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Can I get a clear plastic dental retainer if I am pregnant?

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, speak to your OB/GYN and orthodontist about possible risks involved with wearing a clear plastic dental retainer. Researchers at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute found that when retainers aren’t kept clean, they can develop a build-up of potentially harmful germs. While the risk for healthy people is low, those with certain health conditions may need to take extra precautions.

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