Type 1 and getting braces.

By Carolcu2 Latest Reply 2018-02-08 08:04:46 -0600
Started 2018-02-03 22:01:43 -0600

I am about to get braces on my teeth. I worry about getting cuts and ulcers in my mouth and how my diabetes will effect this. I have had diabetes 34 years with no complications and an A1C that’s normally in a good range (7% ).
Anyone out there with advice?

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GabbyPA 2018-02-08 08:04:46 -0600 Report

Instead of the traditional metal braces, have you looked into the plastic ones such as Invisalign? I had braces when I was in High School, but I was not a diabetic then. I didn't have too many issues with them, but I would use wax to protect my inner cheeks from time to time. The mouth tends to heal fast, but I would talk to the orthodontist to see what your options might be.