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

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Winter is coming - arm yourself with knowledge!

 

Winter is coming. Arm yourself, arm yourself with knowledge. I came up with this coat of arms and motto in the style of a well known TV series to sum up the Swords Ortho approach - wisdom and smiles.

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Ortho Rapping

A while back, I was delighted to work with MC Rapperman who did this excellent Orthodontic Rap and video for us. Hope you enjoy it. If you - or anyone you know - has an orthodontic poem or song, or rap, get in touch! Meantime, enjoy this work of art, he's on super form.

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Children's Orthodontics in Ireland

I have written several blogs on topics related to children's orthodontics in Ireland, because it is a regular source of interest to my blog readers. Orthodontic treatment for children in Ireland is also a frequent topic in the newspapers because it has strong political significance. Children's orthodontics is important, it's not something that's done casually. It's not just a significant investment in financial terms but also in commitment from the child and the parents to see a thoroughly planned treatment carried out to a great result at the end.

There aren't that many qualified orthodontists in Ireland, and about half of them work for the government, exclusively treating children on behalf ...

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Faye's Invisalign Diary Part 2 - getting started

Here's a video of our patient Faye Rooney at Swords Orthodontics, discussing her orthodontic problems from her own point of view, and why she wanted treatment with clear braces or Invisalign, and her experiences so far as her ortho treatment begins with us. Since she works as a model, conventional metal braces or coloured braces wouldn't be a practical option.

 

 

 

Faye also explains what it's like to wear an Invisalign aligner and how she notices no difference speaking with it in.

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Five Minutes to Save a Life

As we approach Ireland’s National Mouth Cancer Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 17th, I’m going to outline what the disease involves and some of the problems that can arise from mouth cancer. You can find more information on this in my previous blogs, but this is a summary of the important stuff.

Swords Orthodontics is in the middle of a busy street where there are about a dozen people trained and equipped to detect and intercept one of Ireland’s most dreadful diseases, and even though this disease is on the increase few people are aware of it - and how easy it is to get checked out for it when they’re least likely ...

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Faye's Invisalign Diary Part 1: Treatment Planning

A patient who is about to begin orthodontic treatment with us here at Swords Orthodontics using Invisalign, and she's agreed to share updates and progress reports with our web audience.

Faye is a model, and although she enjoys a successful career which involves being beautiful for a living she's not happy with her smile and feels that it actually undermines her confidence and might even limit her professionally. On the other hand, given her work, it would be even more of a problem to wear conventional fixed braces, so she came to us with a desire for Invisalign treatment, and after carrying ...

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When you care about your patients...

This weekend, I am at an orthodontics conference in The Netherlands, where the main speaker is Gerry Samson, a very popular educator from the USA giving his first ever conference in The Netherlands and a relatively rare appearance in Europe. Samson is organiser of the Gnathos group (gnathos means "jaw" in Greek), and much respected due to his enthusiasm for teaching, his ability to explain orthodontic concepts that usually dry up the mind, and finding out the best way to treat patients. 

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