Dental Loans

Looking to cover your dental expenses? Compare low rate personal loans with Savvy today and save.

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Common questions about dental loans answered

How long are dental loan terms?

You can lock in a dental loan for as little time as 12 months up to a maximum of seven years, although the term you're approved for will depend on a variety of factors relating to your personal profile and the size of the loan you're after.

How much will my repayments be?

This will depend on how much you want to borrow and for how long. However, you can use our online calculator to find out how much you will be paying in monthly repayments.

Can I use any medical practitioner?

Yes – because these loans are unsecured personal loans, you can use them to pay for a medical procedure with any professional practitioner you choose, rather than have that decision taken out of your hands.

Do you offer finance for braces?

Yes – in the same way, unsecured personal loans can be used to pay for any dental procedure you need, from braces to fillings to veneers and everything in between.

Do you lend money to people who are self-employed?

Yes – self-employed workers are just as able to borrow to pay for dental expenses as any other Australian. The only difference for these borrowers is that you won't be able to supply payslips, which are usually integral to the documentation requirements of a personal loan, so you'll have to bring your two most recent years' worth of tax returns.

Will I be able to access financing even if I've just started a new job?

Yes – our lenders can work with applicants who've just started a new job.

How long does the process take?

You can receive instant conditional approval on your personal loan within a minute or two of submitting your application, with the total processing and funding time able to take place within just 24 hours.

Your helpful guides on dental loans

Credit score check up

Not having the right credit score can be a kick in the teeth. Checking your credit score before approaching a lender is important because this will help smoothen the process of you accessing the funds you need. Lenders will look at your score to approve a loan. Most lenders will be reluctant to approve you for the amount you've applied for if you have a low credit score, but we're partnered with specialist lenders who can. Seeing if you match the criteria to be approved can help you avoid rejection.

What can delay the process?

There are a few ways your application can be delayed. Perhaps the simplest reason for this is if you don't have the right documentation, to which there's a simple and easy fix: ensure you have the right documents when you submit your application. This helps sidestep avoidable delays in the process. Additionally, if you've applied for many loans in the past and been rejected, you may find your application is delayed by your lender taking more time to assess it.

Credit card or personal loan?

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to sort out an emergency dental procedure you could be tempted to reach for your credit card which might seem convenient at the time, but a personal loan will likely be the better option in the long term. Personal loans generally come with lower interest rates when compared to credit cards which not only make them more affordable overall but will also help you manage your repayments better. You should look to avoid steep credit card interest at all costs.

Interest free payment plans

Interest free payment plans can seem like a better way to pay off your dental expenses. This means that you will not pay any interest on the amount that you have borrowed. However, these plans may only last for a select period before reverting to a higher interest. Personal loans, on the other hand, generally have low rates that are fixed throughout. Unless if you can take advantage of the interest free payment period, a personal loan can suit you better.

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Still looking for the right personal loan?

Personal loans come in all shapes and sizes, so read more about the ways you can use them, as well as how they might work for you.