What Can I Expect After My Braces Are Removed?

If the day you remove your braces is quickly approaching, good for you! You are almost to your perfect smile. During your final appointment, Dr. will remove the hardware from your smile and will also care for your teeth a little further. First, your orthodontist will deeply clean your teeth to remove any excess debris… Read more »

Uncorrected Alignment Issues in Your Bite Pattern Can Put Your Teeth at Increased Risk of Dental Fracture

As you age, it’s possible for minute changes to occur in the structure of your jaw. In time, it can alter the alignment and position of some of your teeth. This is even more likely to occur if you’ve lost one or more teeth. As this happens, the unnatural angle between two or more of… Read more »

Do You Treat Your TMJs with TLC?

Do you treat your TMJs with tender loving care? Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are those joints in your jaw that play a crucial role in your mouth’s capacity to open and close. Symptoms that they may be damaged include: -popping noises from your jaw -the incapacity to fully open and close your… Read more »

Why Invisalign Is a Convenient Way to Straighten Your Smile

At , Dr. and our team are excited to provide our patients with Invisalign for their smiles in , who are wanting to align their smiles. So, what is the Invisalign system? It is a discreet way to align your smile by using clear aligner trays. These clear plastic aligner trays are worn for 20-22… Read more »

Foods to Avoid With Orthodontic Braces

Did you know that having a healthy diet is the key to positive health and a healthy smile? Well, it’s true! Here at in , , we want you to have a healthy smile and lifestyle. That is why, to help you through your orthodontic care, we are happy to provide you with these tips… Read more »

A Prescribed Snore Guard Can Help Mitigate Complications from Moderate Sleep Apnea

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that more than 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. While snoring symptoms can certainly prove a nuisance for a spouse or roommate, the breathing interruption of sleep apnea can prove even more significant. This can lead to poor sleep quality and even tax the heart muscle, leading to other… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Practices Will Prevent Tooth Decay with Braces

A consistent oral hygiene regimen is the first line of defense against tooth decay and other oral health conditions that can complicate the process of realigning your teeth with braces. If you do develop cavities on one or more teeth, it could alter the tension applied to your braces, and treatment could further delay the… Read more »

Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign®

For those who have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, gaining a straight, beautiful, healthy smile doesn’t have to be stressful. With Invisalign® in Maple Valley, North Bend, and Snoqualmie, , you’ll know what to expect during the entire process. To begin the Invisalign process, have a consultation with Drs. Nelson and Lee and discuss… Read more »

How Do I Take Care of My Oral Health and Braces While I Align My Smile?

Little did you know, it’s very important to take good care of your smile and braces while you align your smile. Otherwise, you can run into dental issues and delayed treatment time. So, it’s best to keep your teeth, gums, and appliance in tip-top shape so you can have a successful orthodontic treatment in ,… Read more »

Clean Braces Make Smiles Happier

The secret to a great smile includes always taking the time to ensure that any oral health treatments are well taken care of. If you have orthodontic braces, they must always be cared for to ensure they can continue doing their job safely and effectively. For example, if you have braces, you must make sure… Read more »