A member asked:

With a neck mri, could braces on your teeth, and teeth fillings, stop you from getting the study?

9 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

With braces and filling in the teeth.

Answered Dec 2, 2022


Dr. Shawn Murray answered

Specializes in Dentistry

It really depends on the specific area that they are imaging. Sometimes braces need to be removed and sometimes not. Ask the doctor requesting the MRI what his or her preference is. Fillings rarely interfere with mri's.

Answered Nov 30, 2014


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

"silver" tooth fillings and stainless steel braces are non-magnetic metal devices. Probably not affected by, or causative of affect to, mri. Has never been a problem for any of my patients. However, check with the radiologist who will take the MRI just to make sure.

Answered Sep 13, 2017



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