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 »

Damaged Braces Need Urgent Treatment and Repair

When your orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, installed your new braces, they were designed to be durable enough to handle the daily wear and tear of eating most normal foods. However, there are things like chewing gum or eating very sticky or hard foods that can potentially damage the hardware of your braces. Should some part of your braces come loose,... 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 »

How to Take Care of Damaged Braces

Your new set of braces represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth so you can achieve the winning smile that will serve you for many years to come. Even though your braces are designed to be durable, there are a few habits and activities that can bend, loosen or damage your braces in North Bend, Washington. Any damage to... 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 »