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

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Swords Orthodontics is Reopening Part III: You

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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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The Fifth Orthodontic Toast: Our Patients

In various navies, the fifth toast of the week is to The Nation.

Classically, this toast was “to a willing foe and plenty of sea room”. I’m still not sure exactly what that means, but I presume it means that your adversary is taking responsibility for the consequences of the engagement and it’s not on your conscience if you win. Sea room is the space required to move a vessel about, either due to sufficient depth of water or an absence of obstacles around it. In other words, the means to have a fair fight.

 

What happens when neither of these is the case? ...

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Conversations Week 4, January

rapid maxillary expander appliance orthodontic brace

Me: So that’s how you work the Rapid Maxillary Expander appliance

Patient Dad: Fair enough. And how often do I have to do that?

Me: One turn every day, and I’ll check it again in 2 weeks

PD: But how’s that going to work?

Me: Well just turn it once a day, last thing at night is best.

PD: But he’s in boarding school.

Me: Oh.

Patient: Here, I’ll do it myself.

Me: Err, ok, you can have a go, but it can be diffic- oh. Fair play. You’re only the third person I’ve seen be able to do that for themselves.

There’s a phrase that comes up in training in medicine– I don’t know said it originally, or ...

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Ireland's Favourite Christmas Song

I was curious to see what Ireland’s favourite Christmas song is, and since there was a bizarre variation on some websites I visited, I ran a fairly unscientific poll on the patients (and their parents) of Swords Orthodontics.

Swords Orthodontics wishes a happy Christmas to all out patients and their families and friends
Swords Orthodontics wishes a happy and constructive Christmas to all our patients, their parents and their friends.

No dental-themed songs like “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” or “I want a smile for Christmas”, or even pun-tastic ones like “Little Gummy Boy”.

There’s usually an orthodontic tie-in with my blogs, even ...

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