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Do lip piercings affect braces?

By: Lisha MargaretUpdated: February 18, 2021


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Lip rings rub against your teeth and scratche the surface, over time they may even wear a groove in them. For patients with braces, there is a chance that oral piercing jewellery can catch on the brackets causing discomfort or damage to the orthodontic appliances, which could lengthen your treatment time.

Correspondingly, can you get a smiley piercing with braces?

The frenulum is naturally thin, and many people can't get this area pierced. You should wait to get a smiley piercing if you currently have braces. It's been done, but braces are just one more thing that your new jewelry can snag on, so it's better to wait until the hazard has been removed.

Can a lip ring damage your teeth?

Both tongue and lip piercings can cause problems with chipped or fractured teeth; nerve damage; prolonged gum infection that results in loose teeth or tooth loss and gum recession.

Is it okay to get a tongue piercing with braces?

The simple answer to this question is yes: there is no greater harm from tongue piercings with braces than without braces. Your braces are not at risk of damage by the tongue piercing. However, there are general concerns from a tongue piercing that you should know about.

Do spider bite piercings ruin your teeth?

The location of the spider bite piercing will cause the jewelry to rub against your teeth and gums, which will cause complications in the future; the level of those complications depends upon your anatomy and how much the jewelry presses against the teeth.


What are spider bites piercings?

A spider bites piercing is actually two separate piercings that are placed near each other off to one side of the lower lip area. They draw their name by their close proximity to each other – the placement resembles a spider bite.

Can you have a tongue piercing with Invisalign?

Oral Piercings & Orthodontics
It may also make braces less effective by interfering with tooth movement and even causing gaps in the teeth. Tongue piercings can also interfere with retainers, Lingual braces and Invisalign aligners.

Can you kiss with a smiley piercing?

No kissing.
Your mouth harbors enough harmful bacteria without adding the saliva of your partner. Closed mouth smooches are fine (as long as they're gentle), but you should refrain from kissing of the French variety until your piercer has confirmed that your frenulum has fully healed.

How do I know if I can get a smiley piercing?

Can everyone get it? Your piercer can determine whether you're a candidate for this type of piercing. Some limitations include having braces or too small of a frenulum. Other disqualifying oral conditions may include gum disease, dental sealants, and periodontitis.

What is the most painful piercing?

So, based on customer experiences, here is our list of piercings from the LEAST painful to the MOST painful!
  1. Ear Lobes.
  2. Navel.
  3. Lip.
  4. Nostril.
  5. Eyebrow.
  6. Tongue.
  7. Daith.
  8. Helix.

Do Smiley piercings rip out easily?

The subtle surprise makes this piercing a fun choice for those who want an oral piercing that's more low key than other lip and mouth piercing variations. Since the frenulum is so thin, many people can't get this piercing. It also has a greater risk of being torn out or rejected, since the skin is so thin.

How old do u have to be to get a smiley piercing?

Smiley Piercing
Location: Oral
Jewellery: BCR or Circular Barbell
Healing: 4-12 Weeks
Age Limit: 16 years old
Price: £30-£35

Can you smoke with a smiley piercing?

Smiley (also known as scrumper) piercings are done in the upper lip frenulum, the thin connective tissue that links your upper lip to your gums. A smiley piercing should heal in about four weeks if you're healthy and do proper aftercare. Again, no smoking.

How long does a smiley piercing last?

The Smiley piercing healing rates vary depending on your individual response, however, the average time frame is anywhere between 2-3 months.

Should I clean my piercing the day I get it?

A common misconception is that "spinning" or "rotating" your jewelry in your piercing will help it heal. You should only be concerned with gently cleaning the "crust" away from the outside of a piercing. A gentle cleaning once (no more than twice) a day will suffice.

Where is the Medusa piercing?

A philtrum piercing, nicknamed a medusa piercing, is an upper lip piercing placed in the philtrum, directly under the septum of the nose. It is typically pierced using a labret stud as jewelry, with the ball sitting outside the mouth in the dip of the top lip.

How painful is a smiley piercing?

Pain is possible with all piercings. Generally speaking, the fleshier the area, the less the piercing will hurt. Your frenulum has to be thick enough to support the jewelry, but the piece of tissue is still rather small. Because of this, the piercing may hurt a bit more than a lip or earlobe piercing.

Why can't I get a smiley piercing?

Since the frenulum is so thin, many people can't get this piercing. It also has a greater risk of being torn out or rejected, since the skin is so thin. This piercing won't be for everyone, so it's important to know the entire smiley piercing process before you decide to get one yourself.

What is a gum piercing?

2Gum Piercing
A Gum (or trans-gum) piercing is skewered between the roots of the front teeth with a labret stud. This piercing is so extreme, even the guys at BME (famous for featuring the craziest body modifications ever) don't recommend it.

How much does it cost to get your septum pierced?

The Average Cost Of A Septum Piercing
You can expect to pay between $40 and $90 on average for a septum piercing, and that usually includes the jewelry cost. You should also factor a tip into the cost of your septum piercing.

Can you eat after a smiley piercing?

In the first few days, stick to soft foods until you're used to the new jewelry. Try not to play with the jewelry. You should never touch a healing piercing. Moving the jewelry too much could cause piercing rejection, and your hands harbor harmful bacteria.