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CAN I GET BRACES WHILE I'M PREGNANT?



Yes, you can get braces while pregnant. There are several factors to be aware of when deciding whether to proceed with orthodontic treatment while pregnant.


Is it imperative to have excellent oral hygiene to prevent gingival inflammation and progression to periodontal disease. Pregnancy hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, are linked to increased inflammatory response to plaque and calculus. In some studies, periodontal disease has been linked to negative maternal outcomes such as preterm birth, though more research needed to confirm the association (Teshome 2016). For this reason, it is necessary to brush your teeth after every meal and floss once per day. In addition, you will need to maintain regular checkups with your general dentist and get dental cleanings every 3 months.


Dental radiographs are safe during pregnancy, according to the American Dental Association. Make sure to wear a protective apron during the CBCT or radiographs.


Something to keep in mind is that braces may be slightly uncomfortable after they are bonded or after adjustments are made.


Teshome A. Yitaveh A. Relationship between periodontal disease and preterm low birth weight: systematic review. Pan Afr Med J. 2016 Jul 12;24:215. doj: 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.215.8727. PMID: 27800070; PMCID: PMC5075444.

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