Braces and nickel allergy?
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|Mon, 08-24-2009 - 7:04pm|
Anyone have a kid with braces who also has a nickel allergy?
DS 12 needs braces, and everything looks really straightforward (no headgear, no pulling teeth, no palate expander, etc.) except for his nickel allergy.
Nickel is a component of regular braces, so the ortho has wisely sent us for more testing to determine whether his allergist thinks it will be safe for him to have regular braces. The nickel-free kind take a year longer and are more cumbersome, so no one wants them unless they're necessary.
We couldn't get an appointment until December and it's a pain because I have to pull him out of school on 3 separate days in a single week.
Anyone have a kid in this situation?