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

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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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When Should You Bring Your Child To Visit An Orthodontist?

When should you bring your child to the orthodontist?

Your Smile Specialist  can play a huge role in your child’s appearance and dental health. We recommend that your child is examined by an orthodontist at about age 7.

Your child’s teeth might appear straight but there could be problems beneath the surface:

A bad bite, poorly positioned adult teeth, jaw issues and so on.  There could also be issues brought on by thumb sucking..

Your Smile Specialist can identify these problems and start fixing them, thus avoiding potential future problems.

What will we look at?

Baby teeth give a good indication of where permanent teeth will be positioned. That’s why it’s important to have ...

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Braces and your teenager: What are your options?

The teenage years can be a difficult time in the life of your child. Kids are pressured to take perfect selfies, have flawless skin, and maintain model-like figures.

Many children who have noticeably crooked or unevenly spaced teeth suffer from bullying and low self-esteem.

Parents have several options:

 

How does your smile make you feel?

Many teenagers feel self-conscious about their teeth and equally stressed about having treatment. Traditional braces can draw attention to that part of the body that teenagers most feel stressed about.

On top of that, brackets and wires can irritate mouths, further compounding stress levels.

If you decide traditional braces are the right choice for your ...

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A Dozen Dos and Don'ts - 12 Tips for successful orthodontic retainer wear

12 Do's and Don'ts for successful retainer wear

Here are 12 Tips for Orthodontic Retainer Success (plus a bonus tip, so it's  not just bakers that have 13 in a dozen)

1

DO wear your retainers as your orthodontist directs.

The rest of what follows is what we tell our own patients. At Swords Orthodontics, for most removable retainers, I advise full time wear for the first 3 days and then it’s night time wear after that.

For Ever.

Really.

If you still want straight teeth in 10 years’ time, you’re still wearing a retainer in 10 years’ time.

2

DON’T have your retainer anywhere other than one of these two places:

  1. Your Mouth
  2. Your Retainer Box

Anywhere else and it’s likely to get lost, broken, damaged, stolen, eaten ...

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What is Invisalign i7?

Invisalign clear braces compared to other braces

Most people have heard of Invisalign as a brand name for a particular kind of clear braces treatment, and if you need Invsalign in Dublin, Swords Orthodontics has been providing this kind of treatment for almost a decade now.

That said, since then, Invisalign has evolved a fair bit. For a start, the actual system is a lot more predictable and effective at moving teeth. The other way it’s changed is that there are now many different types of Invisalign treatment options.

People think that Invisalign is only for small orthodontic problems, but that’s not always the case. Invisalign can treat some fairly complicated situations and when we need to do that, ...

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Orthodontic Society of Ireland 2017 Spring Meeting with Prof Lysle Johnston

Professor Lysle Johnston

Professor Lysle Johnston is the special guest speaker at the 2017 Spring Meeting of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland. He is joined by Dr Jose Chaques Asensi discussing the effective use of the Forsus Appliance and Dr Liz Moynihan discussing the aetiology, diagnosis and management of dyspraxia and how it affects dentistry. For more details go to orthodontics.ie. Specialist orthodontists who aren't members are welcome, and anyone wishing to join - including international orthodontists, who get membership for free.

In addition to the lectures, there will be a visit to the Titanic Exhibition with an exclusive after-hours tour of  followed by Captain's Banquet with a panoramic ...

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Strength in Numbers

Irish specialist orthodontist group at Invisalign user meeting

Is there a benefit to being part of a group, or are you better doing your own thing? We all start out dependent, and if we're lucky we evolve on from that to independence. Many would say that there is a higher state of development, interdependence.

In the orthodontic world, indeed in any profession, this is also the case. Clinicians have an obligation to keep learning and staying aware of the ever changing standards in their line of work. And when I say that standards change, they never actually get more relaxed.

In order to keep up to date with what goes on in dentistry and orthodontics, it helps to be part of ...

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