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Can I Go for Invisalign Treatment During Pregnancy?
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  • Aug 28, 2021

Can I Go for Invisalign Treatment During Pregnancy?

If you are already pregnant or planning for a baby then please do not ignore this blog post. This post is meant for you, why? A large number of people – either already pregnant or seriously considering getting pregnant – keep enquiring about orthodontic teeth straightening treatments. They either want to start or continue with their treatment. Is teeth-straightening with Invisalign during pregnancy safe?

Let get to the bottom of this.

Is Invisalign Safe During Pregnancy?

Invisalign is the cutting-edge teeth straightening technology, that is a reliable alternative to conventional metal braces. Made from high-quality, flexible plastic, these aligners mould to fit around your teeth. The plastic aligners then exert firm pressure on the teeth to facilitate gradual movement to their ideal position.

If you have already conceived or planning to do so, you must be wondering whether Invisalign is safe for you and your baby. According to qualified dentists and orthodontists usually, It is advised to patients to go on with Invisalign treatment. However digital scanning and x-rays that are an integral part of the Invisalign teeth straightening procedure must be completed before your pregnancy. Any orthodontic procedure, including Invisalign, does not affect the baby or the mother.

Here is another reason why Invisalign and pregnancy go hand in hand. While straightening the teeth using the clear, plastic, invisible aligners a dentist will not apply anaesthesia or any other medication. Thus there is simply nothing to worry about. unsafe drugs and chemicals that may affect you or your pregnancy are not used during your treatment.

The best thing is to get started with your Invisalign treatment a month before your pregnancy. That gives your mouth sufficient time before the issue of pregnancy kicks in to get adjusted to the treatment. If in case you fail to get Invisalign in the first tri-semester then set the goal to get it during the second tri-semester when you have do not need to suffer from morning sickness anymore. 

Can you get braces during pregnancy?

Pregnancy changes life drastically all of a sudden. When people are pregnant they worry about things and ask questions that they would have never given a second thought to before. Can I exercise? Is it okay to eat this? Should I take that medicine? And we understand how important these are, and that is why we are here to help.

However, the question that is most important and is asked frequently, is “can I be on Invisalign while pregnant?” Here are few important and relevant facts that will certainly help you make the right and informed decision.

  • Safety - when braces and pregnancy are concerned the first and foremost consideration is safety. Is it safe for both, the would-be mother and her baby to get braces? The answer is yes; it is perfectly safe to wear braces on the teeth. Research confirms the braces, as well as dental cement or adhesives that are used to attach the braces to your teeth, have zero side-effect on the mother and the baby. Even impressions of the teeth that are taken before you start wearing braces do not have any adverse effect on pregnancy. Moreover, every type of orthodontic braces – bet it the plastic invisible braces, metal or ceramic braces – is safe for both the soon-to-be mother and her child.
  • Ease – Is it really a good idea to start Invisalign in pregnancy days? The concern is pretty obvious. One has to keep up with the appointments and during pregnancy, it may be a little difficult to maintain those appointments. Moreover, once the baby is born life turns unbelievably hectic. Thus maintaining scheduled visits to your orthodontic is likely to be even more difficult once you attain motherhood. Well, once the baby is born attending those scheduled appointments with the orthodontist is simply out of the question, because you invariably become so busier. Therefore the best time to get started with your teeth straightening treatment using Invisalign is when you are pregnant and the baby is growing in the warmth and safety of your womb.

Moreover, Invisalign treatment usually lasts anywhere between 6 and 18 months. Thus when you start wearing the braces during your pregnancy your treatment ends even before your child turns into a toddler.

How to take proper dental care during pregnancy?

It is important to take proper care of the teeth and the gums during pregnancy. Pregnancy causes a drastic change in hormone levels in the body. As a result, you become more prone to gum disease. Furthermore, it can also have an adverse effect on the baby growing in your womb.

Follow the tips below to maintain thorough oral health, both during and after pregnancy.

Before you are pregnant

Go for a dental visit immediately after you are pregnant to get the teeth professionally cleaned. The dentist can also examine your gum tissues carefully and detect any budding oral health issues at the same time.

When you are pregnant

It is important to let your dentist know that you are pregnant. Routine dental care can easily be done during pregnancy. Even urgent dental procedures can also be done too. 

It is your responsibility to let the dentist know the names as well as the dosages of all the medicines and drugs that you are presently taking. You should even disclose the prenatal vitamins that your doctor has prescribed. Based on this information the dentist may modify your oral treatment plan.

Can I do x rays while pregnant?

X-rays of the mouth can be done during pregnancy. Unlike that in the past, modern technology makes x-rays safer for pregnant women and their babies. You can rest assured your dentist will take additional care to keep both you and your baby safe from the harmful radiation.

Be particularly careful about your gums during pregnancy. If there is any kind of swelling, tenderness, or bleeding in the gum tissues report this to your dentist immediately.

Do not make your pregnancy an excuse to skip your appointments with the dentist. Any significant oral health issue can prove to be worse when you are pregnant. Follow the standard oral hygiene practices to prevent as well as reduce the chances of dental health issues. Brush the teeth twice a day properly while flossing once a day. Rinse the mouth with an antimicrobial mouthwash on a regular basis.

And for more information about teeth straightening treatment using Invisalign during pregnancy please feel free to get in touch with us!

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