Orthodontic Treatment Considerations in Pregnancy: An Insight
Keywords:Pregnancy, Orthodontist role, Pregnancy gingivitis, Tooth movement, Hormones.
Introduction: This article presents an insight on little known fact regarding orthodontic treatment in pregnancy and to find literature support in favor regarding orthodontic treatment during pregnancy. Literature was reviewed extensively to get results dental and orthodontic treatment during pregnancy. Discussion: Nowadays there are many adult patients seeking
orthodontic treatment because of increase in awareness. In these adult patients, there are many pregnant females coming to orthodontist for treatment or a lady getting pregnant during the treatment. ‘Can a pregnant woman continue with orthodontic treatment or can she start with orthodontic treatment during pregnancy?’ This is a difficult question to answer but ‘Yes’, pregnant women can go for orthodontic treatment but with precautions. Present article gives us the information how to go about the treatment in pregnant women, the precautions to be taken, effect of drugs and hormonal changes on orthodontic treatment. Conclusion: Pregnant women can go for orthodontic treatment but with some precaution and some systemic and local condition limit the treatment modalities.