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Dr. Peter W. Fry, DDS Reviewed by
Melissa W. A Google User


Dr Fry and his staff have been so amazing! I am so happy with the work he did on my teeth - everything looks natural and as perfect as real teeth should look ! And I really love the fact he is holistic too. Highly recommend this practice for quality and safe dental care.

Why might an adult visit an Evanston area Dentist for Orthodontics?


Orthodontists are specialists who are concerned with the positioning of the teeth and how they affect the wear, tear, and function of the smile. However, thanks to advances in dental technology, Evanston area dentist Dr. Peter W. Fry, DDS can provide adults with orthodontics as well, right through his dental practice. At Making Smiles Happen, we provide adult orthodontics to help our patients improve the alignment of their teeth for cosmetic purposes.

Our practice focuses on the aesthetics of the smile and uses a treatment called Six Month Smiles to help in realigning teeth near the front of the mouth. The anterior teeth are those that show when patients talk, laugh, and smile. When misalignment occurs in this area, it can be treated quickly and easily with adult orthodontics.

Six Month Smiles is similar to traditional bracket and wire braces, but uses tooth-colored appliances for a more discreet appearance. They are only applied near the front of the mouth to provide rapid movement of the anterior teeth into more desirable positions. The entire process can be done quickly, often within six months, although treatment can range anywhere from three to nine months depending on the severity of misalignment.

Patients who have concerns with their bite alignment are not appropriate candidates for Six Month Smiles. Instead, these individuals may fare better with treatments such as clear aligner trays. Clear orthodontic aligners are a new treatment provided by Dr. Peter W. Fry, DDS that uses discreet trays, which are worn over the natural teeth during the day and night. These can help in addressing mild to moderate misalignment of both teeth and bite, and may be preferred over Six Month Smiles for some patients.

During an initial consultation appointment, Dr. Peter W. Fry, DDS can speak with patients about the various options available to them. Whether patients are better suited to Six Month Smiles or clear orthodontic aligners, they can seek effective treatment through our state-of-the-art dental facility at Making Smiles Happen! Patients in the Evanston area who are considering cosmetic treatments such as adult orthodontics are encouraged to contact us today to schedule an appointment with our dedicated dental staff.
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