Invisalign has become an incredibly popular alternative to traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth discreetly and conveniently. This means you can easily straighten your teeth at any stage of life without people even knowing.
While Invisalign is one of the easiest and most comfortable ways to straighten your teeth, many women are unsure if Invisalign is a safe treatment option during pregnancy. If you are currently pregnant or planning on getting pregnant, you may be wondering whether Invisalign is a safe option for you.
What Happens To Your Teeth When Pregnant?
Pregnancy causes a lot of changes to your body. Even your teeth and oral health will experience some big adjustments.
For example, pregnancy hormones can actually make your teeth looser. Additionally, pregnancy hormones may affect how your body responds to oral bacteria.
These changes can result in swollen gums and a bit more discomfort in your teeth and mouth. Due to these changes, you might decide to make some alterations in your orthodontic treatment. Many women decide that they want to get Invisalign aligners during pregnancy to make sure their teeth don’t shift due to their pregnancy hormones.
Is Invisalign Safe To Use While Pregnant?
The short answer is: yes. Experts say that as long as all your x-rays and scans are completed before conception, Invisalign aligners can safely be worn during your pregnancy.
Fortunately, Invisalign does not require any additional anesthesia or other medications that could cause harm to your child. This means you won’t have to worry about ingesting any unsafe drugs or medication during your pregnancy.
During your Invisalign treatment, you will simply be fitted for your aligners and change out your retainers based on the movement of your teeth. Since the process is so simple, women can easily wear Invisalign retainers during pregnancy.
Just make sure you keep up with your regular appointments and wear your retainers 20-22 hours a day.
It’s always very important to maintain regular hygiene appointments to keep your gums and teeth healthy, but especially during pregnancy. So don’t fall behind on dental checkups.
Is There A Better Time To Start Invisalign Treatments?
One important note: if you do wish to undergo Invisalign treatment while pregnant, it is better to begin treatment about a month before you conceive.
This just gives your mouth time to adjust to the new treatment plan. If this is not an option for you, you should consider starting treatment during your second trimester, when morning sickness is less likely to slow down your treatment process.
Contact Our Skilled Team Of Professionals
If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant and are considering Invisalign, you probably have a lot of questions. Our talented team of dental professionals are fully equipped to answer any of the questions you may have. Contact us today and let’s make a plan for your dental future!