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

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Orthodontic conversations July 2022

I had a patient with neurosensory issues in last week. We were planning to put the orthodontic braces on his teeth - we call that process "bonding" or a "bond-up".

Kid: What are you going to do to me today?

Me: Stick the braces on your teeth.

Is this going to hurt?

Me or you?

Me! Is it going to hurt me?

No, it's not going to hurt. You're going to have to have your mouth open for a while and your jaw muscles will feel a bit stretched, but it's not going to hurt. It's not like standing on Lego.

I'm immune to Lego.

 

Well, you can't argue with that.

 

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Conversations: First week back, January 2019

"Happy New Year!"
"And the same to yourself!"



"I see we haven't seen you since March last year, that's 10 months since you last orthodontic appointment"
"I know, I've been busy."
"You know, you're meant to see us more often than that - if we don't see you regularly the treatment doesn't go as fast as it should."
"I know, I should have seen you earlier."

"Any problems with the braces?"
"Yeah, one of the brackets broke off, so I had to take some of the brace off and put it back on myself."
"You know, you shouldn't really try to do adjustments on the brace yourself."
"I know, it ...

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