Is metal poisoning a risk factor while on retainer?
Metal brace/ retainer can cause Metallic Poisoning..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..
I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..
As per your complain it seems that you are wearing a Permanent Retainer and metallic poisoning is commonly seen with Stainless steel braces/retainers..
It can react with other metals if present inside mouth like certain metallic fillings..
At times there can be poisoning with very less symptoms that can go unnoticed..
But as you are wearing Retainers since 13 years and if you have not experienced any abnormality, there is a possibility that you have not been exposed to toxicity..
I would still advice you to consult your treating Orthodontist and get evaluated and discuss with him about the metal used in the retainer that you are wearing and if they are still needed or can be removed..
Decision regarding continuing the retainer or removal along with changing the material used in retainer can be done after a clinical examination and your Orthodontist can treat you accordingly..
Any further questions are welcome..
Hope this information helps..
Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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