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 […]
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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. […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
What’s the best thing about glow-in-the-dark braces?
They’ll make your smile light up a room.