A 21-year-old male asked:
can dental braces cause infections in body? if yes how can we test that a orthodentic bracket is causing infection or allergy in body.please suggest!
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No and yes: Stainless steel, latex, and ceramic materials cannot cause infections. Bacteria, viruses, and other living organisms cause infections. You can see an Allergist to be tested for allergy to nickel in the stainless steel or to latex, but these are relatively rare.
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not likely, but: is a possibility. The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill. With a good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing and professional cleaning this will never happen.
Last updated Dec 1, 2017
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