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 Orthodontic Specialists Announces New Foundation Chapter and Additional Scholarships through Smile for a Lifetime Foundation

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Dr. Jeremy Fry and Fry Orthodontic Specialists, partners with the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, are proud to announce their newest chapter, MO Branch of Smile for a Lifetime-Kansas City, and the addition of eight scholarships to recipients in the KC metro area. This brings the total scholarships awarded each quarter […]

When Do Children Lose Their Baby Teeth?

At what age should the first baby tooth be lost? When should the last one fall out? Is there a predictable order? The first baby teeth (also known as primary teeth) to come in are usually the lower central incisors around the age of six months. The last baby teeth to show up are the […]

My Dog Ate My Retainer

Ever find yourself having to explain to your orthodontist that you need a new retainer because your dog ate it? Surprisingly it happens more often than not. Dogs are attracted to the saliva and the smell of the retainers. They have strong mouth muscles so when they find the retainers, they are usually destroyed by the time […]

Do Braces Hurt?

What to expect after you get your braces on… When you have braces placed or have recently have had them adjusted, the first few days can be sore. Because your teeth are shifting and trying to get used to the new pressure, it’s can be uncomfortable when you eat! The pain is a lot like a bruise…it really […]

Invisalign with Coffee or Tea

IS IT OK TO DRINK HOT BEVERAGES WITH INVISALIGN? This is a common question we get asked in our office.  Patients want to know if they can drink coffee or tea while wearing their Invisalign trays. There is some fear that the trays could warp with warm liquids, which might cause trays to not to […]

Floss or Waterpik…or BOTH?

HYGIENE TRENDS Can I use a waterpik instead of flossing? The answer is you should try to use BOTH!  They are complimentary in what they accomplish.  Both will help stimulate your gums and also remove plaque, but they do it in slightly different ways.  We will discuss the similarities and differences.  Flossing removes plaque that […]

Align On Time: Invisalign App

ALIGN ON TIME:  AN APP TO KEEP TRACK! Invisalign is an easy and convenient way of straightening your teeth. The aligner trays are virtually invisable, and you can remove them before you eat. With anything new, there will be challenges; and one of those is remembering when you’re supposed to switch to the next aligner in the series. If […]