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.

Phantom Bites??

ARE PHANTOM BITES FOR REAL? Phantom bites; also known as Dysesthesia, is the painful/uncomfortable feeling of a biting sensation that a person may experience even though there are no abnormalities detected.  They become so overly focused on their dental occlusion; believing that it is abnormal.  It is similar to the phantom limb phenomena (a person without a limb feels like the limb […]

Fry Orthodontics is Expanding Its Smile Community! – Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL, MISSOURI – Fry Orthodontic Specialists is expanding its family with the addition of a new office location! The Pleasant Hill office is now open at 2135 North State Route 7, to serve the local community. As Kansas City’s leading provider of Invisalign, this expansion gives patients 13 convenient locations to choose from. Fry […]

Fry Orthodontics is Expanding Its Smile Community! – Lee’s Summit

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO – Fry Orthodontic Specialists is expanding its family with the addition of a new office location! The Lee’s Summit office is now open at 915 SW Lemans Ln, to serve the local community. As Kansas City’s leading provider of Invisalign, this expansion gives patients 13 convenient locations to choose from. Fry Orthodontic […]

Fry Orthodontics is Expanding Its Smile Community! – Raytown

RAYTOWN – Fry Orthodontic Specialists is expanding its family with the addition of a new office location! The Raytown office is now open at 10760 East State Route 350 to serve the local community. As Kansas City’s leading provider of Invisalign, this expansion gives patients 13 convenient locations to choose from. Fry Orthodontic Specialists have […]

What is “Tightening Braces?”

“Tightening your braces?”  This is really an ‘old school’ term.  Braces don’t really get tightened anymore.  Nowadays, the wires mostly do all the work for us!  Braces are metal or ceramic appliances that are glued to the teeth. They are called brackets.  Each bracket has a prescription built into it based on which tooth it goes on and doctor […]

How to Prevent Concussions in Sports:

How can you reduce concussions in sports? If you want to reduce your child’s risk of a sports related concussion you should visit a DENTIST or ORTHODONTIST instead of a sporting goods store.  High school football players who wore over the counter (OTC) mouth guards were more than twice as likely to suffer mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions than […]

I want to know more about Invisalign…  

When it comes to straightening your smile, we know that having a mouth full of metal braces may not be your idea of fun. Luckily for you, we can offer a cosmetic alternative: Invisalign! Using a series of clear, comfortable, and completely customized aligners, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted without traditional braces. […]