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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Orthodontics during pregnancy
Are there any risks when you have braces and are pregnant?
There have not been any reported risks to a pregnancy as the result of placing or treating patients with orthodontic appliances ( braces). The concern comes in the beginning during the first trimester when radiographs ( x-rays ) should be avoided. Radiographs are an essential part of the diagnosis and treatment planning. With modern equipment and the future use of digital radiography these risks are even further minimized.
Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University