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.

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. […]

A mouthwash that can specifically target bad bacteria?

Could swishing with a mouthwash everyday really prevent tooth decay?  Supposedly a new mouthwash invented by a UCLA microbiologist is an effective way to destroy the Streptococus bacteria; which is the main cause for decay.  In a study, subjects that used the mouthwash just one time got rid of the harmful bacteria over a four day […]

Do Braces Hurt?

When braces are placed on your teeth and during the subsequent several hours after they are placed, you should have no braces pain.  Usually the next morning, but sometimes that initial night, your teeth will be a little sore.  This is normal, but should not last forever!  The pain is much like a bruise: When you have […]

What Age is Best for Braces

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about braces and timing. It is one of the biggest questions that parents ask, and there is much debate among orthodontist. Here is the blog that I posted that outlines our philosophy on timing for braces. Dr. Jeremy

Fry Orthodontics Announces New Office In Atchison

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Fry Orthodontic Specialists expands its family with the addition of a new office location! The Atchison office is now open at 110 N. 6th St. to serve the local community. As Kansas City’s leading provider of Invisalign, this expansion now gives patients 10 convenient locations to choose from. Fry Orthodontic Specialists […]

Fry Orthodontics Announces New Office In Hiawatha

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Fry Orthodontic Specialists expands its family with the addition of a new office location! The Hiawatha office is now open at 107 S. 6th St. to serve the local community. As Kansas City’s leading provider of Invisalign, this expansion now gives patients 10 convenient locations to choose from. Fry Orthodontic Specialists […]

THUMB SUCKING VS. PACIFIERS

Thumb sucking is a natural instinct for infants. They use their mouths to become acquainted with their environment and often put fingers, toes, and other objects in their mouth to test them out. Even though it may be natural, thumb sucking can lead to the same complications as a pacifier if used persistently and long-term. […]