Swords Orthodontics
17 Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland


A Career In Dentistry?

Although I’m not originally from Dublin, since I took over at Swords Orthodontics it has been important for me to be part of what’s going on locally when the opportunity arises.

Stephen Murray from Swords Orthodontics discusses a career in dentistry
Stephen Murray from Swords Orthodontics discusses a career in dentistry

I was recently asked to take part in a “Careers Evening” at Ardgillan Community College- thanks again for that, it was quite an honour. Although there would be careers advice at school and various universities and further education providers could advise students what grades they’d need if they had to go through third level ...

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Gemma's Study Tips!

I recently started studying for my dental nursing diploma in the Dublin Dental University Hospital.  I decided to do a blog about my top tips for busy college students. Many college students may also be working full time and have many more obligations that make it difficult juggling work and study. To successfully manage your college work here are some handy tips:


1 – Always be prepared;

Always be prepared for tomorrow! Prepare all of your notes for the following day, pack your bag the night before with your change of clothes, extra lunches for a quick bite to eat before college, always have coins for the bus/cark parking, have your pens ...

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Brace Care for the New School Year!

It’s that time of the year again- all the kids go back to school!! If you’re going back to school with braces, here are some tips and reminders to help you keep on track of taking care of your braces and improve your smile.

Eat Braces Friendly Food

When you wear braces, there are certain types of food you’ll need to avoid. These include sticky, chewy and hard foods. Also, drink lots and lots of water! Drinking water is not only important for your overall health, it also benefits your dental health. We recommend students take a water bottle with them to school so they can drink water throughout the ...

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Getting the Most out of your Invisalign Treatment

When you are getting Invisalign at Swords Orthodontics, we view your treatment as an investment in a new smile and better oral health. Like any investment, Invisalign takes time and care to get the best result. While you are going through your Invisalign treatment, it is important to not only keep your teeth really clean, but you should also carefully clean your Invisalign aligners as well. To help our Invisalign patients get the most out of Invisalign treatment, here are a few tips.

Wear them for at Least 22 Hours a Day

Invisalign works by constantly keeping pressure on your teeth to gently move them to their desired ...

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Address to the Dental Graduates of 2018, Trinity College Dublin

As current president of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland, I have been asked to present prizes at Dublin Dental University Hospital twice - 2017 and 2018. This year, I presented an award to Sarah O'Connor, who graduated with the best orthodontic performance in Dental Technology, and Caoimhe McKenna, who graduated with the best orthodontic marks in Dental Science.

This is my 2018 address to the graduating class, although it could apply to almost any year and any profession.

Be sure to wear sunscreen.

I still do.

Congratulations. Well done.

I’m Stephen Murray, the president of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland. At the moment, there are only two recognised dental specialties, orthodontics and oral surgery. I ...

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What Happens at Your First Orthodontic Appointment?

We understand that for many people, the idea of visiting a dentist can be a stressful experience. But at Swords Orthodontics, our goal is to help make every visit to our office enjoyable and completely stress-free. Our friendly professional team work hard to help you feel at ease from the moment you first arrive at our office.

During this visit, we will spend time getting to know you and learning about your goals for treatment. Working together, we will develop an individualised treatment plan that best fits your needs.

It is crucial for us to get a view of your overall physical and dental health, ...

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Going on holiday this summer? Here are our top tips for a worry free holiday while wearing braces!




If you are wearing braces and are planning a holiday this summer (lucky you!), our team Swords Orthodontics would suggest that you be prepared. We put together a list of items that will be handy to have with you at all times while you are away. They include:

  • Interdental brushes (very important you a still using these once a day!)
  • Travel toothbrush and travel mirror
  • Orthodontic wax to help with discomfort from protruding wires or brackets rubbing against the cheek


Putting these items together in a special ‘braces bag’ would be a good idea.

If you happen to be away and experience any problems please don’t hesitate to call us and we can talk ...

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