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 »

How did Orthodontics Develop?

Orthodontics is defined as any technique designed to shift crooked teeth and bites into their proper positions. Though orthodontics may seem relatively modern, the fact is that its roots tie back to ancient Egypt. Archeologists have discovered crude metal bands around the bite of Egyptian mummies. It is thought that... Read more »

The Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontics was founded to improve the appearance and alignment of a misaligned bite. If you are considering getting orthodontic work, here’s how it might help your smile: - Orthodontics can space out crowded teeth so they are more evenly placed. - Orthodontics can bring together teeth with gaps so they... Read more »

Options for Correcting Minor Malocclusions

Braces are often thought to correct considerable dental alignment issues. This sometimes means that people with minor malocclusions think they don’t really need them. Did you know, however, that minor problems can have more serious implications over time? For example, two or more teeth may rub against one another gradually,... Read more »

Why You May Need a Hawley Retainer

Did you know that your mouth will require a retainer once your braces are removed? Why is that, exactly? Well, as you may know, your braces are designed to correct the alignment of your teeth. Once they come, off, however, your teeth will still have some leftover tension hanging around... Read more »

The Basics of TMJ Disorder

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints. These refer to the joints that connect the upper and lower jaw to the head. A TMJ disorder is a condition in which these joints become damaged and cause chronic pain. The pain often manifests as a constant dull ache close to the temple or... Read more »

A Quality Mouth Guard Can Reduce Your Chances of Suffering Athletic Dental Trauma

Many sports come with the risk of suffering bodily injury. While this is especially true for contact sports like football, boxing, and lacrosse, even non-contact sports can cause harm. If there is an increased risk of suffering a blow to the face most schools and athletic associations will require the... Read more »