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 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. […]

Orthodontics and Sleep Apnea

Many people snore, but some people have sleep apnea (which is when a person stops breathing for short extended periods of time while sleeping). Sleep apnea can be a very dangerous condition that can be harmful to ones’ heart. Dental devices that are currently available are only effective for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Most […]

What is a 3-D Clear Retainer?

After having braces, you will need a retainer to keep your teeth positioned the same as they are when you have your braces removed. One option is to have a 3-D Clear Retainer made to keep everything in place. The 3-D Clear is made of a clear acrylic (plastic) that covers all surfaces of the […]

HOW CAN I AFFORD BRACES??

Fry Orthodontic Specialists offers many flexible, affordable payment options. We will always try to work with each individual family to accommodate their financial situation. You may pay your portion in full after insurance is subtracted; and receive a 5% discount. Or, you may put down a deposit (large or small) depending on your budget, in […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT TMJ……

Contrary to what some may think, TMJ is not a disorder! TMJ actually describes a hinged joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull….also known as the temporomandibular joint. This joint is flexible; which allows the jaw to move up and down or side to side. It also allows for talking, chewing, and yawning. […]