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A Dozen Dos and Don'ts - 12 Tips for successful orthodontic retainer wear

12 Do's and Don'ts for successful retainer wear
Here are 12 Tips for Orthodontic Retainer Success (plus a bonus tip, so it's not just bakers that have 13 in a dozen)1DO wear your retainers as your orthodontist directs.The rest of what follows is what we tell our own patients. At Swords Orthodontics, for most removable retainers, I advise full time wear for the first 3 days and then it’s night time wear after that.For Ever.Really.If you still want straight teeth in 10 years’ time, you’re still wearing a retainer in 10 years’ time.2DON’T have your retainer anywhere other than one of these two places:Your MouthYour Retainer BoxAnywhere else and it’s likely to get lost, broken, damaged, stolen, eaten ...

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What is Invisalign i7?

Invisalign clear braces compared to other braces
Most people have heard of Invisalign as a brand name for a particular kind of clear braces treatment, and if you need Invsalign in Dublin, Swords Orthodontics has been providing this kind of treatment for almost a decade now.That said, since then, Invisalign has evolved a fair bit. For a start, the actual system is a lot more predictable and effective at moving teeth. The other way it’s changed is that there are now many different types of Invisalign treatment options.People think that Invisalign is only for small orthodontic problems, but that’s not always the case. Invisalign can treat some fairly complicated situations and when we need to do that, ...

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Orthodontic Society of Ireland 2017 Spring Meeting with Prof Lysle Johnston

Professor Lysle Johnston
Professor Lysle Johnston is the special guest speaker at the 2017 Spring Meeting of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland. He is joined by Dr Jose Chaques Asensi discussing the effective use of the Forsus Appliance and Dr Liz Moynihan discussing the aetiology, diagnosis and management of dyspraxia and how it affects dentistry. For more details go to orthodontics.ie. Specialist orthodontists who aren't members are welcome, and anyone wishing to join - including international orthodontists, who get membership for free.In addition to the lectures, there will be a visit to the Titanic Exhibition with an exclusive after-hours tour of followed by Captain's Banquet with a panoramic ...

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Strength in Numbers

Irish specialist orthodontist group at Invisalign user meeting
Is there a benefit to being part of a group, or are you better doing your own thing? We all start out dependent, and if we're lucky we evolve on from that to independence. Many would say that there is a higher state of development, interdependence.In the orthodontic world, indeed in any profession, this is also the case. Clinicians have an obligation to keep learning and staying aware of the ever changing standards in their line of work. And when I say that standards change, they never actually get more relaxed.In order to keep up to date with what goes on in dentistry and orthodontics, it helps to be part of ...

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Sensitive Dentist Awards

Swords Orthodontics wins tweet of the night at Sensodyne Senstive Dentist Awards
Well Swords Orthodontics started the year at an awards ceremony, and we ended the year at another. This time it was the IDA-Sensodyne Sensitve Dentist awards. This is voted for by patients of a particular dentist, and there are two awards - one for Ireland's most sensitive dentist and one for the most sensitive dental team.Swords Orthodontics with their prize champage at the Senstive Dentistry Awards.Right to Left: Bogdan, Donnchadh, Martina, Michelle, Brenda, Courtney, GemmaSwords Orthodontics was a finalist for the most sensitive team, and Stephen Murray was a finalist for the most sensitive dentist. Although we didn't win, the ultimate ...

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Report on World Federation of Orthodontists’ Breakfast May 1st 2016

There is an annual WFO breakfast held at the AAO, and this year Ireland was represented by me, Stephen Murray, currently the secretary of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland. This is a useful insight into what’s going on with the WFO, and - if you are of that disposition - a vital networking opportunity with the presidents and representatives of most of the world’s orthodontic societies. I was sharing a table with Stephen Rudge from the British Orthodontic Society (he’s their treasurer at the moment) and Jesus Villa from Chile.Dr Stephen Rudgefrom the British Orthodontics ...

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What is a Frenectomy? Does my child need one?

Maxillary Labial Frenum
What is a Frenectomy? Does my child need one?A frenum is the attachment between the gum (fixed soft tissue) and some moving soft tissue part of the mouth - typically the tongue (that’s a lingual frenum) or the lip (that’s a labial frenum) or the cheek (a buccal frenum).Sometimes this is contributing to a problem with the gums or the alignment of the teeth - particularly when the frenum is attached to the gum right at the level where the teeth emerge. You might see the gum receding from the teeth or it may be painful when the lip or tongue moves. Sometimes it may be involved in ...

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