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Orthodontic Conversations: Week 33 "Why do my braces break?"

Stephen: "hi there, how are you getting on?"

Patient: "great."

S: "Any problems with your brace since last time?"

P: "No"

S: "Great. So I'll just have a look and do today's adjustment"

P: "Oh, one of my brackets came off though"

S: "Were you eating hard food at the time?"

P: "No"

S: "It just came off out of the blue?"

P: "Well, I was chewing on a piece of rubber that I found"

When we put braces on people's teeth, Swords Ortho gives them all sorts of advice on how to take care of them for best results and we give our patients a goodie bag of tooth cleaning stuff, but we can't think of every eventuality that people might ...

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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)

1

DO 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.

2

DON’T have your retainer anywhere other than one of these two places:

  1. Your Mouth
  2. Your Retainer Box

Anywhere else and it’s likely to get lost, broken, damaged, stolen, eaten ...

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Let The Blogging Begin!

Dr Murray hard at work with the new blog!

 

Welcome to the Swords Orthodontics Blog!

Stephen Murray here, and this is the first blog you'll be seeing from me on the Swords Orthodontics website. You might have seen my previous orthodontics blogging on the Friendly Orthodontist site, but if not you can expect to read articles about smiling, braces, teeth, practice updates, things that I have learned at conferences, and some specific topics like:

  • What do Twin Block braces do?
  • What should I do if my orthodontic braces hurt?
  • Why are HSE waiting lists so long?
  • Why is dentistry cheaper in other countries?
  • What is orthodontics?
  • How do braces move teeth?
  • Why are there ...

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