Embarrassed By Your Braces When Taking Pics?

Lots of people get braces in their youth. They are nothing to be self-conscious about. In fact, you should look at it as a rite of passage into adulthood. If the thought of taking photos while you are sporting braces embarrasses you, don't let it. Embrace the braces! You're attitude... Read more »

What’s the Point of Braces?

Does it feel like the only reason to get braces is to get straight teeth? And that feels like you’re playing into some kind of societal norm, right? Well, kidding about societal norms aside, it’s easy to understand why some people question the necessity of braces. The truth is that... Read more »

Try Invisalign® To Align Your Teeth Discreetly

If you are looking to align your teeth but want to avoid the use of metal braces, Invisalign® could be the answer you are looking for. Invisalign works by aligning your teeth discreetly through the use of clear aligners. To help you learn more about Invisalign, our orthodontists with Kirby... Read more »

Malocclusions: What Can Be Done?

Were you told that you have a malocclusion? Are you trying to find out what can be done about it? You are not the only one. Roughly one in every five people have a form of malocclusion, which is when the teeth between the jaws connect irregularly. These can include... Read more »

Super Smile Treatments: Orthodontics

How much do you know about orthodontics? Orthodontics refers to a branch of dentistry designed to focus entirely on the correction and guidance of a healthy bite. If for any reason your bites are not in alignment, and your teeth are crooked in any way, it can impair your ability... Read more »

Bring Out Your Best Smile with Braces

The benefits of straighter teeth are often underrated. Many individuals think straighter teeth simply indicate a more aesthetically-pleasing smile. However, this is not true, as there are several health benefits to having straighter teeth. If for any reason your teeth are out of alignment, you will suffer from an increased... Read more »

The Orthodontic Appliances That Can Align Your Smile

If you’re curious to know which orthodontic appliances can align your smile, then you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, is happy to list the different appliances that can give you the results you are looking for. Now, this doesn’t mean we offer every appliance,... Read more »

An Athlete with Braces Might Need a Customized Mouth Guard

When Dr. Kirby Nelson and his team installed the new orthodontic braces in your child’s mouth, they inserted a functional system that is capable of gradually correcting the alignment of your child’s teeth. This system, though simple in purpose, includes a series of metal brackets that are integrated with wires... Read more »

A Prescription Snore Guard Might Help Manage Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea is a chronic respiratory condition that typically involves the soft palate obstructing your airway while you sleep. Typical symptoms include chronic snoring and interrupted breathing. If the condition is left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to high blood pressure, as well as an increased risk of heart disease... Read more »

Oral Health Care Highlights: Proper Cleanings for Braces

Finding the time to care for your orthodontic aligners is essential to ensure optimum oral hygiene can continue to take place. If you want to keep your teeth in excellent condition and ensure your smile will function as intended, your oral health appliances must not fall into disrepair. Here are... Read more »