Can You Be Allergic to Braces?

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I’m Dr. Abey and the question for today is “Can you be allergic to braces?”

The answer is yes you can. Braces are made out of a mix of metal, comprised of stainless steel, nickel, and many other metals. Very few people, although they do exist, have an allergic reaction to an ingredient that the braces are made of. This is rare but it does happen. There is another alternative. We have ceramic braces, which are braces made of a material that is free of nickel, and Invisalign (which is made of plastic).