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The Orthodontic Dictionary

The Orthodontic Dictionary   "what's that" and "what does that mean" are words we hear alot of from patients and parents in the dental clinic. Here is a list of words we most frequently get asked about and their meaning.   A Arch wires attach to the brackets and acts as tracks to guide the movement of the teeth. Attachments are tooth-coloured ridges that stick to your teeth like braces brackets. These attachments click into the Invisalign aligners to help the teeth move more effectively.   B Bite turbos are small platforms placed on the inside of the upper front teeth, to prevent full closure of the teeth. When upper and lower braces are placed at the same time, the top teeth...

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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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Winter is coming

  Winter is coming. Arm yourself, arm yourself with knowledge. I came up with this coat of arms and motto in the style of a well known TV series to sum up the Swords Ortho approach - wisdom and smiles.

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Team Building, Swords Orthodontics Style

Swords Orthodontics organised a team building day for dentists and staff from 4 local practices on 7th June 2014. We had ten participants and the location was the Xtreme.ie centre near Balbriggan. The day consisted of various activities, mainly involving being acutely aware of the force of gravity. We began with an archery competition, which was clearly won by Dr Tim Callen of Skerries Dental, despite the best efforts of Dr Stephen Murray from Swords Ortho. Then we put on our harnesses and helmets and headed up to the high wire course. There were smiles, tears, laughs and screams as we worked our way around a variety of obstacles and balancing...

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Up and away for AAO 2014 - New Orleans, here we come

View From Above – North Atlantic and New York So it’s time for the biggest orthodontics conference on earth – the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting, AAO 2014. This year it’s in New Orleans and since I can’t get a direct flight there, I am headed via New York and there was a great view out of the window of the plane of icebergs, Nova Scotia, and the Manhattan Skyline. Sadly it was a bit of a cloudy day, but the outline of some of the world's most famous buildings was clear to everyone.     That included the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade...

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View from Above – Dublin

Orthodontists seem to enjoy getting to the top of high buildings. After my Invisalign conference in London where we ended up at the top of a tower looking down at the Houses of Parliament and the Tate Gallery, I was surprised to find that a couple of weeks later a different group of Irish Orthodontists were up at the top of our conference hotel at Grand Canal Docks.  Looking out over the city, it’s hard to imagine what it must have looked like 20 years ago before.  There probably wasn’t a tall building in the area where we were standing, so the view wouldn’t have been possible in the first place.  

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Orthodontic Society of Ireland Spring Meeting 2014

An important part of being a specialist orthodontist is having a commitment to continuing education and developing your knowledge of orthodontics so you can keep helping your patients with the best treatment. So orthodontists from all over Ireland have an organisation, The Orthodontic Society of Ireland (OSI) which helps them to do that. We meet twice a year and usually invite a respected orthodontic speaker from abroad to come over and lecture to us with his/her insights into high quality orthodontics. This year we welcomed Domingo Martin from Spain, and the meeting was held in the Marker Hotel in Dublin, near the Grand Canal and Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Dr Martin is...

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