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Can I Still Get Braces with Metal Allergies?

If you have an allergy to metals, you are probably concerned that you won’t be able to wear braces in order to give you a happy, healthy smile. We have good news – you can still get braces, even if you have metal allergies!

Most braces include some form of metal in either (or both) of the brackets and wires. Here at 360 Orthodontics we can proud to offer many different types of meta braces, so that if you are allergic to one, or more, types of metal, we can work with you to find a brace solution that will work for you. Today, braces can be made of stainless steel, nickel titanium, full titanium or gold plated stainless steels. These options allow most of our patients to find a metal brace solution that works with their allergies. If you are allergic to all types of metal braces available on the market today, don’t worry. We also have other non-metal options that will straighten your teeth and enhance and correct your smile just as effectively as metal options.


Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are a popular option for adults and others who want more natural looking, “invisible” braces. They are also a fantastic option for anyone with metal allergies!  Because ceramic braces contain no metal, you should experience no reaction, no matter what your metal allergy is. Because ceramic braces will be made to be either clear, or to blend with you current teeth shading and color, they are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces, while still being an effective option for treatment.


Plastic Braces

There are many 100% metal-free plastic brace options available today, including Invisalign, which is a popular option for many patients, both those with and without metal allergies. In addition to being metal-free which makes them a great option for patients with metal allergies, plastic braces are also much less noticeable than metal braces, allowing you to correct and improve your smile, without having to announce to the world that you’re wearing braces!

Communication between orthodontist and patient is crucial in any orthodontic relationship, especially if you have existing, known allergies, or if you experience any allergic reactions to the braces are have fitted you for. If you suspect you are allergic to metal, you may benefit from having an allergy test done to confirm any allergies. Don’t worry though, no matter what your allergies, we have the knowledge, experience and products available to give you the smile you desire!