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 »

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 »