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Conversations: Week 12, March 2019

Stephen Murray has never tickled a sleeping dragon

Michelle: Now, that’s your braces all off. Does it feel different?

Patient: Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. It feels so weird. That’s so weird, that’s so weird. Oh my God.

Michelle: I’ll show you your teeth now, here’s a mirror.

Patient: Oh my God, they’re so straight. They’re straight, they’re amazing, that’s amazing. Ah. May. Zing. Oh my God, thank you , thank you, that’s amazing. Thank you. Do you have a picture of what they used to look like at the start?

Michelle: Yes, here’s a picture of what your teeth looked like at ...

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Home movies, smiles.... and trees.

I’d seriously be of the opinion that Christmas is all about family and friends and the people that mean the most to us.

Kids on a hill in a home movie
The stuff of home movies for generations

 

So for me, that means my family converging for a few days in one place. This year we found a DVD that had been made from the cine camera footage that my family had taken in the pre-video age, put it in the player and watched those scenes again. All silent images, but shouting across the decades.

It covered various holidays and special times for my family from ...

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Swords Orthodontics At Christmas

Well, it's only a few more sleeps to Christmas...

swords orthodontics loves Christmas
Swords Orthodontics Elves are hard at work

But an orthodontist's work is never done, and the Swords Ortho elves are as busy as ever.

I could stick up photos of Christmas trees in the practice, but the big thing about Christmas here is the extra number of patients we finish treatment for, just before Christmas. 

If it is a choice between a couple of weeks after Christmas and a couple of weeks before Christmas, most of our patients choose "before", so there's all sorts of efforts made to get those brackets off before the big day.

Stephen

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