Most people don’t realize that they have a metal allergy. They also don’t realize that standard braces contain nickel and the wires contain nickel titanium.
This patient had a severe inflammatory reaction to the braces from another dentist. She was probably told by the dentist that she wasn’t brushing enough around her brackets – when in fact it was due to an allergy.
Invisalign is a much better option if you have allergies to metals or resin containing cements (used to cement the brackets).
The picture above is a before and after. Notice the extreme difference in the gumline after the inflamed tissue was removed by a periodontist.
This post was originally published on January 25, 2017.