Embarrassed By Your Braces When Taking Pics?

Lots of people get braces in their youth. They are nothing to be self-conscious about. In fact, you should look at it as a rite of passage into adulthood. If the thought of taking photos while you are sporting braces embarrasses you, don't let it. Embrace the braces! You're attitude should be to just accept the fact that you're getting... read more »

What’s the Point of Braces?

Does it feel like the only reason to get braces is to get straight teeth? And that feels like you’re playing into some kind of societal norm, right? Well, kidding about societal norms aside, it’s easy to understand why some people question the necessity of braces. The truth is that almost everyone will need them. But why, you ask? Well,... read more »

Super Smile Treatments: Orthodontics

How much do you know about orthodontics? Orthodontics refers to a branch of dentistry designed to focus entirely on the correction and guidance of a healthy bite. If for any reason your bites are not in alignment, and your teeth are crooked in any way, it can impair your ability to bite, chew and speak properly. Fortunately, there are several... read more »

Bring Out Your Best Smile with Braces

The benefits of straighter teeth are often underrated. Many individuals think straighter teeth simply indicate a more aesthetically-pleasing smile. However, this is not true, as there are several health benefits to having straighter teeth. If for any reason your teeth are out of alignment, you will suffer from an increased risk for several forms of dental damage or oral health... read more »

Oral Health Care Highlights: Proper Cleanings for Braces

Finding the time to care for your orthodontic aligners is essential to ensure optimum oral hygiene can continue to take place. If you want to keep your teeth in excellent condition and ensure your smile will function as intended, your oral health appliances must not fall into disrepair. Here are some cleaning tips to remember for braces: Caring for your... read more »

The Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontics was founded to improve the appearance and alignment of a misaligned bite. If you are considering getting orthodontic work, here’s how it might help your smile: - Orthodontics can space out crowded teeth so they are more evenly placed. - Orthodontics can bring together teeth with gaps so they are next to each other once again. - Orthodontics will... read more »

Options for Correcting Minor Malocclusions

Braces are often thought to correct considerable dental alignment issues. This sometimes means that people with minor malocclusions think they don’t really need them. Did you know, however, that minor problems can have more serious implications over time? For example, two or more teeth may rub against one another gradually, creating dental attrition, erosion, tooth decay, cavities and even small... read more »

The Steps Involved in Orthodontic Treatment With Braces

Are you about to align your teeth with braces in North Bend, Washington? If so, good for you! Dr. Kirby Nelson and our orthodontic team are excited that you are finally working toward the smile of your dreams. To help you know what to expect when you align your smile, we would be happy to elaborate on the treatment details.... read more »

What Can I Expect After My Braces Are Removed?

If the day you remove your braces is quickly approaching, good for you! You are almost to your perfect smile. During your final appointment, Dr. Kirby Nelson will remove the hardware from your smile and will also care for your teeth a little further. First, your orthodontist will deeply clean your teeth to remove any excess debris left over from... read more »

Foods to Avoid With Orthodontic Braces

Did you know that having a healthy diet is the key to positive health and a healthy smile? Well, it’s true! Here at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in North Bend, Washington, we want you to have a healthy smile and lifestyle. That is why, to help you through your orthodontic care, we are happy to provide you with these tips of... read more »