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Can You Fix Your Teeth With Braces When Pregnant?

You’ll want to offer your unborn child the best shot at a healthy existence possible as a pregnant woman. You should create a setting that will allow the child to develop comfortably. But, you might want teeth straightening services when you’re expecting, raising the question of whether you can wear braces. The following information relates to the query of whether it is possible to wear braces when pregnant.

Are Braces Safe for the Baby?

Many expectant mothers’ first concern when considering having braces during their pregnancies is if the braces would be safe for the developing fetus. Many expecting moms wonder if their treatment and the material used are safe for their unborn babies. The good news is that wearing braces while pregnant is entirely safe.

General Discomfort

Having braces can be uncomfortable whether or not you are pregnant. You can experience some swelling and soreness during the initial weeks, but these adverse effects should pass. Many new orthodontic patients experience some degree of uneasiness during their first appointment. Once the skin in your mouth gets used to the braces, the discomfort will ease, and you will return to your everyday life. 

Straightening Challenges While Pregnant

Many hormones alter during pregnancy, which could have an impact on your teeth and mouth. Your teeth may be looser than they would ordinarily be if you weren’t pregnant, which could be a concern. You could need to keep a retainer because of the looseness, or you might need to wear your braces longer so that your hormones have time to return to normal before the specialist takes your braces off.

Tooth Decay While Pregnant

Another issue that could develop during pregnancy is accelerated tooth decay, which has a higher risk of happening. Due to the baby’s rising need for your vitamins and minerals, this possibility grows. Because of this, if you are pregnant and have braces on your teeth, you must ensure that you give yourself extra nutrients like vitamin D and calcium. You can achieve the same result by changing your diet or by taking supplements.

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