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 »

Eating Thanksgiving Dinner With Braces

Finding the right foods to eat when you have braces can be difficult, especially during Thanksgiving when your table is covered with delicious treats. But there is no need to worry. We are here to help you know which foods to eat this Thanksgiving holiday! Main meal When it comes... Read more »

Which Toothpaste is Best for Your Smile?

We understand that finding the perfect toothpaste for your smile might be a little overwhelming. But, we are here to help you! There are four different toothpastes that can be beneficial for you, and those toothpastes are: Fluoride Toothpaste Fluoride toothpaste is one of the best options for your teeth.... Read more »

The Tips to Fighting Tooth Decay on Halloween

Halloween is a cavity-filled holiday, whether we realize it or not, and we need to do our best to fight the tooth decay that results from the large amounts of candy and treats we consume. So, to help your children fight tooth decay as well as enjoy the Halloween candy... Read more »

Invisalign®: Aligning Your Smile With Invisible Aligners

If you are one who is looking for an orthodontic treatment that is effective, comfortable, and successful, Invisalign® is for you! Invisalign treatment consists of a series of different aligning trays that gradually shift your smile throughout time. If you would like to know the many benefits of Invisalign, here... Read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Consider Orthodontic Treatment

If you are one who refuses to consider orthodontic treatment because of the embarrassment you would feel with a metal-filled smile, we would like you to think about this for a minute. Having a metal-filled smile wouldn’t be any more embarrassing than having a crooked, misaligned, and attractive smile, and... Read more »