Insights on TMJ Disorder and Your Treatment Options

Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joints, hinge your jawbone to the rest of your skull. These complex joints work in synergy with a series of ligaments and muscles to enable you to open your mouth, chew and grind food, as well as speak. Each sophisticated ball and socket joints also include... Read more »

Braces Can Help Many Adults with Alignment Issues

Braces used to be seen as a hallmark sign of the awkward years of adolescence. Fortunately, this cliché has faded as more and more adults are embracing the idea of having braces installed to give them the smile they’ve always wanted. It’s not unheard of for the natural processes of... Read more »

A Hawley Retainer Requires Some Basic Care and Cleaning Each Day

Through the course of your adjustment sessions with Kirby Nelson Orthodontics’s orthodontic team, your teeth have been moved into their ideal alignment. To be able to enjoy your new winning smile for years to come, you will need to use a retainer. A Hawley retainer is the most common type... Read more »

How to Take Care of Damaged Braces

Your new set of braces represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth so you can achieve the winning smile that will serve you for many years to come. Even though your braces are designed to be durable, there are a few habits and activities that can bend, loosen or... Read more »

A Tongue Stabilizing Snore Guard Can Help Denture Wearers with Sleep Apnea

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that over 18 million adults experience poor quality sleep as a result of sleep apnea symptoms. Chronic snoring issues, and breathing interruptions are the two most common symptoms. Medical and oral health care technology has created several different treatment options to help people struggling with... Read more »

Your New Set of Braces Require Daily Care and Cleaning

Your orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, installed your new set of braces to effectively realign your teeth for a functional mouth and an appealing smile. Even though the braces are durable, they are not impervious to damage or maladjustment. Making a few chances in your daily habits and maintaining a diligent... Read more »

Advice on How to Keep Your Invisalign® Aligner in Pristine Condition

Invisalign® treatment is a successful way of finally achieving the smile of your dreams. However, the only way you can have a convenient and positive orthodontic experience is by keeping your Invisalign aligner in pristine condition. To help you take good care of your aligner, our Kirby Nelson Orthodontics team... Read more »

Address Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea is a serious breathing condition afflicting the sleep quality of millions of Americans. Two of the most common symptoms include issues with snoring and breathing interruption while sleeping. In some cases a prescription snore guard mouthpiece can improve these symptoms and give you back the quality sleep you... Read more »

The Three Different Retainer Options

Now that your Kirby Nelson Orthodontics orthodontist has successfully adjusted your teeth to their ideal alignment, your braces can be removed. But after your braces have been removed a retention phase is required to make sure your teeth will stay in their ideal alignment for a lifetime. Your new alignment... Read more »

Braces: The Inner Workings

Malocclusion, or crooked teeth and a misaligned bite, is a common issue. Some people’s teeth come in crooked, overlapping, or crooked. This may occur when a person’s mouth it too small for their teeth, which causes crowding. Other times, a person may have upper and lower jaws that aren’t the... Read more »