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Metal poisoning due to braces and retainers

Posted on April 16, 2015 4:19 pm under Medical Malpractice

Braces and retainers are important dental devices necessary for the proper alignment of teeth and improvement of bite. Although orthodontic treatments using braces and retainers are usually successful, there are some cases where individuals wearing these orthodontic devices suffered from serious, sometimes even life-threatening medical disorders. Among possibly fatal adverse effects of braces is metal poisoning.

Increased levels of metals in the body, such as nickel and gold, may cause the body to suffer from a myriad of different complications. These may include altered consciousness, relentless vomiting, depression, numbness of the body, seizures, pneumonia, kidney failure, and death. Individuals who have suffered from metal poisoning due to braces and retainers have improved their health instantaneously or gradually after having such devices removed.

In some cases, injuries associated with orthodontic treatments can be a result of poorly installed braces or retainers. Sadly, negligent dental practitioners are sometimes found at fault for poor dental device installation. To know more about taking a medical malpractice claim against a negligent dental staff in Wisconsin, speak with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.