I was wondering if anyone has experienced sensitivity/negative side effects from having a metal permanent retainer stuck in their mouthes for years? I've had a permanent retainer on the back of my top teeth and bottom teeth for over nine years now and recently did research to see if the metal in the retainer could leach toxic metals into my body.
According to my research, it looks like this definitely is possible and I've read posts of particular sufferers of candida related issues, finding more relief after removing their permanent retainers and starting to chelate the metals out of their system.
Considering my tongure is always either resting directly on the bottom or top wire, I believe that I have been absorbing some unhealthy metals. My health declined steadily after the insertion of my braces way back in my adolescent years, so I'm thinking this is all very possible. I now just need to get up the courage to go back to my orthodontist and ask to have the permanents removed, and replaced with plastic retainers that I can just insert at night time.
I get bad feelings about my wires and always have. This in itself, I hope justifies having the wire removed.
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas. I also wanted to post this incase any other candida sufferers may be suffering from possible metal toxicity due to braces/permanent retainers as well.
Here's an old curezone link that discusses the potential toxicity in retainers.
I also thought this man's experience was good too:
I realise this is an old thread but someone might be reading it. I recently had a fixed retainer made of around 10% nickel removed after 20 yrs. In the last 10yrs I had dermatitis, irritable bowel syndrome and severe joint pain. I think it's worth noting that a hair analysis is not the be all and end all. My nickel levels were fine. it's because I was allergic to what nickel I was absorbing that it was affecting my health. "
I don't have a retainer, so I can't speak from experience. But I have read some posts on this forum which were written by people who have said they removed their retainers and experienced relief from at least some of their symptoms.
I think you should strongly consider replacement (but, again, I can't speak from personal experience).
I do not have any silver fillings, fortunately. However I did have braces for three solid years and in there for about a year I had a ''herbst'' device in my mouth that included a lot of metal. Thick metal bars connecting my top and bottom teeth, not to mention metal coverings on some of my back teeth to keep the whole device in place.
I've just been thinking more about this lately and it's made me realize that since my ears can't tolerate metal earrings, only pure gold, why would my body be able to handle the metal in my mouth better?
Maybe this metal has been slowly poisoning myself for years and that would explain why things like saunas and foot detoxes have helped me temporarily, but never completely.
May I ask, did you see a lot of improvements after you had all the metal in your mouth removed? Or did you have to chelate to see improvements?
I needed to chelate for 6 months before I felt improvement, but there are people out there who have experienced immediate relief by getting the metal out.
I don't know why dentists would think that it's a good idea to leave these metal things in our mouths 24/7. Of course, especially why would they think that putting something made with mercury in our teeth would be a good idea?
Yeah, mercury is one of the worst things they could put in a person's mouth. I just don't get it. Some people still think I'm crazy for wanting to get the permanent retainer out, but at this point I'm desperate. I've tried so many things and my tongue is constantly pointing to this permanent retainer, as it naturally lies on it 24/7. I did more research yesterday and found a scientific report about how much higher the levels of candida albicans are in the mouthe's of people with metal devices of any kind. so quite frankly, as someone conquering candida, it is important to remove it from my mouth.
I'm glad to hear you found improvement after six months. I would love to see some instant improvement, but time will tell and I do see chelation in my future. Thanks.