If you wore braces or aligners before you were pregnant, you wouldn’t need to get them removed in the event of pregnancy. If you started to wear orthodontic devices, you should continue to do so throughout your pregnancy. Then you can stop your teeth from returning to the incorrect position in your mouth.
Can you give birth with braces?
The good news is that having or getting braces usually won’t affect your pregnancy in any way, or vice versa. With that being said, you should be aware of certain dental issues that do have the potential to impact your orthodontic treatment while pregnant.
Should I tell my orthodontist I’m pregnant?
It is perfectly safe to undergo or continue orthodontic treatment during pregnancy. However, you need to make sure you tell your orthodontist if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as this may change some of the approaches to your care.
Can you get braces free when pregnant?
You’re entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you’re pregnant when you start your treatment and for 12 months after your baby is born. To get free NHS dental treatment, you must have: a MATB1 certificate issued by your midwife or GP.
Can pregnancy move your teeth?
Ligaments soften, stretch and allow bones in the pelvic region to temporarily move position during birth. It is thought that relaxin may also soften other parts of the body as well, including the ligaments that help bind teeth to the gums and jaw, resulting in teeth shifting during pregnancy.
Can you get braces if you have cavities?
Yes, you can get braces if you have fillings.
In fact, often cavities and misaligned teeth are linked to one another, and there’s no fixing one without the other. It’s not uncommon at all for a dentist to recommend braces or similar treatment after the cavities are addressed.
Can Dentists tell if you are pregnant?
Aside from pointing out the evident cavity or stained teeth, dentists can tell if you are sick, highly stressed, and even pregnant!
Can braces make you lose weight?
Wearing adult braces could help you to get healthy and even to lose weight. We know, this sounds hard to believe but it actually makes a lot of sense. When our patients start wearing braces, they typically do so because they are ready to make an important decision to improve their health and appearance.
Can you get braces at 20?
Both adults and children can wear braces, but it is critical for the involved orthodontist to know the differences in treating an adult versus a child. A child up to approximately age 20 or 22 still experiences some jaw growth as the braces are moving the teeth.
Are root canals free when pregnant?
Pregnant women are also entitled to free NHS prescriptions during the same time period. Many treatments, including root canal therapy and extractions can be undertaken safely during pregnancy. However, it is imperative that the dentist is aware of the pregnancy so appropriate safeguarding measures can be taken.
Can I refuse a Pap smear during pregnancy?
You can refuse to do a pap smear during pregnancy. In fact, you can refuse anything you want while pregnant. It is your body and your choice. With that said information is power.