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Welcome to Swords Orthodontics. If you're unhappy with the appearance of your smile, or the way your teeth meet or line up, then let’s see if we can help you – we specialise in the area of dentistry that deals with the position and alignment of the teeth.

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The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment has become extremely popular, with most of us experiencing treatment during our teenage years- nowadays adult orthodontics is just as popular. Everyone has a different reason for treatment, whether it be for the aesthetic view of their teeth or for functional purposes. One major part of orthodontic treatment which we, here at Swords Orthodontics strongly believe is so important is: oral hygiene. Although this is not consider as a physical part of ‘having braces’, it has an extremely important part in treatment.Having any type of braces temporarily attached to your teeth is going to make brushing and flossing harder than it would be without braces. Once our patients ...

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Looking after Invisalign Teen Aligners

Looking after Invisalign Teen aligners
Your Invisalign Teen aligners have been delivered and now you’re on your way to a great smile. But you’re wondering: How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?Proper cleaning essential for keeping your Invisalign aligners invisible and odour free.Here’s Your Smile Specialist’s list of Do’s and Dont's to keep your aligners in great condition.Do:Rinse your aligners every time you take them out.Soak your aligners in denture cleaner every day.Brush and floss after every meal- you don’t want food trapped between your aligners and teeth.Use an anti-bacterial mouth wash.Brush your aligners gently to remove any food or plaque.Don’t:Leave them in to eat and drink (apart from water)Clean them with toothpaste- that can ...

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Swords Ortho Lab Technician

My name is Bogdan Tsukanov and I'm in charge of the lab here at swords orthodontics. For those that aren't too familiar my job involves making all of the appliances (retainers, expanders, mouthguards etc) for our patients. I work behind the scenes where all the magic happens!Day to day, it's a great job, fortunate enough to say I love to do what I do! The vibe is pretty relaxed here which sets up for a nice atmosphere to work!My day starts off at 8:30, I time have a little routine in the mornings where I check what work is coming for the ...

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When Should You Bring Your Child To Visit An Orthodontist?

When should you bring your child to the orthodontist?Your Smile Specialist can play a huge role in your child’s appearance and dental health. We recommend that your child is examined by an orthodontist at about age 7.Your child’s teeth might appear straight but there could be problems beneath the surface:A bad bite, poorly positioned adult teeth, jaw issues and so on. There could also be issues brought on by thumb sucking..Your Smile Specialist can identify these problems and start fixing them, thus avoiding potential future problems.What will we look at?Baby teeth give a good indication of where permanent teeth will be positioned. That’s why it’s important to have ...

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Braces and your teenager: What are your options?

The teenage years can be a difficult time in the life of your child. Kids are pressured to take perfect selfies, have flawless skin, and maintain model-like figures.Many children who have noticeably crooked or unevenly spaced teeth suffer from bullying and low self-esteem.Parents have several options:Traditional bracesClear or white bracesInvisalign TeenHow does your smile make you feel?Many teenagers feel self-conscious about their teeth and equally stressed about having treatment. Traditional braces can draw attention to that part of the body that teenagers most feel stressed about.On top of that, brackets and wires can irritate mouths, further compounding stress levels.If you decide traditional braces are the right choice for your ...

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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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