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What Age Do You Start Braces?

August 14, 2018

What age do you start braces? Though everyone’s teeth develop differently, braces can be beneficial for children,...

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4 Reasons Why Summer is a Great Time to Get Braces

June 5, 2018

Summertime is the perfect opportunity for children and teens to get braces. Time away from school means...

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A Different Kind of Orthodontic Experience

March 26, 2018

For over 40 years, Fry Orthodontics has been committed to helping families achieve their smile goals. With...

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Braces or Invisalign? Which Option is Best?

February 22, 2018

Braces and Invisalign are two of the most common orthodontic treatment methods, but which is best for...

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How to Prevent Gum Inflammation With Braces

January 11, 2018

Are you experiencing any gum swelling or discomfort while wearing braces? If so, consider this helpful information...

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Can I Get a Canker Sore from Braces?

December 13, 2017

Worried about getting canker sores with braces? Learn about what causes canker sores and tips to help...

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How Important is It to Wear a Retainer after Braces?

October 20, 2017

After your braces are off, teeth will naturally tend to shift. To prevent the teeth from shifting,...

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Will Braces Affect My Speech?

October 10, 2017

Will braces affect my speech? This is a common question at Fry Orthodontics. Here’s what you should...

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Can I use my Flex Account at work to pay for braces?

July 6, 2017

Many employers provide a tax-free option called a flex account or a health savings account. Although the...

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CAN CHEWING GUM HELP ME WITH MY BRACES??

June 29, 2017

Whether you just got your braces on or you have had them for several months, you know...

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Operational Efficiency Improves Time for Braces
Operational Efficiency Improves Time for Braces

June 26, 2017

Fry Orthodontics believes productivity begins with the operational efficiency of treatment systems. Learn more on the Dr....

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What Foods Should My Child Avoid with Braces?

June 20, 2017

It’s a good idea to skip foods that can damage or dislodge the braces. Avoid hard foods...

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Wisdom Teeth and Orthodontics

June 15, 2017

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get asked is “How will wisdom teeth affect...

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How to Prevent Bad Breath with Braces

June 2, 2017

Worried about having bad breath because of braces? Learn how to prevent and treat it on our...

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Wearing braces twice (first phase & second phase)

May 30, 2017

Some children may be told they need two phases of braces. The first phase occurs when they...

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My Dog Ate My Retainer

May 11, 2017

Ever find yourself having to explain to your orthodontist that you need a new retainer because your...

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How Do I Floss with Braces?

May 10, 2017

Practicing oral hygiene like flossing with braces is essential to keep teeth healthy and to prevent plaque...

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Use a Mouth Guard to Prevent Sport Concussions
How to Prevent Concussions in Sports:

May 9, 2017

How can you reduce concussions in sports? If you want to reduce your child’s risk of a...

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What are Orthodontic Appliances?
What are Orthodontic Appliances?

May 4, 2017

Orthodontic appliances are tools that are used to help straighten teeth, prepare the teeth and mouth for...

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do braces make teeth sensitive
Will Braces Make My Teeth Sensitive?

April 27, 2017

Most of us have experienced sensitive teeth at some point, especially when eating or drinking something hot...

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Braces and Root Resorption

April 20, 2017

Root resorption occurs in childhood, when the roots of baby teeth are broken down by the body...

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Invisalign
Invisalign: A Patient’s Perspective

April 18, 2017

Here at Fry Orthodontics, we’ve shared with you before some of the advantages of the Invisalign system,...

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Retainers
Retainers Are Your Teeth’s Best Friend

April 13, 2017

Our goal at Fry Orthodontic Specialists is to ensure that our patients enjoy their beautiful smile for...

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Can I Get Braces if I Have Missing Teeth or Crowns and Bridges?

April 11, 2017

Missing teeth? Have crowns or bridges? Orthodontic treatment like braces can improve your teeth's alignment and correct...

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What If I Don’t Get Braces?

April 8, 2017

Fry Orthodontic Specialists is committed to providing you with the best quality care to ensure a healthy...

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Am I Too Old For Braces?
Am I Too Old for Braces or Invisalign?

April 6, 2017

This is a common question at Fry Orthodontics! The bottom line is this: healthy teeth can be...

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Will I Have To Wear Braces Twice?
Will I Have To Wear Braces Twice?

April 5, 2017

This is a frequently asked question at Fry Orthodontics! You may have known someone who wore braces...

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Modern Braces

April 4, 2017

Orthodontic braces weren’t invented until the early 1800’s, but people have been trying to artificially straighten teeth...

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Does Having Invisalign Mean I Need to Watch What I Eat?

March 23, 2017

Have you been tossing around the idea of getting Invisalign treatment, but are afraid you will have...

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Affordable Braces Option
Fry Makes Braces More Affordable

March 14, 2017

As your child approaches adolescence, you might worry you won’t be able to afford the cost of...

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How To Have a Spotless Smile

March 7, 2017

What Are White Spots? “White spots” are one of the most common problems associated with wearing braces,...

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Using Wax During Orthodontic Treatment
Using Wax During Orthodontic Treatment

February 28, 2017

If you are going through orthodontic treatment, you will find that the wax given to you at...

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Myths About Orthodontics
Orthodontic Myth Busters

February 21, 2017

Many people have formed opinions about orthodontics based on myths. What you may have heard or read...

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Orthodontic Emergency
What to Do When You Have an Orthodontic "Emergency"

February 16, 2017

While we know that orthodontic “emergencies” are not life-and-death situations, some situations may occur that can cause discomfort...

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The Right Time For An Orthodontic Check-up

February 9, 2017

Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good...

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What are the Different Type of Braces?

February 1, 2017

Teeth are unique, that's why Fry Orthodontics offers different types of braces to best fit your smile...

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Floss or Waterpik…or BOTH?

January 31, 2017

HYGIENE TRENDS Can I use a waterpik instead of flossing? The answer is you should try to...

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What is "Tightening Braces?"

January 19, 2017

“Tightening your braces?”  This is really an ‘old school’ term.  Braces don’t really get tightened anymore.  Nowadays, the...

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HOW CAN I AFFORD BRACES??

January 17, 2017

Fry Orthodontic Specialists offers many flexible, affordable payment options. We will always try to work with each...

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Invisalign
I want to know more about Invisalign…  

January 12, 2017

When it comes to straightening your smile, we know that having a mouth full of metal braces...

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Invisalign
Listen up parents…it’s your turn now!

January 10, 2017

A lot of parents put their child’s needs before their own. To all you parents out there...

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Kids with Braces
When will my child get braces?

December 8, 2016

There are many reasons that kids need braces. Seeing an orthodontist is usually recommended around age 7;...

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Braces
Self Ligating Brackets

December 6, 2016

The brackets used for orthodontic treatment are now being manufactured with doors or clips to automatically hold...

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Protect Teeth Against Erosion
What to do Before You Get Braces

November 17, 2016

If you would like to start orthodontic treatment, there are a few things you should do beforehand....

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Is it normal to feel sore after the braces are placed?

November 15, 2016

YES! When you get your braces on, you may feel a general overall soreness in your mouth....

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Retainers After Braces

November 1, 2016

Wearing retainers after braces is crucial in order to retain the teeth to the perfect alignment the braces created....

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Are gap teeth a current fashion trend?

October 27, 2016

The fashion industry is bored with perfection. Recently the most sought after models are gracing runways with...

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First Orthodontist Visit at Fry Orthodontics
What to Expect at Your First Orthodontist Visit

October 21, 2016

Your first orthodontist visit at Fry Orthodontic Specialists is free and a great way to meet the...

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My orthodontic experience with braces

October 20, 2016

I did not have braces as a child, but waited until I was an adult to have...

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Retainers
Which treatment would be faster….braces or Invisalign???

October 13, 2016

The length of treatment is determined by the severity of each specific case. If there are bite...

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Here a wire, there a wire, everywhere a poking wire…..

October 11, 2016

During orthodontic treatment, it is normal to experience some rubbing or irritation from the braces, wires, or...

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Overbite
Is an Overbite Bad?

August 29, 2016

Overbites are common, and sometimes a misaligned bite can impact your dental health. Let’s consider the causes,...

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What Age Do You Start Braces?

August 23, 2016

This important dental question is one that we get every day in our orthodontic offices, and is...

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Caring for your smile with braces
Caring for Your Smile with Braces

August 5, 2016

When you have braces, it’s important to take great care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly...

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Recent Article from a Great Friend, Dr. Ben Burris from Jonesboro Arkansas

July 28, 2016

This is a recent article published by a great friend of mine and Fry Orthodontic Specialists, Dr....

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Write an Online Review for Fry Orthodontic Specialists

July 26, 2016

We know that choosing the best orthodontist for yourself or your children is an important health decision. ...

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Invisalign vs Braces
Invisalign vs. Metal Braces

January 28, 2016

Are you considering Invisalign or metal braces as part of orthodontic treatment? Fry Orthodontic Specialists provide both...

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5 Reasons For Adults to Consider Braces

February 25, 2015

Braces aren’t just for children and teenagers. Adults of all ages wear braces to achieve a healthier...

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Braces
Do Braces Hurt?

December 15, 2014

What to expect after you get your braces on… When you have braces placed or have recently...

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Fake braces becoming a trend??

April 5, 2013

In early 2013 a new trend came into the spotlight. In East Asia, teens are buying ‘non-medical’...

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Dr. Bob Fry Writes an Article for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics

January 23, 2012

I want to congratulate my dad on writing a great article in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics...

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Article Shows the Social Importance of Straight Teeth

December 9, 2011

A British website posted this great article about the struggles of some children who have crooked teeth....

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Fry Orthodontics Welcomes a Great Associate Doctor

November 7, 2011

Fry Orthodontic Specialists welcomes Dr. Brandy Burgess to our team!! Dr. Burgess will join Dr. Larissa Freytag,...

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Teeth and Total Body Health

August 31, 2011

A recent online article outlines the link between keeping your teeth clean and overall body health. Many...

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Fry Orthodontic Specialists Mother's Day Blog Contest

May 4, 2011

We are celebrating Mother’s Day with a contest much like our Thanksgiving contest. Write a comment to...

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Moms, Win Flowers for a Year!

May 3, 2011

May is the month to celebrate all moms, and every mom that starts Invisalign or braces treatment...

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iPad Winner Chosen for St. Patrick's Day Facebook Contest

March 28, 2011

Congratulations to Alyssa for winning the St. Patrick’s Day iPad contest! Alyssa submitted her picture to Facebook...

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Smile for a Lifetime KC Holds Banquet

February 23, 2011

On Monday, February 21, Smile for a Lifetime-Kansas City held a banquet at Tapatio Mexican Restaurant in...

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Soldier Gives Fry Ortho a Surprise of a Lifetime!

January 28, 2011

Yesterday, was a day that I will remember for the rest of my life. Fry Orthodontic Specialists...

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First Day for Fry Orthodontic Specialists in Prairie Village!

January 5, 2011

Today was the first official day seeing a full schedule of patients in our new Prairie Village...

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Miley Cyrus Guitar Give Away: Congratulations, Megan!

January 4, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Megan was the big winner of our holiday contest: What Are...

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Early Braces: To do, or not to do?

November 20, 2010

There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal this week about early braces. The article...

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What Are You Thankful For? Fry Orthodontics Will be Giving Away a Signed Guitar from Miley Cyrus

November 15, 2010

Give thanks and win a Miley Cyrus signed guitar fro Fry Orthodontic Specialists.

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Fry Orthodontic Specialists Teams with Harvesters to Feed the Hungry

Fry Orthodontic Specialists Joins Harvesters Campaign to Feed Kansas City

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Fry Orthodontics Halloween Contest Winner

We want to thank all who participated in our Halloween Facebook contest! We had many great Halloween...

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Fry Orthodontics Pumpkin Contest

November 10, 2010

In our Olathe and Overland Park orthodontic offices, we had a pumpkin decorating contest here are the...

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Support our Soldiers with Fry Orthodontic Specialists

June 29, 2010

Since 2009 we have had special stations, in all 3 of our offices, set up with supplies needed...

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Flexible Hours at Fry Orthodontic Specialists

June 21, 2010

We always appreciate the suggestions from patients and parents on ways we can improve the services we...

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Fry Orthodontics Bobcat Video Posted on YouTube

June 18, 2010

Check out the video of the Momma and her kittens: Dr. Jeremy

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Win an Apple iPad at Fry Orthodontics Specialists

June 17, 2010

Summer Share-a-Smile to win an Apple iPad: We’d like to take a moment to thank you for...

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Fry Orthodontic Specialists Share-a-Smile Program Draws Spring Winner

June 16, 2010

Congratulations to Libby who was the winner of the $250 Great Wolf Lodge Gift Certificate for referring...

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Honor your Father for Father's Day

During the month of June we are honoring our Dads!  Visit our Overland Park, Olathe or Blue...

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Patient Enjoys Fry Ortho Tickets at the Royals

June 15, 2010

One of our awesome former patients, Cole, was awarded Royals tickets for doing such a great job...

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Fry Orthodontic Specialists and Girls on the Run

June 1, 2010

On May 22, Dr Larissa and Becca spent a great Saturday morning with some great parents and...

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Tell Your Mom How Much You Care!

May 10, 2010

This May, take time to show your Appreciation for the Special Mom in your Life! Visit our...

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Beautiful Smiles are Always "Blooming" at Fry Orthodontics!

April 20, 2010

To celebrate spring and new growth, we have added a craft area in the reception areas of...

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Celebrate Overland Park's 50th Anniversary with Fry Orthodontics

April 14, 2010

50 Fun Things to Do to Celebrate OP’s Birthday The Overland Park 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee has...

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Brushing Teeth Experiment with Easter Eggs

March 26, 2010

This week when you are coloring Easter Eggs take time to conduct this special “Egg” periment with your...

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Fry Orthodontics Recipe Club

March 23, 2010

Recently, 11 Fry Orthodontic Team members gathered for the first official “Fry Recipe Club” Luncheon. This group...

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St. Patrick's Day at Fry Orthodontic Specialists

March 17, 2010

Everyone had a great time today dressing up in green. I think the guy in the bow...

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Fry Orthodontic Specialists Visit Rolling Ridge Elementary

March 16, 2010

Dr. Larissa wrote up this blog about her visit to an Olathe elementary school: On Thursday, March...

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Bobcat Visits our Overland Park Office

March 4, 2010

Yesterday afternoon when the sun came out, we had a visit from a bobcat that comes by...

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Tell Us About Your Fry Orthodontics Experience

March 3, 2010

We need your help…we are putting together a library of before and after photos and testimonials from...

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Orthodontic Credit at Fry Orthodontic Specialists

March 1, 2010

Earn credit towards your orthodontic treatment in Kansas City from Fry Orthodontic Specialists

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Cub Scouts Visit Fry Orthodontics

February 26, 2010

We were very fortunate to have Cubs Scouts Troop 3316, Tiger Cubs Den #2 visit our office...

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Pictures from School Spirit Day at Fry Orthodontics

February 17, 2010

Here is a sample of some of the pictures from School Spirit Day that we had last...

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Support Your Local School Day at Fry Orthodontics

February 11, 2010

Speaking of things we love during this Valentine’s time of year, we do love supporting the local...

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Happy Valentine's Day from Fry Orthodontics

This week people of all ages will celebrate Valentine’s Day! A day dedicated to love!  And I...

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National Dental Health Month at Fry Orthodontic Specialists

February 1, 2010

It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2010 is already over!  We are so excited...

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Haiti Relief Piling Up At Fry Orthodontics

January 22, 2010

Thanks to all of the Kansas City Community that have helped us put together relief supplies for...

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Crazy Hair Day at Fry Orthodontic Specialists

January 6, 2010

Here are the pictures from our Crazy Hair Day today: No real need to do anything different...

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Smile for a Lifetime KC still taking Applications

December 1, 2009

At Fry Orthodontic Specialists we are very happy to have implemented the Smile for a Lifetime Kansas...

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Smile for a Lifetime Kansas City Featured on NBC Action News

October 29, 2009

We were very excited to see Chuy interviewed on NBC Action News during the 6:00 news program...

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Keyshawn's Phase 1 Orthodontics Complete…ON TIME!

October 19, 2009

Keyshawn treatment was completed on 9/15/09…ON TIME in 6 months, and he was very happy with the...

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Smile for a Lifetime Kansas City Delivers First Scholarships

September 28, 2009

We are very excited to announce our first 2 Smile for a Lifetime scholarship recipients: Chuy and...

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