Dr. Jeremy’s Blog

Dr. Jeremy FryThis page is designed to answer any questions that you may have about anything related to dentistry and orthodontics.

Since January 2007, many questions have been posted to our YouTube video pages, and this blog brings the opportunity to post such questions and comments on the Fry Orthodontics website. I invite other dental professionals to discuss and answer questions also related to their specific specialty. I hope you find these posts helpful in answering your questions.

Fry Makes Braces More Affordable

As your child approaches adolescence, you might worry you won’t be able to afford the cost of braces or Invisalign. Many adults put off getting treatment for their children or themselves due to the cost. Here are a few ways Fry Orthodontics make braces and Invisalign more comfortable and affordable for your family! Free Exam […]

Living is Giving

Check us out at our April staff meeting! This meeting was a very special one for all of us and was extremely motivational. Big thanks to Dr. Jeremy for being such an inspiration! “What does it mean to be living?” This is the question Dr. Jeremy asked us in our last meeting. His question came from […]

How To Have a Spotless Smile

What Are White Spots? “White spots” are one of the most common problems associated with wearing braces, but they are not actually caused by the braces themselves. White spots are decalcification or demineralization of the tooth and are caused by the acid-producing bacteria found in plaque. These areas of decalcification can develop into cavities. White […]

Who Would Have Thought?

Here are a few fun facts about teeth that I bet you didn’t know.  According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 50% of respondents surveyed said that a smile is the first feature they notice about another person. U.S. consumers buy 14 million gallons of toothpaste each year! Most adults have 32 teeth. Though minuscule in […]

Using Wax During Orthodontic Treatment

If you are going through orthodontic treatment, you will find that the wax given to you at the initial placement of your braces will come in handy. Here are some common examples of when to use wax: 1. A Broken or Poking Wire- Place wax on the poking wire to alleviate the discomfort. If using wax […]

5 FAQ’s About Retaining that Beautiful Smile

Now that you have the smile you always wanted, how do you keep it? Retainers are an important part of maintaining your new smile! Q: What is a retainer? A: Retainers are custom-made, removable appliances that fit over your teeth and help hold them in place after your braces have been taken off. Q: What […]

Orthodontic Myth Busters

Many people have formed opinions about orthodontics based on myths. What you may have heard or read online may not be completely true. Here are some common myths patients have about orthodontic braces. Myth: Braces will set off metal security detectors. Busted: Braces are made of materials that do not interfere with metal detectors… you […]