Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene Will Help Reduce Orthodontic Complications

Your braces are designed to realign your teeth by applying modest yet progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their sockets. If you develop tooth decay issues on one or more teeth, it could lead to complications in the alignment process. This could potentially increase the... Read more »

Regular Adjustment Sessions Are a Critical Part of the Alignment Process

The metal brackets, wires and other assorted hardware on your braces are just the physical elements of the process needed to realign your teeth. In reality, it is the progressive yet modest tension applied to your braces and teeth that stretch the periodontal ligaments that hold each tooth in its... Read more »

October is both Halloween and National Orthodontic Health Month!

It’s Halloween time! Fall activities, haunted houses, costumes, corn mazes, parties, and of course, trick or treating. But there’s one other vital reason to celebrate this month for our patients. It’s National Orthodontic Health month! We want you to have a fantastic Halloween that is also safe for your braces,... Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Through the course of multiple adjustment sessions with your orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, your teeth have been successfully realigned for a healthier mouth and a winning smile. It’s important to note that your braces were just the very first step in the alignment process. Once they are removed, a retention... Read more »

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 »