Can You Get a Tongue Piercing With Braces? While it’s possible to get a tongue piercing with braces, it doesn’t mean you should.
Here are three reasons why having a tongue piercing with braces isn’t such a good idea.
It can cause damage to your teeth and gums.
The metal barbell of the tongue piercing may rub against your teeth, causing damage to the enamel. The barbell can also irritate your gums or cause them to recede, which leaves the tooth roots exposed and susceptible to decay.
It can cause damage to your orthodontic appliance.
Your tongue will be swollen for about two weeks after you get the piercing. If your braces are new or if they’ve recently been tightened, rubbing against the metal brackets and wires can irritate your tongue even more. And if you accidentally bite down on the barbell during eating or talking, you could damage your orthodontic appliance.
You could transmit an oral infection to another part of your body.
If you have gum disease near your orthodontic appliance, bacteria from the infection can follow the wire into other parts of your mouth or even enter your bloodstream. This can lead to other health problems in
I have braces and I’m worried about getting a tongue piercing. Are there any health risks if you get a tongue piercing with braces?
If you’re in the process of getting your braces removed, it’s best to wait two weeks after the removal of your braces before getting a tongue piercing. This is because you’re at a higher risk for infection immediately following the removal of your braces. Your gums and mouth will also be very sore from having the brackets removed, so it’s best to let them heal before adding a tongue piercing to the mix.
The other thing to keep in mind is that tongue piercings can damage your teeth over time, so be prepared to take good care of your oral hygiene. The constant pressure of your jewelry against your teeth can wear away the enamel and cause decay over time (dentists have seen this happen even among people who don’t have braces). It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily, as well as use an alcohol-free mouthwash regularly. To avoid damage to your teeth, try to find a shorter barbell for your piercing — if it sticks out too far, it will hit up against your teeth more often than necessary.
Another option is to get an acrylic ball put
I have had a tongue piercing for about 2 months now and I have braces. I have had no problems with my braces. Just make sure the piercer uses a good barbell, one that doesn’t rust. Because once it starts to rust and you don’t notice it, the rust can get in your mouth and you will get an infection! I know this from personal experience. And when you are done eating or drinking anything with sugar just rinse your mouth out with mouthwash, because sugar can also cause infections if you are pierced.
A tongue piercing is not a good idea if you have braces, but there are other options.
i have a tongue piercing and i just got braces. My orthodontist told me that i could not take it out for 2 years. But what if i get it re-pierced after 2 years, will my teeth move?
“Yes,” Dr. Kao declares. “It’s a really bad idea.”
“There’s an increased risk of gum recession, bone loss and loss of teeth,” cautions Dr. Harms.
“There are also risks of bleeding and infection,” adds Dr. Kao. “Because you’ve got metal in your mouth, it’s going to be hard to keep clean.”
“You’re already dealing with alignment issues [with braces] so the last thing you want to do is introduce anything else that could cause problems,” Dr. Harms says.
The bottom line: If you have braces, you should probably find another way to express your individuality.