Braces and Pregnancy

First off, congratulations on the baby! Now that you have someone else to care for it’s important to know how braces are going to affect you and your unborn child.  This is a bit of a tricky question because two factors affect this answer. The first is when the baby was conceived. Depending on which trimester your in the baby will be affected differently. The second major factor when dealing with braces and pregnancy is when the brackets get placed on your teeth. The real problems are arising when your baby is in the 2nd and 3rd trimester and the braces are put on. This is a major problem because the soreness from the brackets makes it difficult to eat the necessary food for the baby to grow. Since you will be limited to soft foods because anything else is hard to chew as a result of the extreme soreness. If you get them put on few months prior to the baby entering the second trimester or a few months afterwards. This ensures you can eat the nutritious food the infant needs, while fixing your teeth. Even if you get braces on during the fastest growth period you can take vitamins to ensure the child is being fed properly.

You should speak to your orthodontist right away if you get pregnant or are pregnant. This will allow them to adjust your treatment to suite your needs and keep in mind that you are carrying a new life within you. You should also be sure to talk to your doctor about the nutrition that you need and what foods and if there are pills you can take. This will provide all the information you need to make sure that you avoid any complications during you’re the child’s development growth. Also, if you have trouble swallowing vitamins or eating the foods that have the vitamins you can create a smoothie to help make it easier to get the supplements you need.

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