Question from Liz
Thank you so much for all of the great information! I’m on the hunt for metal free and plastic/silicone/latex free braces or retainer.
I found a few silicone options but silicone doesn’t seem to work for me!
Thanks so much!
I don’t have any personal experience with braces or retainers.
Readers, any ideas?
Having said that, I just found an excellent article about materials used for retainers and braces at NOW: Is Mouth Gear Safe, Considering All That Plastic?.
They recommend asking your dentist for a retainer made of “somewhat pricier polypropylene.”
Is your objection to ALL plastic or the toxic plastics? Polypropylene is much less toxic than others.