Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions American adults have to deal with today. A lack of adequate sleep results directly in poor health. It contributes to weight gain and heart disease, two problems you always want to avoid. Fortunately, there are treatments available. One of those treatments can be started right here in our office. But... read more »

TMJ Disorder Explained

There are quite a few different problems you can have with your mouth. From cavities to gum disease, there’s no shortage of issues you need to be on the lookout for. You probably don’t think about problems with your jaw that often, though. Specifically, there’s a disorder you can develop called TMJ disorder. There’s a lot of misconception around it,... 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 »

Try Invisalign® To Align Your Teeth Discreetly

If you are looking to align your teeth but want to avoid the use of metal braces, Invisalign® could be the answer you are looking for. Invisalign works by aligning your teeth discreetly through the use of clear aligners. To help you learn more about Invisalign, our orthodontists with Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in North Bend, Washington, are happy to provide... 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 »

Clean Braces Make Smiles Happier

The secret to a great smile includes always taking the time to ensure that any oral health treatments are well taken care of. If you have orthodontic braces, they must always be cared for to ensure they can continue doing their job safely and effectively. For example, if you have braces, you must make sure to keep them safe from... read more »

Why Should I Use a Water Flosser?

Flossing can be extremely difficult for some people, especially if you are wearing braces. If flossing is challenging for you while you are aligning your smile, then our Kirby Nelson Orthodontics team encourages you to use a water flosser! There are many reasons why you should consider using a water flosser in North Bend, Washington: -It can increase your chances of... 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 »

The Health Benefits of a Straight Smile

A straight smile is obviously very pleasing from an aesthetic standpoint, but it also does more than simply making you comfortable smiling in photos or other social situations. A straight smile is actually a healthier smile. Let’s look at why Dr. Kirby Nelson recommends you get your smile straightened as soon as possible. Prevents cavities With crooked teeth, it’s much... 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 »