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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