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A 20-year-old female asked:

i have had braces for a year now&i just started to get lightheadedness. i eat regularly, drink lots of water. i went to the doctor&he says its nothing?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
Unrelated: Braces and lightheadedness are unrelated. Lightheadedness usually indicates vertigo of mild nature. You can try OTC Meclizine in dosage which can be gradually increased upto 50 mg 3x/day with supervision from your PCP.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Light headed: Braces (orthodontic tooth movement) and lightheadedness are not related. So the question then becomes what else could be causing your mild dizziness. Have you recently had a virus, allergic response to environmental allergens, change in sleep pattern/meds/supplements, and so many other questions that your physician should discuss with you.

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Last updated May 29, 2019

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