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


Address to the Dental Graduates of 2018, Trinity College Dublin

As current president of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland, I have been asked to present prizes at Dublin Dental University Hospital twice - 2017 and 2018. This year, I presented an award to Sarah O'Connor, who graduated with the best orthodontic performance in Dental Technology, and Caoimhe McKenna, who graduated with the best orthodontic marks in Dental Science.

This is my 2018 address to the graduating class, although it could apply to almost any year and any profession.

Be sure to wear sunscreen.

I still do.

Congratulations. Well done.

I’m Stephen Murray, the president of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland. At the moment, there are only two recognised dental specialties, orthodontics and oral surgery. I ...

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What Happens at Your First Orthodontic Appointment?

We understand that for many people, the idea of visiting a dentist can be a stressful experience. But at Swords Orthodontics, our goal is to help make every visit to our office enjoyable and completely stress-free. Our friendly professional team work hard to help you feel at ease from the moment you first arrive at our office.

During this visit, we will spend time getting to know you and learning about your goals for treatment. Working together, we will develop an individualised treatment plan that best fits your needs.

It is crucial for us to get a view of your overall physical and dental health, ...

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Going on holiday this summer? Here are our top tips for a worry free holiday while wearing braces!




If you are wearing braces and are planning a holiday this summer (lucky you!), our team Swords Orthodontics would suggest that you be prepared. We put together a list of items that will be handy to have with you at all times while you are away. They include:

  • Interdental brushes (very important you a still using these once a day!)
  • Travel toothbrush and travel mirror
  • Orthodontic wax to help with discomfort from protruding wires or brackets rubbing against the cheek


Putting these items together in a special ‘braces bag’ would be a good idea.

If you happen to be away and experience any problems please don’t hesitate to call us and we can talk ...

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We are Finalists

Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018


Well it’s that time of year again, we were eagerly waiting on an email from the organisers of the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards on whether or not we would be finalists in the categories we had entered.

We sent in all our entries last December, the criteria was of high standard and our results were pretty hard to pick from. We had some great results in 2017 but we had to pick the most outstanding patients with the most dramatic results.

There are 21 award categories in total, we are finalists in the following:

Orthodontics – Adult fixed

Orthodontics – Child/Teenager fixed

Orthodontics – Invisalign

Interdisciplinary Team

Best Aesthetic Practice

Patient Choice Award

For all the categories ...

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Can I Have Invisalign?

When most people think of orthodontics, they imagine unsightly and painful metal braces. However, recent advances in dental care allow patients to straighten their teeth without metal wires and brackets. If you're looking for a discreet teeth straightening option, you should strongly consider Invisalign.


Invisalign technology uses clear plastic aligner trays to slowly move your teeth into their correct positions.


What Problems Does Invisalign Fix?


Gaps: Gaps can leave your teeth vulnerable to decay and your gums vulnerable to infection. Invisalign can easily bring teeth together and close considerable gaps.

Crowding: Crowding occurs ...

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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?




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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