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


A revolution is brewing in the middle of Movember


So yesterday marked the mid-point in my Movember challenge and we have a new update photo and an absolute legend of facial hair in our inspiration Mo-bro gallery. Meanwhile in the real world of orthodontics, a patient on Friday finished their treatment with me and I took their braces off their teeth and they were delighted with the result and said to me that they couldn't believe how quickly it all went for them, it seemed like only yesterday that the braces went on to the teeth - even though they had a normal treatment length.

This morning I was at an Invisalign meeting, with our Smile Revolution group of specialist ...

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Movember XIII

Movember 13

Some Mo -progress from today, and a surprise late entry from another part of the Swords Orthodontics team - one of our storage heaters has joined in and practically overnight acquired a magnificent moustache the envy of any Belgian detective!

Dr Stephen Murray of Swords Orthodontics supports Movember, day 13

But shock and horror, the storage heater has ...

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Movember Day Twelve

A dozen days into Movember

Sorry I didn't have a Mo-post yesterday, but to make up for it, we have a new photo of my evolving Mo and two icons of facial hair from the 70s, probably the greatest decade for that commodity that the western world has known in a century!

Dr Stephen Murray from Swords Orthodontics Movember Day 12

And ...

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Movember Day Ten

Movember Day Ten

Whilst at the Excellence in Orthodontics conference yesterday an interesting comment was made by the speakers, Nigel Harradine and David Birnie. People in this country, and the western world generally are living longer than ever before*, and there are dental concerns connected to this.

People need to hang on to the teeth for longer. Yes, it's possible to get artificial teeth, and as a profession, dentists are getting better and better at making them, but by and large people do better nutritionally if they keep their own teeth longer.

Orthodontists can play a part in this in many ways, but the primary one is to learn the best techniques available ...

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Movember Day Nine

Movember Ninth

Movember continues, but my conference finished this afternoon. Our speakers were Nigel Harradine and David Birnie who were presenting their long running series of lectures called "Excellence in Orthodontics". I first saw them in 1999, and it's amazing how much orthodontics has changed since then. Some of the stuff that we'd be used to now was just experimental then, and indeed some stuff - like Invisalign aligners - weren't even being mentioned at all.

If you went back another half generation, the stuff I was learning then was relatively futuristic compared to what my orthodontic lecturers had learnt when they were training.

It's fair to say that orthodontics now is considerably ...

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Movember Day Eight

Well, it's the end of the first week of Movember. I am still at my conference (Excellence in Orthodontics with David Birnie and Nigel Harradine) and it's interesting to see how many of my orthodontic pals are entering into the spirit of Movember (not many). There'll be new mo-pics on Monday, but in the meantime, here's today's facial hair hero.

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Movember Day Seven

Wow, Movember is zipping along - almost a week into it now.

I don't have a photo of today's progress, as I am not at base in Swords Orthodontics, but have headed to Limerick for the Orthodontic Society of Ireland (OSI) autumn conference and AGM.

This is the biggest event on the Irish Orthodontic calendar- usually - and this year sees the return of the UK's legendary orthodontic double act, David Birnie and Nigel Harradine delivering the Excellence In Orthodontics 2013 presentation.

This is a review of the scientific evidence and clinical experiences of various areas of orthodontics and it's a major fixture in European orthodontics and is usually updated and delivered every ...

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