Conversations: Week 2, January 2019
"No, I'm not getting train track braces. Never. Never. Not ever. No. No. Mummy, stop smiling, mummy, stop smiling!!!!"
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 ...
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 ...
2013 was a great year for GAA - not just one exciting All-Ireland final, but three! But to get to the final of anything, a lot of hard work has to be done beforehand, and the earlier it starts the better the chances of success. That's a bit like orthodontics....
Aaaargh! Well shiver me timbers, yesterday was the day we could say "today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, aar". Sadly, we didn't get to observe it fully at Swords Orthodontics, apart from a bit of pirate talk from me.
Yo, ho, ho? Well, no. This was quickly discouraged by everyone else, so I knew I'd be back to talking like an orthodontist or I'd be walking the plank or getting keel-hauled.
So, me hearties, it'll be another year before I get to talk like a pirate again, and maybe I'll have a wooden leg for the day, a parrot on my shoulder and adjust the braces with a hook ...