A functional Appliance also known as “Twin-Blocks” are used in cases where the upper front teeth are protruding due to underdevelopment of the lower jaw.

This device helps to modify the facial growth in growing children, correcting position of the teeth and jaw, while improving the facial profile. This phase of treatment usually takes approximately 9 months, wearing the appliance on a full-term basis and is usually followed by a second phase involving Fixed Appliance

Fixed Appliances



Derek A. Sheils, B.D.S. N.U.I., F.D.S.R.C.S. Eng., MSc. Ulond., M. Orth. R.C.S.Edin.

23 O’Connell Street, Waterford
&
8 Summerhill, Tramore

T: 051 841 774

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14/1/2021 ORTHODONTIC AND DENTAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE DURING CURRENT LEVEL 5 RESTRICTIONS FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC

If you have had any flu like symptoms, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or recently come into contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, please do not attend for appointment and contact reception.Please do not attend if you have have returned from abroad in the past 14 days.

We aim to reduce numbers of people moving through the practice and to observe social distancing within the premises.
The waiting room and toilets will be closed during this time and patients will enter when a member of staff opens inner door at the appointed time.
Parents should not accompany patient unless they feel there is an urgent matter they wish to discuss with Dr. Sheils or Suzanne the Orthodontic Therapist.
Please use hand sanitiser provided before entering. PLEASE WEAR A MASK UNTIL SEATED IN DENTAL CHAIR. We observe strict cross infection control protocols and adhere to Dental Council code of practice.
Appointment duration will be kept as short as possible but allowing patients treatment to progress.
Patients will be given their next appointment without deliberation but if this is extremely inconvenient then please phone reception to rebook.
We would be grateful if you could work with us on this one and appreciate your understanding.
Patients should attend with clean teeth as our bathroom will be closed until further notice.
Our receptionist is available as usual to deal with any specific queries and can receive payments preferably over the phone.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.