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


Bullying and Dental Appearance

Bullying and Dental Appearance - getting grief about your teeth

If there's one thing I hate to see or hear about in the course of my work as an orthodontist, it's bullying. Just last month there was an article in the American Journal of Orthodontics about bullying and teeth. Thankfully it's not too often I came across it among my patients in Swords Orthodontics, but it does happen. Although the research happened in another country, it happens in Ireland too, and from Skerries to Santry, or Balbriggan to Boroimhe, and anywhere in between, kids can be given grief by other kids about all manner of things, and that includes ...

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Happy New Year from Swords Orthodontics

It's 2014! Happy New Year from Swords Orthodontics!


Best wishes to all our patient and their friends and families.

From Dundalk and Drogheda down the coast to Skerries and Balbriggan to Malahide and Portmarnock and beyond, I hope you all have plenty to smile about in 2014!

Hard to imagine that 2013 is over, it hardly seems a year since we were going back to work at Swords Orthodontics after last year's Christmas holiday. In the last month of 2013, everyone wanted their braces finished before Christmas if we could do it, so we were squeezing every available minute with ...

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Swords Orthodontics Christmas Party

Well, yesterday was the last day of scheduled appointments for 2013 at Swords Orthodontics - we removed braces and completed treatment for as many patients that day as we'd normally do in one week! So finally, as we tidied up the practice we hardly had time to look back on a busy month at the end of a busy year and set off for our Christmas party.

Here's some hidden camera footage from the Swords Orthodontics Christmas Party - hope that puts a smile on your face!

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Happy Christmas from Swords Orthodontics!

Happy Christmas from Swords Orthodontics!

Swords Ortho loves Christmas - it's actually a very busy time for us because everyone that's almost finished their treatment wants their braces off BEFORE Christmas. So in December we finish as many patients in a week as we do in a month during the rest of the year - you can imagine how tired our robots get and how delighted they are when they get a break:

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My jaw and chin stick out when I wear my Twin Blocks!

I have got a few questions in to my other blog about Twin Blocks, so I'll answer them here. The most common ones are about speaking with twin blocks and twin blocks making the lower jaw seem prominent. This article is about the lower jaw and chin.

Typical questions are along the lines of:

Help, I'm 13 and just got my twin blocks this week and it makes my chin look massive!
Will my face look like this forever?

I can't give specific orthodontic advice to people that aren't my own patients, so the general advice I give is to talk to your orthodontist about your own situation - but here's ...

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Mo about to go!

No more Mo?

Say it ain't so Joe! Yep, sadly so, the Mo's gotta go before we Yo Ho Ho!

December is incontrovertibly here, Movember is complete, and the Mo has outstayed its welcome. Which was limited at the best of times in some quarters. One of my orthodontic patients this morning said to me "next thing you know, you'll be buying a Harley".

So before I shave it off completely, here's my Zappa-esque incarnation from this morning! There's still time to donate to my Movember campaign - go to


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