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... 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... Read more »

Why Invisalign Is a Convenient Way to Straighten Your Smile

At Kirby Nelson Orthodontics, Dr. Kirby Nelson and our team are excited to provide our patients with Invisalign for their smiles in North Bend, Washington 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... 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 Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in North Bend, Washington, we want you to have a healthy smile and lifestyle. That is why, to help you through your orthodontic care,... 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... 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... 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, Washington, you’ll know what to expect during the entire process. To begin the Invisalign process, have a consultation with Drs.... 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... 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... Read more »

Do You Suffer from Any of the Following Forms of Bad Bites?

Bad bites, also called malocclusions, are misalignments or improper fits with your teeth and jaw. There are a variety of forms of bad bites, including those caused by temporomandibular joint disorders. Bad bites, if left untreated, can result in further damage to your teeth and gums. Most bad bites can... Read more »