Can you have an MRI with dental braces?

What's an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a machine that takes pictures of inside your body!

What are braces?

Braces are tools that dentists use to straighten teeth. They're usually made of metal.

The Big Question

Can you go for an MRI if you have braces? Let's find out!

Magnetic Attraction

MRI machines use big magnets. Since braces are metal, will they stick to the magnet?

Don’t worry! Even though braces are metal, they’re safe during an MRI.

Safety First

Doctors say it's okay to have an MRI with braces, but they check every case to be sure.

What doctors say

Braces in the Machine

Sometimes braces can make MRI images less clear. Doctors keep this in mind.

Special Cases

If there’s a big need, doctors might use different imaging methods, like CT scans.

Before Your MRI

Always tell your doctor and the MRI technologist that you have braces.

Just relax and stay still. The braces won’t move because the magnet isn't strong enough to pull them.