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Allergic Reactions from Invisalign Braces

Can You Get Allergic Reactions from Invisalign Braces?

The modern world of orthodontics, with its Invisalign braces, has evolved greatly to provide almost picture-perfect success in teeth-straightening treatments. It uses a type of aligner trays that straightens the teeth minus all the difficulties that the conventional treatment with braces offer. In fact, if you’re yet to learn about this latest cosmetic dentistry treatment, then we would suggest you read our previously posted blog on Invisalign braces.


In spite of being one of the most popular orthodontic treatments, many people believe  these braces are prone to create allergic reactions. Thus, we talked to some prominent orthodontics in London and share our findings here.


Can Invisalign lead to allergic reactions in the mouth?


A Wimpole Street dentist, who has years of experience in this field, said though the answer is yes, but the chances are very unlikely. Like any other allergic reaction, there may be extremely rare cases that a patient is allergic to the material Invisalign braces are made from.


How can the allergy arise?


Some people, usually secrete lesser amount of saliva in the mouth. As a result, their mouths are dry and this lack of moisture may lead to allergic symptoms.

Others may have problem with the plastic from which, the Invisalign braces are made.


Invisalign is also known as clear or invisible braces. In order to maintain the transparency, the point of these braces is made from plastic and not metal. As the aligner trays are placed on top of the teeth, they constantly keep touching the inner walls of the mouth. Thus, the tongue, gums and the fleshy insides of the mouth may be affected, causing irritation.


How severe and serious these allergic reactions are?


Even if you develop this kind of allergy in the mouth, chances are rare that it will be anything serious or severe. Your mouth will be a little more sensitive than otherwise. Your tongue and gums may feel little itchy. However, if you feel inconvenience at any stage, you should report this to your dental expert immediately. Just like any other severe allergic reaction, the Invisalign side-effect may also lead to chest pain, hyperventilation and breathing problems. The patient should get immediate medical attention and care in such circumstances.


What to do in such cases?


Invisalign providers in London suggest you consult your dentist first. The expert will examine the symptoms and provide necessary medication. Usually, they conduct a plastic test. A piece of a plastic, identical to that in your transparent braces, will be tied to your skin for a few days. If you do develop any reaction from it, then it will show on your hands. In case there’s no allergic reaction, it indicates, the plastic in your clear braces is not the culprit. However, an oral health expert only conducts this step, where a patient complains of severe inconveniences.


For mildly allergic reactions, which hardly happen one in a million cases, the experts suggest to continue with the teeth straightening procedure, without any disruption. The treatment hardly lasts a few weeks and once the braces are taken out permanently, the allergic reactions stop appearing automatically.

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