As we all know, knee braces are not made of metal. In fact, metal is not used at all when making knee braces. Because of this, there are some risks involved in using metal braces. Here are some of the risks that can occur if you choose to use metal braces for your treatment.
One of the most common risks of using metal braces is on getting an infection. If your bones get an infection, it can cause serious complications. The main reason for this is because the metal braces dig into the bones and constricts the blood vessels. As a result, you can get an infection if the infection travels down to the lung tissues or other parts of the body. Although rare, this can also result in the death of the patient.
Metal can also result to problems in terms of your hearing. Because of the way the metal braces are designed, they can make sounds that you cannot hear before. This makes it very difficult for you to adjust to a new environment. Because of this, you may not be able to function properly in everyday activities. Aside from this, metal can also cause damage to your vocal chords, which is the reason why you need to have proper vocal training.
The metal can also interfere with your bone density. Because the teeth will become heavier, it can affect the stability of your bones. This will result to the increase of your chances of getting a fracture. Because of this, it can also affect the health of your bones and other internal organs. This is why it is important for you to consult with a dentist who specializes in orthodontics.
The metal can also give off an allergic reaction. For some people, the metal can make them sneeze, itch, and have rashes on their skin. If you do not treat the metal for a few hours right after the treatment, you can expect for the allergy to worsen. The inflammation that the metal causes can also lead to more complications, which you need to avoid.
These are the complications that you need to avoid. These complications can result to the worsening of your knee. As soon as you notice the symptoms, you should consult your doctor immediately. Remember that knee braces cannot fix your knee permanently, so you should also focus on taking care of your knees.
Aside from the complication mentioned above, metal braces can also put strain on your teeth. Since the metal braces are placed on the outside of your teeth, it will be hard for you to chew your food properly. You will need to make sure that you will eat all the foods that you should chew carefully so as not to aggravate the pain that you are feeling. This will help you avoid from having bad breath. Aside from this, you should also clean your mouth thoroughly before you go to sleep at night.
If you want to have less complications while wearing metal braces, you can choose to go for the conventional type. This is a type of metal brace that is made from nickel alloy. This kind of metal has a smooth and shiny surface that can give a natural look to the surface of your teeth. It can also resist corrosion and can last longer than the traditional metal braces. Just make sure that you have this kind of metal brace installed by a professional to ensure that it can serve its purpose effectively. By doing these, you can now live a normal life without worrying about how you are going to deal with your knee.