How to Shine Bright with a Permanent Orthodontic Retainer

If you are the proud owner of a permanent orthodontic retainer, congratulations! You have taken the leap and now have the beautiful, straight teeth you’ve always wanted. But now that your retainer is in place, how do you keep it clean and looking great? Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you might think. Here are some tips for keeping your permanent retainer sparkling. Brush Regularly It may seem obvious... Read More »

The Importance of Regular Braces Adjustments

Many orthodontic patients wonder what could happen if they don't get their braces adjusted regularly. It is important to keep up with your regular adjustment appointments in order to avoid any issues and ensure your teeth are moving as expected. In this post, we will discuss why it is so important to keep up with regular braces adjustments and the potential consequences of not doing so. Why You Need to... Read More »

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy and Avoid Gum Disease

As we all know, taking care of our teeth is important. But did you know that taking care of our gums is just as important? That's right, folks! In order to have healthy teeth, we need to have healthy gums. Here are some tips on how to keep your gums healthy and avoid gum disease. Brush twice a day We all know that we should be brushing our teeth at... Read More »

Common Causes of Crooked Teeth

There are many reasons why teeth can become crooked. Some are due to habits like thumb sucking, while others are due to the way the teeth come in. Here are some of the most common causes of crooked teeth. Habits One of the most common causes of crooked teeth is habits. This includes things like thumb sucking, which can put pressure on the teeth and cause them to become crooked.... Read More »

Tips For Taking Care of Your Braces as an Adult

As an adult, you know how important it is to take care of your teeth. You also know how important it is to keep up with the trends. So, when you find out you need to get braces, it can be a bit of a shock. But don't worry! Here are a few tips on how to take care of your braces as an adult. Be sure to brush and... Read More »

How can I get my braces off quicker?

It's a fact that your braces are going to give you that straighter, more beautiful smile that you have always wanted. While everyone keeps telling you that the final result will be worth the wait, you are getting impatient. Luckily, there is hope! If you are growing impatient with the process and just want to get those braces off, there are some ways you can speed up the process and... Read More »

How long does Invisalign Treatment take?

To the question, “How long does Invisalign take?” isn’t as easy as just quoting a timeline. There is no general set timeframe for Invisalign because every smile is unique in its own way! Some treatment plans can be as short as 6 months. The average treatment plan takes 12 to 18 months. However, there are some treatment plans that can take as long as 36 months. Understanding Why Invisalign Treatment... Read More »

How come my child’s permanent teeth aren’t coming in yet?

Our orthodontists in Pittsburgh receive plenty of questions every day from our patients about their dental and orthodontic concerns, and their child's concerns as well. We are always here to help our patients better understand their own – and their children’s – orthodontic situations. A common question we often get is in regards to a child losing his or her baby teeth, yet not having the permanent teeth erupt in... Read More »

Top 4 Reasons to Invest in Your Smile!

Did you know that a person’s smile is consistently ranked as one of the number one things people notice when meeting someone for the first time?! That means that there’s a lot of good reasons to invest in orthodontic treatment in Pittsburgh! With your smile being one of the first characteristics noticed about you, making sure you leave a good impression can be very important. Having a beautiful smile of... Read More »

Are Adult Braces in Pittsburgh, PA Worth It?

It's never too late to achieve a better smile through straightening your teeth! Getting adult braces in Pittsburgh are a great way to do exactly that! Many adults are hesitant about the idea of getting braces, fearing they may be judged by others and it is simply too late for them. However, this is not the case and many have found success with adult braces. Adult braces allow individuals who... Read More »

Orthodontic Evaluation by Age 7

You may think that your child is too young to benefit from orthodontic treatment. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children see an orthodontist by the age of 7. Source: American Association of Orthodontists It's at this time, baby teeth are being replaced by permanent teeth and it’s a perfect time to catch any early orthodontic issues. Dental problems related to jaw growth get worse, not better... Read More »

The Health Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

We all know that having straight teeth is important for having an attractive smile, but what other health benefits can come from having straight teeth in Pittsburgh! Today we take a look at some of those health benefits... Clean Your Teeth More Easily This may be one of the biggest benefits of having straight teeth. When your teeth are poorly aligned, there are lots of gaps for food to get... Read More »

How to ease soreness after your braces are tightened

While braces are not painful at all, it is also not uncommon to feel a little discomfort right after your braces have been tightened. Everyone is different, but most of the time the discomfort one will feel (if any) is a mild soreness that will go away in a day or two. However, no need to be concerned if you are experiencing any soreness, as fortunately there are many options... Read More »

What Ingredients Are In Toothpaste?

For the vast majority of the time, the only toothpaste ingredient that really gets talked about is fluoride. It is the active ingredient that helps remineralize tooth enamel and protects teeth from decay. The American Dental Association calls fluoride “nature’s cavity fighter,” and toothpaste must contain it in order to receive the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. But what about the other ingredients in toothpaste? Abrasives Abrasives, such as calcium carbonate,... Read More »

Bad Habits to Break (with or without braces!)

There are several bad habits many people have that should be stopped whether you have braces or not! Lets take a look at some common bad oral habits... Using your teeth as a tool We’ve seen it all too often, teeth used to rip open bags of chips, tear tags off clothing, even uncap a bottle—just about anything you can think of! It’s easy to do things like this without... Read More »

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment in Pittsburgh

Orthodontic treatment can be done for people of all ages, young or adult, but it is recommended that it be done earlier on in life. There are good reasons why orthodontists tend to advise their patients on this, but it also doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to do as an adolescent or adult. Today, we outline some of the main benefits of having orthodontic treatment done early in life... The... Read More »

What Should You Expect When Getting Your Braces Off?

So exciting!! It has been a long time coming, but you’ve finally made it to the point where you are getting your braces taken off. What should you expect? We have put together some information to help you prepare for getting your braces off... The Braces Removal Procedure During your removal appointment right here in Pittsburgh, PA, we will gently squeeze the base of the brackets with pliers. This causes... Read More »

Are Braces Or Invisalign More Affordable?

When one is considering orthodontic work to straighten your smile, the question of which option is most affordable has probably crossed your mind. The good news is that both are extremely affordable these days, although Invisalign is slightly more expensive. U.S. National Averages for Braces and Invisalign When we look at the national averages for Invisalign® pricing, they range from $3,000 to $5,000. Pricing is based on the degree of... Read More »

The Benefits of Braces Are More Than Just Straight Teeth!

Orthodontists focus on the tangible aspects of patients’ smiles. Our specialty concerns straightening misaligned teeth and correcting malocclusions a.k.a. incorrect bites. We look at the physical aspects of these problems and the physical solutions to them. At the same time, we are aware of the psychological impact of what we do for our patients. Even though orthodontics improves oral health, it also improves mental health and well-being in a number... Read More »

Frequent Questions About Teeth Retainers in Pittsburgh, PA Answered

Orthodontic treatment is never complete without a successful retention phase! Teeth retainers are a necessary step in maintaining the positioning of the teeth. Lets answer the 3 most asked questions below... What is a Retainer? A retainer is a dental piece that holds your teeth in the new position. Very often, the teeth are likely to fall back to the original position when the orthodontic treatment is completed. When you... Read More »

The Best Foods To Eat in The Summer While Wearing Braces

You may have often wondered what foods are best to eat at that Summer 2021 cookout if you're wearing braces. We would like to share with you today some of the best foods to eat with braces... Lets talk main course! Soft foods will be your go-to while wearing braces! We recommend potatoes to our Pittsburgh, PA area orthodontic patients because they’re soft enough not to irritate your teeth and... Read More »

Why Now Is The Best Time To Get Invisalign

Several Americans may have crooked, misaligned, or spaced out teeth that take away from their appearance! Have you been putting off getting orthodontics because of the hassle and look of traditional braces? Thankfully, Invisalign's clear braces allow you to straighten your teeth without worrying about metal brackets and wires! The best part is that Invisalign is more affordable than you might think. How Much Does Invisalign Cost? The only way... Read More »

If My Teen Has Braces, Can Their Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

The question of whether wisdom teeth can be removed if a teenager has braces on is a very common one. To answer that question, lets take a look at some of the facts... What Are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are the last molars to develop. They are located on each side of the jaw in the very back behind your already-present molars. Between ages 16-19 years old, you should be... Read More »

Tips to Make Wearing Braces in Pittsburgh More Comfortable

Wearing braces is the start of your journey to a perfect smile in Pittsburgh, PA! Today we highlight some tips to make wearing braces as comfortable as possible for you... Tip 1: Maintain Great Oral Hygiene Braces create small traps where food particles and bacteria love to hide. This means it’s important to keep up with your oral hygiene to prevent painful cavities and other dental issues. Make sure to... Read More »

Why Facial Protection is Important in Sports

Facial protection is always important in sports but especially when wearing braces. Athletes have a 33-56% chance of receiving an orofacial injury to the mouth or face. The proper personal protective gear should be used depending on what activity you are doing. According to an article by Johns Hopkins, more than 3.5 million kids under the age of 15 are hurt every year participating in sports or recreational activities. Wearing... Read More »

Keep A Healthy Smile In 2021

Happy New Year! Keep your oral hygiene top-notch in 2021 by following these quick tips... Floss Flossing after every single meal will help keep your teeth and braces clean! To floss with braces, use a floss threader or special orthodontic floss to thread the floss behind each wire. Floss the sides of each tooth beneath the gum line to remove plaque and food particles. Brush Brush your teeth for two... Read More »

What Can I Drink While Wearing Invisalign?

Many people of all ages in Pittsburgh, PA have turned to Invisalign® to straighten crooked teeth. The Invisalign® technology is an amazing system where convenience is a top advantage. One of the questions we often receive is what you may drink while wearing Invisalign®. Today we take a dive into that topic... How Invisalign Works To start off, let’s talk about some basics with Invisalign. During Invisalign treatment, the aligner... Read More »

Eating Halloween Candy While Wearing Braces in 2020

Last year we published a guide for what candy is safest to eat during Halloween so we thought it would be good to re-visit that topic this year! Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults alike but if you wear braces you should practice caution when enjoying all of those treats! What to avoid... Certain sweets can cause some serious damage to your teeth and braces, which can... Read More »

Should I Get A WaterPik?

Keeping up with proper hygiene while wearing braces is extremely important! This does not just include while at an orthodontist appointment as home care is also vital. The best method for good oral health has always been regular brushing and flossing. Flossing can become even more difficult with braces on and is something that many of us do not do nearly as often as we should. Due to the time... Read More »

How To Always Remember Your Retainers

It can be a very happy occasion to get your braces removed although it is important to keep in mind that there is still more to complete in your orthodontic journey. The retention phase is equally important to your overall treatment and retainers are a major part of this phase. If you want your beautiful smile to last, you need to make sure you continue to wear your retainers. Here... Read More »

Back to School Braces Kit

Be ready for school with a DIY braces kit! It can be very common to have minor issues pop up with your braces from time to time! Whether it’s food getting stuck in your brackets or a stray wire popping out of place, it is always better to be ready for anything! Prepare for this ahead of time by packing a braces kit to keep in your purse, backpack, or... Read More »

The Effects of Not Brushing While Wearing Braces

Wearing braces is only part of the job in getting that perfect smile! Taking care of your oral hygiene is also crucial during the process of wearing braces. This includes brushing your teeth the correct way and taking time to clean all the food particles or plaque that will accumulate around the brackets. Without proper hygiene habits there may be negative effects... Effects Of Not Brushing Teeth While Wearing Braces... Read More »

Common Causes of Gum Recession

Your gums. They play a vital role in dental function and your oral health. Not only do they help anchor teeth in the jaw, the gums also protect tooth roots from disease. But you can lose that protective covering if your gums recede or shrink back from the teeth. An exposed tooth is more susceptible to decay, and more sensitive to temperature and pressure. Lets take a look at some... Read More »

Causes Of Crooked Teeth In Children

Nothing can be of more importance to you than your child's health. We all know how important healthy teeth are and we all have a base understanding of how crooked teeth can negatively impact someone. Learning about common causes of crooked teeth in children may help you find resources you need to correct the issues or help you decide when to see an orthodontist. 
When it comes to what can... Read More »

Hygiene Tips While Wearing Braces During Coronavirus

During these tough times, wearers of braces must still work hard to maintain good oral health. Braces can all trap pieces of food that can lead to a build-up of plaque and cause cavities and gum disease. This is why it’s essential that you brush and floss regularly and ideally following every meal. Today we want to share with you some tips to stay healthy! Flossing It is important to... Read More »

How to Avoid White Marks on Your Teeth

Upon completion of orthodontic treatment, you are excited to show off your new, perfect smile! However, one thing patients often worry about is having white marks on their teeth following treatment. If you take good care of your teeth during treatment, white marks can easily be avoided. With a combination of simple in-office and at-home steps, white spots can easily be prevented during your orthodontic treatment. Lets take a look... Read More »

Do Braces Increase the Risk of Forming Cavities?

Straightening teeth can have a profoundly positive impact on your oral health. Unfortunately, while highly effective, wearing orthodontic braces also affects your daily routines, like eating and brushing your teeth. By making dental hygiene slightly more difficult, braces can increase a patient’s risk of developing dental issues that result from excessive dental plaque, including tooth decay (the disease that causes cavities). Luckily, however, cavities are still highly preventable even with... Read More »

Can Invisalign Fix My Overbite?

At Loyacona Orthodontics we offer Invisalign to our patients in the Pittsburgh, PA area. In today's blog we look to answer a couple questions you may have regarding Invisalign and how it works with overbites... What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners? Invisalign clear thermoplastic aligners gradually straighten your teeth by utilizing a gentle pressure and guiding teeth into place. New clear aligners are provided by your orthodontist every two weeks. Small... Read More »

Keeping Your Invisalign Aligners Clean

Invisalign is an amazing product but just like anything, it will be most successful when provided the proper maintenance. Lets take a look at some tips on keeping your Invisalign aligners clean... USING TWO TOOTHBRUSHES Many patients choose to use two different toothbrushes for their teeth and for their aligners. This is because your aligners require a soft bristled brush that will not be too abrasive or damaging, while your... Read More »

What can my child eat while wearing braces for Thanksgiving 2019?

Thanksgiving 2019! This is a holiday to be thankful for! Almost all of your traditional favorites are perfect for family members with braces. For Appetizers Offer soft food options such as silky cheeses and deviled eggs instead of crunchy vegetables, chips, and nuts. For Dinner Turkey is a required dish on many tables, and no need to miss out! Just make sure pieces are bite-size and off the bone. Creamy... Read More »

Candy to Avoid While Wearing Braces this Halloween 2019

Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults alike but if you wear braces you should practice caution when enjoying all of those treats! What to avoid... Certain sweets can cause some serious damage to your teeth and braces, which can delay precious treatment time. Hard candies, chewy candies, caramels, taffy, nutty goodies, jelly beans, licorice, bubble gum, suckers, Tootsie Rolls, and sour candies are some of the foods... Read More »

Braces Care Guide: Fall 2019

For children and teens, monitoring oral health can be more difficult especially when wearing braces. We do our best to remind our patients to keep up with their oral hygiene and remind you to keep up with the steps at home too. Keeping Up With Oral Hygiene When school starts it can become difficult to keep up with your oral health properly. Classes, sports and homework can all get in... Read More »

Why Should You Wear Retainers?

Patients with crooked and misaligned teeth who want a straighter and more balanced smile can benefit from retainers. Retainers help to straighten teeth or keep them straight long after treatment. The benefits of orthodontic treatment with retainers are the same for patients of all ages, and they offer many benefits. Benefits of wearing retainers Whether you’re young or old, you can benefit from treatment with retainers for a straighter smile.... Read More »

Getting Your Braces Tightened in Pittsburgh

Why do braces need to be tightened? Braces need to be routinely adjusted in order to ensure that they are applying the right type of pressure to slowly move the teeth into their ideal positions. At these appointments, we won’t just fine-tune the braces, but we will examine them as well, making sure that nothing needs to be replaced (such as a bracket). How does tightening braces actually work? We... Read More »

Top Orthodontic Myths Busted

“Braces set off metal detectors.” “Treatment takes several years.” You’ve probably heard of these orthodontic myths, which are simply not true. Today we will highlight a few of these myths and explain the truth behind them... "I’m too old to consider orthodontic treatment." According to the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly 1.5 million adults in the U.S. have braces and about a quarter of all orthodontics patients are of adult... Read More »

Summer is Right Around the Corner

Summer is right around the corner and it may be time to get your child an appointment with an orthodontist. Read More »

Tips for Invisalign Braces in Pittsburgh, PA

Invisalign is an amazing way to straighten your teeth with a ton of benefits! We'd like to share some tips so you can have the best experience while wearing Invisalign. Make Sure to Brush After You Eat A Meal This is the most important thing to remember during your orthodontic treatment. You should always clean your teeth after a meal because if you don’t, the food that you eat can... Read More »

When Should My Child First Visit the Orthodontist?

A question many parents ask is: "When should my child see an orthodontist for an initial evaluation?" We will address some of the more common questions we face with the hope of providing some clarity on the subject for you and your family. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children have an initial evaluation with an orthodontist at the age of 7. This is not so we can put... Read More »

Wearing Sports Mouthguards with Braces

When your child has braces or Invisalign and needs to wear a mouthguard while playing sports some questions may come into play. On today's blog we look at the advantages of wearing these mouthguards as well as some of the types of mouthguards on the market to help you decide on the best options. Advantages of Wearing Mouthguards - Provide protection for any forceful contact to the face, lips, or... Read More »

Keeping a Healthy Smile in the New Year

“New year, new me.” is always the saying but at Loyacona Orthodontics, we say “New year, new smile, better hygiene.” Today we compiled some of our best tips for keeping that perfect smile in the New Year... Tooth Brushing When wearing braces, remember to brush gently. Using a toothbrush with soft bristles is recommended. Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months for proper upkeep. Snack Healthier Snacks that are high in... Read More »

What is a palatal expander?

You may have heard of or even received a recommendation for the use of a palatal expander. Many people are unfamiliar with this device. Today we take some time to outline a brief summary on what this device does. The expander is a device that increases the size of the upper dental arch. While your child's bones are growing, the space between the two bones of the upper palate is... Read More »

Thanksgiving with Braces

Thanksgiving is actually a perfect meal to eat while wearing braces! We encourage our patients with braces to eat soft foods. Turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing is just the recipe for those tender teeth. Lets take a look at some of the foods individually... Salads: Leafy salads are great without crunchy nuts or croutons. Waldorf salad or other fruit salads with crunchy apples or nuts in them should probably wait... Read More »

The Top 3 Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign continues to grow in popularity compared to more traditional methods. Lets take a look at the most popular reasons why patients may choose Invisalign! #1 Appearance The most popular of all the reasons, Invisalign lets you smile with confidence! In adults especially, metal braces may be off putting compared to a solution that is virtually invisible like Invisalign. #2 Convenience Using clear aligners such as Invisalign instead of the... Read More »

The Importance of Helmets and Mouthguards

The Importance of Facial Protection The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have combined forces to spread the word about the importance of mouthguards, they aim to educate and remind us of the importance of protecting our face and teeth against impacts and injuries. Wearing a helmet can save your life and prevent devastating... Read More »

How to Eat Properly With Braces

We know getting that perfect smile takes time with braces. There are some adjustments that need to be made to your everyday habits. One of the biggest changes comes in what kind of foods you eat and how you prepare them. When you first get your braces put on or have them adjusted the best foods to eat are soft or liquid foods like soup, mashed potatoes, meal replacement shakes... Read More »

Common Issues That Can Be Corrected at The Orthodontist

There are several reasons to visit the orthodontist. Today we look at how your health can benefit for a visit to our office. Crowding of the Teeth Crowding is the result of teeth not having enough room, causing teeth to overlap. The majority of people who get braces do so to correct over-crowding. Crowding can ruin your smile and result in periodontal problems. Tooth Decay could also be an issue... Read More »

Caring for Your Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment

Finally, your braces are off! Congratulations! This is a huge step but it is important to keep in mind that orthodontic treatment does not end after braces. A retainer has an equally essential part in creating and maintaining that beautiful new smile of yours. Lets take a look at the following video to learn more... Read More »

2018 Springtime Treats that are easy on your Teeth

Spring has finally sprung here in the Pittsburgh area! After the long and cold winter months we are excited to focus on some of the delicious treats to keep you cool in the months ahead without ruining your smile! Berry Watermelon Salad Ingredients: 4 cups watermelon, cubed 1 pint strawberries, sliced 1 pint blueberries 1 pint raspberries 1 pint cherries, pitted and halved 1/2 pint blackberries a squeeze of fresh... Read More »

When Should My Child First Visit the Orthodontist?

In the case of children, a child should visit the orthodontist early in life so they can be screened for any potential orthodontic problems. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children receive their first orthodontic screening by the age of 7. Problems are Easier to Treat if Caught Early Children generally begin treatment between the ages of 9 and 14. There are many conditions that are easier to... Read More »

Why Gaps in Teeth May Be Concerning

Closing a gap in your teeth is a great idea for more than just the aesthetic reasons. In fact, many people actually find gaps in teeth to be a charming look. And although tooth gaps in children are a normal occurrence, today we take a look at some of the other facts regarding teeth gaps. Are Gaps Bad? It is important to note that not all gaps are for serious... Read More »

Wearing Braces as an Athlete

Sports are popular amongst all ages young and old. While you are wearing braces there are some things to keep in mind to keep you healthy throughout the physical activity that your favorite sports may require. -Wear a mouthguard: A strong and resilient appliance, a mouthguard covers your teeth and braces and protects them when an object forcefully hits your mouth. This mouthguard can help you avoid orthodontic emergencies such... Read More »

Tips on Caring for your Plastic Retainer

If you have a plastic retainer and you’re not quite sure how to care for it, then we have some great tips for you! - Rinse your retainer with warm water each time you take it out of your mouth, like when you eat each meal. This can be helpful because it can wash away bacteria and plaque that form on the appliance throughout the day. - Clean the retainer... Read More »

Should I Get Invisalign Instead of Traditional Braces?

Invisalign uses a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional wires and brackets. The Invisalign system is a candidate for both teens and adults. Today we explore the benefits of this revolutionary product to help you decide if it's right for you! Invisalign Benefits: - They are less abrasive to your cheeks and tongue - Adults love Invisalign since it... Read More »

How to Use a Waterpik® Water Flosser in 8 Simple Steps

The Waterpik is one of our recommended products for oral hygiene. Today we look at some simple steps for proper usage of the Waterpik tool! 1. Fill the reservoir with lukewarm water and place it on the base, pressing down firmly to ensure full seating. 2. Select the tip and press firmly into the handle. 3. If this is the first use, set the pressure control dial to high. Point... Read More »

Holiday Treats You Can Eat With Braces!

The holidays are fast approaching and no one wants to miss out on some of the delicious treats that come along with them! We all know that with braces you must be cautious about what you eat but luckily there are treats out there that can be delicious and safe to eat when wearing braces. 1. Custard and/or Creme Pie Pies are a holiday staple! Try a pumpkin pie, cheesecake... Read More »

Traveling with Invisalign

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. They provide an "invisible" and non-invasive way to correct your smile. So how should you prepare for a trip while wearing Invisalign? 1. It is best practice to take your previous set, current set and a new set of aligners with you. Based on how long you have been wearing the current set will determine whether you will go back to the... Read More »

Bite Misalignment Explained

Many orthodontic issues that are common in today's world originate from a misaligned bite. It is important to recognize that issues beyond just the quality of your smile are effected by this condition. Common Issues Associated with Misaligned Bites: 1. Abnormal Chewing Bite misalignments make it difficult to chew normally. This inflicts strain on your teeth and jaw, which puts them at risk for damage. 2. Gum Disease and Tooth... Read More »

The Importance of Wearing Your Elastic Bands

An important part of your Orthodontic treatment is wearing your elastic bands. In today's blog we look at a few major reasons you need to wear your bands. What is the purpose of rubber bands? Rubber bands are used when people have an over or under bite that needs correcting. This helps the bite to eventually fit together well. Not wearing the bands may extend the time it takes for... Read More »

Summer Snacking for Healthy Teeth

Snacking. The word at first does not exactly bring any healthy thoughts to mind but when done properly snacking can be a fun-filled, healthy activity! Especially in these Summer months when we’re sitting around our outdoor cookouts with an appetite it can be too easy to reach for an un-healthy snack. Try and stick to these beneficial alternatives… 1. Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and cashews Delicious and nutritious! These nuts contain... Read More »

Explaining Common Misconceptions Regarding Orthodontics

At Loyacona Orthodontics we prioritize educating our patients as much as possible regarding our practice. Many people still have questions when it comes to what we do so we want to take this moment to clear up come common mistakes people make regarding orthodontics. 1. Mistake: Orthodontists Only Treat Young Children TRUTH: The truth is that at any age you may wind up paying us a visit. There are many... Read More »

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