Latex Allergy

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Delilahbear
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Latex Allergy

#1 Post by Delilahbear » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:24 pm

I posted about me being 66 and expecting braces in the near future but reading about "elastics" and ties, I am wondering if there are latex free versions available. I am tending to shy away from even getting Invisilign as I have read about allergies to them and at work we handle some products (I am in healthcare) which are in a plastic container that every time I am exposed to that product I have tingly lips tounge and throat as well as shortness of breath. I am also allergic to many adhesive products due to the small amount of latex contained in them. Am I overreacting or is this going to be a problem in getting fitted with braces?

assertives
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Re: Latex Allergy

#2 Post by assertives » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:14 pm

Let your orthodontist know up front that you have a latex allergy. There are non-latex elastics options available. As for the ligature ties, you can opt for self-liagating brackets like the damons or your orthodontist can also use steel wire ties too.

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