They are not magnetic
Your uncle might have shared a wild tale about a kid getting his braces stuck to a mailbox. This story is just a myth. The “braces not magnetic myth” is not true at all.
In the past, they did contain metals that were slightly magnetic. But, they were never magnetic enough to stick to a mailbox. Different metal alloys are used to make the wires and brackets in these things nowadays. These alloys, which can include metals and non-metals, are not magnetized.
Even ceramic braces, which are popular today, don’t have any magnetic properties. So, you can stand near a mailbox without any fear.Book your orthodontic consultation today!