Can You Be Allergic to Braces?
Surprisingly, yes, you can be allergic to braces.
Braces are made out of a mix of metal, comprised of stainless steel, nickel, and many other metals. Few, but some, people have an allergic reaction to an ingredient that the braces are made of. It’s rare but it does happen.
Ceramic braces, which are braces made of a material that is free of nickel, and Invisalign clear aligners, which are made from a synthetic blend of materials, offer different options for patients who are allergic to the components found in braces.