Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful phases in a woman’s life. At the same time when you look good you feel good too. It is important for the pregnant woman to not only look and feel good inside out as this will have a whole lot of impact on her well-being as well as that of her unborn child. When you have teeth that are in a straight line, there is no end to your smile. Therefore, if you have decided to have braces and discover that you are expecting a child, there is no reason to stop with your braces. Both of these can work as the most wonderful of life changing experiences for you. 

The right kind of smile can do a whole lot of wonderful things for your self-image and confidence. Why would you want to stop yourself from getting a wonderful smile and enhance the way you look? Once you have the braces on you need not have any medication or be on any special kind of diet. Therefore, this is going to work out perfectly for you. All that you might need to do is initially have soft food just after you have worn your braces. In fact, if you postpone your braces treatment for after the baby is born you might not have that much of time to take yourself to the orthodontist.


At the same time there are some factors that need to be taken into consideration. The first trimester might make you feel nauseous all the time. This might get aggravated with the braces treatment that you might undergo. But, by the end of the first trimester the morning sickness is gone and that is when you can pursue the braces treatment.


At times the braces treatment involves extraction of a tooth. This is not a dangerous practice as such but the X-ray done before that is to be avoided. Therefore, it is a good idea to let your orthodontist know right from the start if you are pregnant. If you suspect that you might be pregnant and are scheduled for an X-ray then wait out until you have confirmed the news.


Now, the good news is that once you start the treatment for the braces during pregnancy, before you know it the baby will be born, you would have got back your svelte figure and a wonderful smile to boot along with it. This is certainly going to be like a new beginning phase for you. You won’t be able to stop beaming and one wouldn’t be sure if it is motherhood or the new smile that you have got.


Look after your teeth well during pregnancy and there shouldn’t be any concern at all. Braces during pregnancy are certainly no hassle at all. You might feel a bit sore and pain but that you would have even felt if you weren’t pregnant. Go on and make the most of the  time that you have before the baby is born.


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  • dr ritz

    dr ritz 14 - September - 2011, at 22:15 PM

  • Winny, teeth are for lifetime. If you will maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and keeping your teeth in good condition, then they will not get loosened. With braces treatment, it becomes all more important to maintain good oral hygiene. Avoid any deposits or decay of the tooth to have healthy teeth.


    WINNY 14 - September - 2011, at 05:41 AM

  • Thanks, i will forward your details to all the people i know,just one question, is there any high posibilities of loosing teeth when old if one has had braces before.

  • dr ritz

    dr ritz 14 - September - 2011, at 00:53 AM

  • Winny, We offer free web dental consultation to people all over the world. We have base in New York but we provide consultation to people of all the countries. You can tell your friends about us. It would be our pleasure to help them out.


    WINNY 13 - September - 2011, at 06:47 AM

  • hi thanks for the quick response,so do you offer free dental consultation to people in South Africa, because i am based here in Gauteng (Pretoria) in South AFrica.can i be able to consult with you guys.

  • dr ritz

    dr ritz 13 - September - 2011, at 02:47 AM

  • You can get braces treatment during pregnancy. There is no risk involved in it. During the first trimester of pregnancy, you may feel nausea which might be aggravated by braces treatment. If tooth extraction is required for braces, it is better to pull it out in the second trimester. As such, there is no risk involved. Some of the celebs like Marion jones also got braces treatment during pregnancy.

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