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Invisalign During Pregnancy: What You Need To Consider

Is Invisalign Safe for Pregnancy?

Absolutely. Invisalign is made of plastic, without any harmful chemicals, and with no toxins that may harm the fetus. There is are no known safety issues that have been identified with Invisalign during pregnancy.

Does Pregnancy Change Anything About Invisalign?

Pregnancy itself does not change the effectiveness of Invisalign treatments. However, pregnancy can change the sensitivity of your teeth and gums. It’s not uncommon for women undergoing braces of any kind to feel a bit more discomfort than the average woman with braces. More frequent oral hygiene is one strategy that is known to help, and talk to your orthodontist and OBGYN if you’re finding it problematic.

Is Invisalign Better then Metal Braces for Pregnant Women?

Whether or not Invisalign is the right choice during your pregnancy is going to be based first on whether you want Invisalign over metal braces, since personal preference plays a strong role. But it also may be a bit based on how you are experiencing your pregnancy. For example:

  • Frequent Hunger – If you are hungry all throughout the day and you have to snack frequently, you may want to consider metal braces. Invisalign needs to be removed and your teeth cleaned every time you eat, so snacking is more difficult.
  • Morning Sickness – Similarly, morning sickness with vomiting could be a bit problematic with Invisalign, as vomiting may require an additional cleaning of the plastic braces (which can be unpleasant when you’re also feeling ill).
  • Self-Esteem – On the other hand, if frequent hunger and morning sickness are not too severe, those that feel like they want to try to feel as good about themselves and their look as possible as they start to go through pregnancy changes may prefer Invisalign.

If you’re not sure, don’t be afraid to call me today. At Remarkable Smiles, we provide more than just an Invisalign treatment in Orange County – we also provide metal, ceramic, and other forms of braces, and can assist you in making a good decision for your pregnancy.

Invisalign is a great choice during pregnancy, but there are some considerations you may want to make. Call me today to find out more.

 

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