Is a scanner going to replace impressions in the dental office? Impressions are probably on every patient’s top 10 things of NOT to do in the dental office. Impressions can be more difficult for people who have strong gag reflexes, mouth sores, or are a mouth breather. Impressions are not a fun thing for any […]
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Welcome to the Fry Orthodontics blog, where we answer your questions and provide information about orthodontics and oral health.
If you would like to start orthodontic treatment, there are a few things you should do beforehand. If you don’t already have an orthodontist, get recommendations from friends or your regular dentist. Get at least two opinions, if possible. Orthodontists can vary in their treatment approach. If you don’t like what one orthodontist says, get […]
YES! When you get your braces on, you may feel a general overall soreness in your mouth. It is very normal for your teeth to be tender for three to five days, but everyone is different. If the soreness is severe, you can take Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Advil (Ibuprofen) as directed. Stronger pain meds are […]
The trend “Tooth Crowding” originated in Japan a few years ago, but has gained a lot of hype recently. Japanese women use this dental procedure to make their teeth crooked to get an imperfect smile. In this dental procedure, the canines are pushed forward, giving a look of fangs or crooked teeth (or snaggle teeth […]
A lot of patients ask “when is the best time to get wisdom teeth out?” Do they need to come out before or after braces? Really, to an Orthodontist, it shouldn’t matter when they come out. Orthodontists usually yield to the general dentist as to when they recommend for them to be removed. It is […]