Surgical procedures for accelerating orthodontic tooth movement- Clonmel Orthodontics Blog

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 than an inert tissue) that remodels when a mechanical force is applied to the tooth. Orthodontic […]

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A Brief History of Invisalign- Clonmel Orthodontics Blog

    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 Kelsey Wirth two Stanford MBA  students (pictured here).               […]

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

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 an active member it is necessary for candidates to submit the records of finished lingual cases. […]

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Propel VPRO5 Orthodontic Device – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

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 the  win™  or incognito™  or Harmony ™ type or with aligners including invisalign™ . This device is […]

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Orthopulse – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

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 specify by how much it may do so. It is intended to be used in combination […]

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Acceledent – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

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 possibly make the teeth less uncomfortable. It is intended to be used in combination with  orthodontic […]

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

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 recommend that;   “If you think you have an orthodontic problem the best time to see […]

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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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A Brief History of Lingual Orthodontics – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

Lingual orthodontics has evolved to a stage where cutting edge digital CAD/CAM technology is used to construct the appliances. The brackets and wires are all individually constructed for each patient, it is a custom made orthodontic appliance . The outside braces (traditional railway track braces ) by contrast are stock appliances. In the 1970’s when […]

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