The Orthodontic Appliances That Can Align Your Smile

If you’re curious to know which orthodontic appliances can align your smile, then you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, is happy to list the different appliances that can give you the results you are looking for. Now, this doesn’t mean we offer every appliance, but we do offer some. So, if you would like... read more »

What Can I Expect After My Braces Are Removed?

If the day you remove your braces is quickly approaching, good for you! You are almost to your perfect smile. During your final appointment, Dr. Kirby Nelson will remove the hardware from your smile and will also care for your teeth a little further. First, your orthodontist will deeply clean your teeth to remove any excess debris left over from... read more »

Do You Suffer from Any of the Following Forms of Bad Bites?

Bad bites, also called malocclusions, are misalignments or improper fits with your teeth and jaw. There are a variety of forms of bad bites, including those caused by temporomandibular joint disorders. Bad bites, if left untreated, can result in further damage to your teeth and gums. Most bad bites can be corrected with extensive orthodontic treatment. Most malocclusions are caused... 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 »

The 3 Candies That Can Destroy Your Braces

Before you fill your mouth with the candy that can harm your teeth and orthodontic appliance, think again. Candy is very dangerous for your smile and we strongly recommend that you refrain from eating candy, especially these treats: Caramel Sticky candies are the worst products for your braces, which is why we strongly advise against eating caramel. Caramel tends to... read more »

3 Ways to Fix Bad Breath While You Have Braces

As you align your smile, you might notice your bad breath from time to time. If this is the case, your oral hygiene could be suffering, and it’s time to step it up a notch. Bad breath generally occurs when food gets stuck in your braces for a long amount of time. When this happens, the food sends an odor... read more »

Steps on How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners

If you are currently aligning your smile with Invisalign® aligners, good for you! Dr. Kirby Nelson and Dr. Eugenia Lee are happy you are taking steps toward your perfect smile. Now, while you proceed through your orthodontic treatment, it’s very important that you take good care of your aligners. To help you do so, we recommend doing the following things:... read more »

Invisalign®: Aligning Your Smile With Invisible Aligners

If you are one who is looking for an orthodontic treatment that is effective, comfortable, and successful, Invisalign® is for you! Invisalign treatment consists of a series of different aligning trays that gradually shift your smile throughout time. If you would like to know the many benefits of Invisalign, here they are! Benefit No. 1: The aligners are comfortable. Invisalign... read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Consider Orthodontic Treatment

If you are one who refuses to consider orthodontic treatment because of the embarrassment you would feel with a metal-filled smile, we would like you to think about this for a minute. Having a metal-filled smile wouldn’t be any more embarrassing than having a crooked, misaligned, and attractive smile, and the treatment isn’t as bad as you think. Orthodontic treatment... read more »

Understanding the Differences Between Clear Braces and Invisalign®

If you are one who is trying to decide on the perfect appliance that will give you the smile you will love for a lifetime, this blog is perfect for you! There are many orthodontic appliances available in the world today, and many people get confused about the differences between clear braces and Invisalign®. To help you understand both appliances,... read more »