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

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The Tooth Fairy in Ireland and Around the World

First off, I’d have to say that I’ve never actually met the Tooth Fairy. I have had transactions with the Tooth Fairy as a small child, but I was asleep at the time and have no actual memory of it. But like many kids, when my baby teeth fell out I’d leave them under my pillow at night and when I woke up the next day the tooth was gone and the Tooth Fairy had left me a gift of some money. I’d like to be able to say it wasn’t spent on sweets, but there is a distinct possibility that it was.

The training involved in being an orthodontist is ...

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Orthodontics and the Beautiful Face

I often get asked what does an ideal bite look like, how should teeth meet together, that sort of thing. That’s very important, because working to achieve that is what we do at Swords Orthodontics day in, day out. But there’s a bit more to it than that – you have to think about the teeth in the context of the jaws and the jaws in the context of the face and the jaw joint and muscle systems (and don’t forget the tongue is a big muscle too). Sooooo, the question is......

What makes a great face?

 

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The Last Normal Photo

There was a phrase trending on twitter recently: #lastnormalphoto. The idea was that you’d share the last picture you took before lock down. At first I thought they meant any photo not dealing with teeth, because it’s not normal to take photos of teeth…..is it? But they meant photos taken before lockdown all kicked off.

Strangely, my last “normal” photo was teeth related. By coincidence it was taken on February 29th, an unusual day at the best of times, and on this particular February 29th, the first Covid case was reported in Ireland. I was unaware of that at the time, as I’d spent the day at an Invisalign course and ...

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Swords Orthodontics is Reopening Part III: You

Hi there

First of all, a big thanks from me and everyone here at Swords Ortho for your patience and understanding at what’s been going on over the last 9 weeks....and more importantly, what wasn’t going on – specifically regular orthodontic treatments.

Two weeks after the first recorded coronavirus case in Ireland, on the day before St Patrick’s Day, I made the decision that it was the safest thing for our patients to stop performing routine orthodontics at the practice. We’ve been seeing patients every week since if they had ortho emergencies and problems that couldn’t wait until we reopen and we couldn’t manage with phone advice, but by and large it ...

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An Eighth Orthodontic Toast: Our Friends At Sea

I have completed a series of orthodontic reflections on the seven traditional naval toasts.

But I was a bit curious about the traditions. This started because of a memory of a Russell Crowe movie, Master and Commander, where he was the captain of HMS Surprise in the middle of a war between the UK and France. When I looked into it, the USA, Australia, India, Canada use a similar system of toasts. All former parts of the British Empire at some stage, but even when they left that organisation, they kept on some of these obscure traditions.

In Ireland we have some institutions that still keep titles that pre-date independence like The ...

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As part of Phase One of the National Reopening, Swords Orthodontics resumed routine orthodontic treatment in May 2020.
There are a few differences in how we do this specifically to deal with coronavirus, but you'll still get great orthodontic treatment.
Please don't attend without an appointment - just give us a call and we'll organise things.
New patients are welcome, there's never been a better time to sort out that smile