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.

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 […]

5 Reasons For Adults to Consider Braces

Braces aren’t just for children and teenagers. Adults of all ages wear braces to achieve a healthier smile that can boost confidence in their career and relationships. Almost 20% of all brace wearers are adults, and 25% of Fry patients with braces are adults. Here are 5 reasons to consider improving your smile with braces […]

What to Do When You Have an Orthodontic “Emergency”

While we know that orthodontic “emergencies” are not life-and-death situations, some situations may occur that can cause discomfort with your metal braces, ceramic braces (also known as clear braces), Invisalign, or other orthodontic appliances. During orthodontic treatment you may find that a wire on your braces will poke or rub your cheek; your Invisalign aligner may […]

Interesting Facts about Animal Teeth

It is very important for parents to educate their children about their teeth. When to brush, how to brush, the proper way to floss, etc. Try to help your child learn about his/her teeth my making it fun! Here are some fun facts about animals and their teeth to show your children how interesting teeth can […]

How to Properly Care for Your Teeth

In honor of February being the National Children’s Dental Health month, here are a few tips on how to properly care for your teeth on a daily basis. Each day we eat and drink foods that cause plaque build up that can cause cavities and even tooth decay. To keep your teeth strong and healthy […]