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 »

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 »

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 »

Proper Care and Cleaning Tips for Your Fixed Retainer

After Kirby Nelson Orthodontics removes your braces you will still need to use a retainer. There will still be some lingering tension left in the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth. Without a retainer this residual tension can slowly start to pull your teeth out of their ideal alignment. If your teeth, particularly your lower teeth, needed a significant amount of... read more »