From: Peter S Wohlgemuth
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 17 51
I recently saw a new patient with a severe metal allergy. A zipper on her
skin will cause a reaction. I know that Dentaurum has a titanium appliance.
I was curious if anyone else has had experiences with other patients. I am
planning to place one band in her mouth and see if she reacts to it.
Peter S. Wohlgemuth
From: Stanley M. Sokolow
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 19 24
I've never had to deal with metal allergies, but I'm sure it is a challenge.
You must not only consider the brackets, but also the other metals, including
stainless steel. A quick search on the Internet found this page on the composition of
various grades of stainless steel. You'll need to contact the manufacturer of
each metal appliance, archwires, bands, etc., to determine the content of their
metal components and check with the patient's physician regarding the identified
metallic allergens -- they may not necessarily be nickel. Your cautious challenge
approach seems logical - Stan Sokolow