A metallic element, nickel is found in many of the appliances used in orthodontics today – including traditional metal braces. If you or your child has a nickel allergy, you can still straighten your teeth, Dr. Partovi will simply use an orthodontic treatment that does not contain any nickel. In these cases, your braces will need to be:

Titanium

On the outside, titanium braces look very similar to traditional metal braces. However, they are nickel free, making them an ideal option for patients with allergies.

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Invisalign

Comprised of a clear, virtually invisible plastic, Invisalign also has no nickel and is thus an appropriate treatment option.

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Gold-plated

Gold-plated braces offer an extra layer of security against the nickel that’s present in the stainless steel, making them safe for patients with allergies.

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Clear Braces

Clear braces are of the same shape and size as metal braces – but they’re made of clear porcelain, which makes them appear virtually invisible. As such, they’re an ideal choice for both teen and adult patients who desire a more discreet way to straighten their teeth

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During your initial consultation with Dr. Partovi, she will advise on how you can best straighten your teeth without aggravating your nickel allergy, ensuring comfortable and effective treatment.