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

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There's a new video up on Swords Ortho TV

Our YouTube channel has a lot of Swords Ortho videos on it - some are plain silly, but most are there to help you get the best results from your treatment and the best experience on the way there.

Today's addition is a very useful chat from Courtney on how to look after your braces once you have them on - and your teeth. Please come back to this video often for ideas, because until this coronavirus is sorted out, we can't be spending too much time in a small demonstration room talking about tooth brushing - but there's plenty of space on the internet to safely have this chat. There ...

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Coronavirus response Update

Just a brief update on Swords Orthodontics and our part in the national Covid-19 response

We remain closed for routine orthodontic treatment, but we are still answering emails, and checking the voicemails through out the day. Deliveries to the practice will be accepted by the small crew remaining in the practice while the rest of the team works from home and we will be looking after patients in pain or who have serious problems with their orthodontic treatment as appropriate.

But it's not just about teeth. Given the severity of the problem that Ireland and countries right around the world, it's important to us to contribute to keeping our patients and their ...

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Orthodontic Conversations: Week 33 "Why do my braces break?"

Stephen: "hi there, how are you getting on?"

Patient: "great."

S: "Any problems with your brace since last time?"

P: "No"

S: "Great. So I'll just have a look and do today's adjustment"

P: "Oh, one of my brackets came off though"

S: "Were you eating hard food at the time?"

P: "No"

S: "It just came off out of the blue?"

P: "Well, I was chewing on a piece of rubber that I found"

When we put braces on people's teeth, Swords Ortho gives them all sorts of advice on how to take care of them for best results and we give our patients a goodie bag of tooth cleaning stuff, but we can't think of every eventuality that people might ...

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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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Let The Blogging Begin!

Dr Murray hard at work with the new blog!

 

Welcome to the Swords Orthodontics Blog!

Stephen Murray here, and this is the first blog you'll be seeing from me on the Swords Orthodontics website. You might have seen my previous orthodontics blogging on the Friendly Orthodontist site, but if not you can expect to read articles about smiling, braces, teeth, practice updates, things that I have learned at conferences, and some specific topics like:

  • What do Twin Block braces do?
  • What should I do if my orthodontic braces hurt?
  • Why are HSE waiting lists so long?
  • Why is dentistry cheaper in other countries?
  • What is orthodontics?
  • How do braces move teeth?
  • Why are there ...

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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