Swords Orthodontics
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What's really possible with Invisalign?

What's really possible with Invisalign?

Are you interested in Invisalign or Invisalign Teen for your child? Are you asking yourself ‘is it the right choice for me’?

Maybe you’ve already had a consultation with a dentist, and you’ve been told that Invisalign can straighten your front teeth, and that’s all that really matters, right?

 

Wrong!

 

Invisalign is a lot more capable than that, in the hands of a skilled Orthodontist.

It is more than possible to correct your bite and improve jaw function with Invisalign.

 

Importance of a good bite

 

Why is this important? You might ask. Over-bites, under-bites, cross-bites and open-bites can cause severe problems if left untreated.

Your jaw muscles are very strong. They generate considerable force as your teeth ...

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Reflecting back on the year 2017 for Swords Orthodontics…

Reflecting back on the year 2017 for Swords Orthodontics…

 

2017 has had some great highlights for all of its Swords Ortho staff. So many it’s nearly too hard to fit them all into one blog… but I decided to give it a go! Here are my top 12 highlights of 2017…

On January 28th our Therapist Michelle gave birth to the most gorgeous little boy Michael. Weighing 8lb 10 oz . Hard to believe he is nearly one already!!

In March the Swords Ortho gang (well nearly all of us) hit London for the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards! On the 23rd of March myself, Martina, Courtney, Brenda, Bogdan and Stephen stayed in the beautiful ...

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My Brace Journey

Almost 2 years to the day I finally got my braces taken off. I am here today to fill you in about my experience with braces. So if you are thinking about getting braces or just curious about them this blog should answer your questions.

As you can tell from my before picture my teeth were overcrowded so the first thing I had to do was to get 2 upper teeth taken out. I was a bit nervous about this part to be honest but it was over so fast and I didn’t feel any pain. Then a week later I was back to get my braces on which took about ...

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What does an Ideal Bite look like?

Many patients are referred to an orthodontist by their family dentist because of issues with their bite. We instinctively know a good smile but what does an ideal bite really look like? The best way to describe a healthy bite it is by looking at it from three different views.

Front on

The front view is what you'll see first when you look in the mirror.

The edges of the upper front teeth should run parallel the top of the lower lip.

If the upper teeth are too long, you'll show too much gum tissue when you smile and make you look 'gummy'.

If they're too short, you won't show enough tooth and that ...

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The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment has become extremely popular, with most of us experiencing treatment during our teenage years- nowadays adult orthodontics is just as popular. Everyone has a different reason for treatment, whether it be for the aesthetic view of their teeth or for functional purposes. One major part of orthodontic treatment which we, here at Swords Orthodontics strongly believe is so important is: oral hygiene. Although this is not consider as a physical part of ‘having braces’, it has an extremely important part in treatment.

Having any type of braces temporarily attached to your teeth is going to make brushing and flossing harder than it would be without braces. Once our patients ...

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Looking after Invisalign Teen Aligners

Looking after Invisalign Teen aligners

 

Your Invisalign Teen aligners have been delivered and now you’re on your way to a great smile. But you’re wondering: How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Proper cleaning essential for keeping your Invisalign aligners invisible and odour free.

Here’s Your Smile Specialist’s list of Do’s and Dont's to keep your aligners in great condition.

Do:

  1. Rinse your aligners every time you take them out. 
  2. Soak your aligners in denture cleaner every day.
  3. Brush and floss after every meal- you don’t want food trapped between your aligners and teeth.
  4. Use an anti-bacterial mouth wash.
  5. Brush your aligners gently to remove any food or plaque.

Don’t:

  1. Leave them in to eat and drink (apart from water)
  2. Clean them with toothpaste- that can ...

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Swords Ortho Lab Technician

My name is Bogdan Tsukanov and I'm in charge of the lab here at swords orthodontics. For those that aren't too familiar my job involves making all of the appliances (retainers, expanders, mouthguards etc) for our patients. I work behind the scenes where all the magic happens!

Day to day, it's a great job, fortunate enough to say I love to do what I do! The vibe is pretty relaxed here which sets up for a nice atmosphere to work!

My day starts off at 8:30, I time have a little routine in the mornings where I check what work is coming for the ...

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