Good Oral Hygiene Practices Will Prevent Tooth Decay with Braces

A consistent oral hygiene regimen is the first line of defense against tooth decay and other oral health conditions that can complicate the process of realigning your teeth with braces. If you do develop cavities on one or more teeth, it could alter the tension applied to your braces, and treatment could further delay the timetable required to achieve your... read more »

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 »

Embrace Your Future Oral Health by Caring for Your Braces Today

The decisions we make in life today, influence the outcomes of tomorrow. If we neglect our teeth today, damage to our oral health is much more likely later on. Some of our habits can have immediate effects on our teeth and gums. Our braces also require our care and attention. The more we can do to ensure braces can do... read more »

Special Oral Hygiene Tools Can Help Clean Hard-to-Reach Places Around Your Braces

Maintaining good oral health throughout the realignment process is essential for minimizing the amount of time you need to wear braces. Complications from poor oral hygiene and tooth decay can significantly increase the number of adjustment sessions needed to achieve your ideal smile. To help you clean in and around your braces, your orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, recommends trying these... 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 »

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 these problems can increase the duration of time you need... read more »