Common Oral Hygiene Tools that can Help Clean Your Braces

The new braces installed by Dr. Kirby Nelson represent a serious investment in adjusting your teeth for a more appealing smile and better functioning mouth. By keeping them clean as part of your daily oral hygiene routine, you help prevent issues with gum disease and tooth decay. Complications caused by... Read more »

The Best Binkies for Your Child’s Smile

If you want your child to grow into the strong, healthy, and beautiful smile they deserve, it’s best to start thinking about their oral health at a young age. There are many pacifiers in the world today that can help your child’s teeth grow in properly, giving them the straight... Read more »

Proper Care and Cleaning Tips for Your Fixed Retainer

After Kirby Nelson Orthodontics removes your braces you will still need to use a retainer. There will still be some lingering tension left in the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth. Without a retainer this residual tension can slowly start to pull your teeth out of their ideal alignment. If your... Read more »

Boil and Bite Snore Guards Can Help Relieve Sleep Apnea Problems

Sleep apnea can have a serious negative impact on your sleep and quality of life. Many people struggling with sleep apnea also have to deal with snoring problems. There are several treatment options available to you, depending on how serious your sleep apnea is. It’s a good idea to have... Read more »

All You Need to Know About Caring for Your Adult Smile

Did you know that your smile is still vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease, even though you’re an adult? Well, it’s true! And it’s very important for you to take good care of your smile on a regular basis. To help you do so, our Kirby Nelson Orthodontics team... Read more »

Learn More About Braces With This Glossary

To help your orthodontic appointments go smoother for you, our Kirby Nelson Orthodontics team is happy to teach you a little more about the terminology of braces! We have provided the definitions to the following words to give you an idea of what is being said around our office: Band... Read more »

The 3 Candies That Can Destroy Your Braces

Before you fill your mouth with the candy that can harm your teeth and orthodontic appliance, think again. Candy is very dangerous for your smile and we strongly recommend that you refrain from eating candy, especially these treats: Caramel Sticky candies are the worst products for your braces, which is... Read more »

3 Ways to Fix Bad Breath While You Have Braces

As you align your smile, you might notice your bad breath from time to time. If this is the case, your oral hygiene could be suffering, and it’s time to step it up a notch. Bad breath generally occurs when food gets stuck in your braces for a long amount... Read more »

Caring for your Fixed Retainer

Just like your braces, your fixed retainer represents a serious investment in maintaining your alignment and improving the overall function of your mouth. A fixed retainer is cemented in place behind your teeth. It cannot be removed by anyone other than your orthodontist. Some people find it difficult to clean... Read more »

Steps on How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners

If you are currently aligning your smile with Invisalign® aligners, good for you! Dr. Kirby Nelson and Dr. Eugenia Lee are happy you are taking steps toward your perfect smile. Now, while you proceed through your orthodontic treatment, it’s very important that you take good care of your aligners. To... Read more »