Are you allergic to nickel? Did you know that nickel is regularly used in many orthodontic materials including braces? An allergy to nickel is common, more frequently in women, and this allergy has increased with the continual use of nickel in jewelry. What about latex? Latex is found in o-ring ligatures, elastics, and exam gloves. If you’re considering braces for adults, being aware of your allergies are extremely important, and an allergy to nickel and/or latex should be mentioned at your initial consultation with Dr. Richard Graham here at BracesPlus in the 28104 zip code area.
Braces for Adults and Nickel Allergy
If you have a nickel allergy, wearing traditional braces can cause these four symptoms:
- Mouth sores
- Upper respiratory symptoms
Don’t let an allergy or sensitivity shy you away from orthodontic treatment, there’s always alternative braces for adults we can use here at BracesPlus in the 28104 area code that won’t cause problems for you. Contact us today!
Dr. Richard E. Graham and the team at BracesPlus are experts in braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, braces and/or clear braces in the 28104 zip code area: Wesley Chapel, Union County, Waxhaw, Weddington, Indian Trail, or Monroe, NC, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Graham, contact BracesPlus at: 704.821.8008