Insights for Maintaining Braces and a Healthy Mouth

Braces are designed to realign your teeth by applying progressive tension to them. This effectively stretches the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring each tooth in the socket. Each adjustment will bring the teeth one step closer to your ideal smile. If you develop tooth decay issues or if your braces are damaged in some way, the resulting complications can increase... read more »

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 number of adjustment sessions and the total duration of time... 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 oral hygiene routine will ensure the effectiveness of the braces... 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 – A band is a metal ring that wraps around... read more »