Post # 1
Has anyone had braces while pregnant? I have an overbite and really crooked tooth that gives me headaches and makes me very self conscious respectively. I will probably get pregnant in the next year and am also desperate to fix my teeth, which are getting worse. However, I am worried about added discomfort by doig both at the same time. Has anyone done this, what was it like and would you recommend it or not?
Thanks for your help.
Post # 3
I dont know anyone who has done both at the same time. I personally wouldnt recommend it because braces are uncomfortable enough on their own with the buildup of pressure on your plus you have ot be diligent with cleaning brushing and cleaning your teeth and braces. You dont want to be dealing with that when you’re pregnant and feeling exhausted and nauseous
Post # 4
I have Invisalign right now and am getting brackets put on my top teeth next week to finish up my alignment. Hopefully I am only going to have them for 2-3 months at most, but who knows. I am 13 weeks pregnant and am not looking forward to it, but I don’t think pregnancy really has anything to do with it. I just really don’t want brackets. 🙂
I would just get them started now. You never know just how long it will take to get your teeth right or to get pregnant, so if you want it done, just do it. It’s better now that you’re not pregnant since you have to have a bunch of X-rays at the beginning anyways. And by the time you do get pregnant, you’ll have a better idea about how to care for them and what to expect.
Post # 5
Get braces now, you might not get pregnant for a little bit yet. I had braces for a year and a half (was supposed to be 2 years but I was really good about keeping them nice and wearing rubber bands and stuff) and while uncomfortable, it wasn’t horrible. Sure, braces are annoying and the adjustments are uncomfortable, but generally I hardly noticed them. You just floss and brush differently, it doesn’t take a whole lot of extra time.
I’ve never been pregnant though. But I don’t think braces are too bad.
Post # 6
Just as a side note: DO NOT get Invisalign while pregnant, though. I’ve had them for more than a year, and my gag reflex is considerably higher now. They make me full on gag fairly regularly and I cannot wear them as I should anymore. I’m lucky I was pretty much at the end of my run because I just can’t wear them anymore without wanting to puke. I’m assuming brakets will be much much better because they don’t touch the inside of my mouth or my gums.
Post # 7
I wore braces when I was younger. They didn’t bother me very much. I would look into getting them now. Braces can be very expensive and having a baby is also very expensive. So I would look into braces ASAP to see if it would work for you now or if you should wait.