What is Teledentistry?

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) Teledentistry First of all ,what does tele mean? tele–  is a combining form, meaning distant as in telescope-  to see distant things, telephone- to hear distant things. Teledentistry  maybe defined as the application of various information and communications technologies […]

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What is interceptive orthodontics?

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) Interceptive Orthodontics Interceptive orthodontics  maybe defined as orthodontic treatment to minimise or eliminate a developing orthodontic problem, so that the need for later treatment is either lessened or eliminated. It will be illustrated with two cases. (a) Interception of […]

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Sideways Expansion in Orthodontics

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) We may be inclined to think of orthodontic treatment in terms of straightening the teeth and or adjusting the forwards- backwards relationship of the teeth.However in children and teenagers a very common orthodontic procedure is sideways expansion of the […]

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What is a Gummy smile?

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes) Dental appearance is an important factor in determining the attractiveness of a face; thus, it influences human social interactions.The smile, in particular, plays a significant part in determining a first impression of an individual.Different factors contribute to the aesthetics […]

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What are intra-oral scanners ? What is the iTero 3D intra-oral scanner

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) Digital intraoral scanners are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. We use the iTero intra oral scanner in Clonmel Orthodontics (as pictured below). It is a useful tool for capturing images of the teeth. It will reduce […]

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Can Orthodontic Functional Appliances Really Make the Lower Jaw Grow?

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) A very common problem in orthodontics is a small lower jaw. Patients and parents may see this as  “teeth sticking out too much” which is called an increased overjet.     It has been a dream of orthodontists and […]

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Correction of Cross- Bites / Use of Expanders

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) What is a cross-bite? A cross-bite exists when an upper tooth bites inside the lower teeth. Cross-bites are common with both the baby and the adult  teeth. There are cross-bites which involve the front teeth (anterior cross-bites) and  cross-bites […]

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Will I have to wear elastics with invisalign?

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.)   Invisalign is one brand of  clear aligner , clear aligners are all the rage in orthodontics currently.You can hardly  view social media, or watch T.V. without being exposed to an advertisement for some type of plastic aligner system […]

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Why Do I Need Attachments Bonded to My Teeth for Invisalign?

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) (images Courtesy of: http://nobraces.blogspot.com/2012/08/i-got-my-attachments.html) Invisalign is one type of clear aligner . Align technology who produce invisalign are by far the biggest company in this market. They have an absolutely enormous advertising budget .  If you view social media, […]

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Covid-19 Update

To facilitate social distancing we wish to keep the number of people in the practice at any one time to the minimum possible. We will minimise and where possible avoid the use of the waiting room. We will work on a (prior) appointment system. Where it is possible we wish to keep accompanying persons to […]

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Surgical procedures for accelerating orthodontic tooth movement- Clonmel Orthodontics Blog

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) Orthodontic tooth movement is only possible because of the ability of the  bone which holds  the teeth in place to remodel. Without this biological phenomenon orthodontic treatment would simply not be possible. Bone is a dynamic living tissue (rather […]

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A Brief History of Invisalign- Clonmel Orthodontics Blog

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.)   Zia Chisti  (standing) and Kelsey Wirth. Invisalign® aligners are designed, manufactured , and marketed by Align technology which  is a medical device company headquartered in San Jose,California. The company was founded in  March 1997 by  Zia Chisti  and […]

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Becoming an active member of the European Society Of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO) . – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) Congratulations to Dr Buckley who was accepted as an ” Active Member” of the European Society Of Lingual Orthodontists” (ESLO) in July 2016.He is the first Irish orthodontist to be accepted as an active member of ESLO. To become […]

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Propel VPRO5 Orthodontic Device – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) Propel Orthodontics have released a device VPRO5 ™  to be used in combination with  orthodontic treatment, it can be used with labial (outside braces) of the metal or ceramic type, or with inside braces (lingual braces ) for instance of […]

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Orthopulse – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) Both orthodontists  and their patients seek  to move teeth at the maximum speed possible. Recently  yet another product  Orthopulse™   has been launched to the market with claims that it may speed up tooth movement though the manufacturers do not […]

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Acceledent – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) Orthodontists would love to have a means of making teeth move faster. Recently another product   “Acceledent® ”   produced by OrthoAccel®  has been intensively marketed with claims that it can speed up tooth movement by up to  50 % and […]

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When Should A Child First Visit An Orthodontist ? – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

(Clonmel Orthodontics blogs are intended to be factual rather than aspirational or for purely marketing purposes.) When should a child first visit an orthodontist  ?.    This is a question which I am commonly asked . I think the most useful  answer to this question is provided by the  Australian Society Of orthodontists , they […]

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So you’re Considering Orthodontic Treatment, – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

So you’re considering having orthodontic treatment, do you rush in and accept the first communication that you receive or do you perform a little research into the subject. We are now in a new era where “ information” about orthodontic treatment is widely available ; due to the presence of the  internet, and the change […]

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The Benefits of Lingual Orthodontics – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

Lingual braces are your secret They are hidden because they are fitted to the inside of your teeth. They are extremely precise They allow the teeth to be positioned very accurately into the desired position. They have a Truly unique combination They are both hidden and precise. By contrast aligners are hidden but not nearly […]

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Orthodontics is surely a service, not a commodity; -Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

Dictionary.com defines “commodity” as “An article of trade or commerce, especially a product as opposed to a service” by contrast a service is defined as an “act of helpful activity”. To set the scene, if you call into “Mc Donalds” and buy a “Big mac” you purchase a commodity. By contrast if you visit your […]

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