Sometimes patients may need to consider surgery if they are having a severe issue with their teeth.

In some adult cases, where there is an issue with the position or proportion of the jaws, Orthognathic/Jaw surgery may be required together with Orthodontic treatment to correct the functional problems that this may cause.

Fixed Appliances

Individuals with severe jaw discrepancies usually present to a maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontist following referral by their general dental, or medical, practitioner. At this stage a diagnosis is made and the patient referred to a multidisciplinary clinic for joint treatment planning with the maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist.

Please be assured, if you are a surgical case, Dr. Sheils has dealt with many such cases and will be very happy to discuss this process with you along with similar cases that he has successfully treated in the past.

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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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Please do not attend for an appointment if you have symptoms of Covid 19. We would ask you to continue to wear a mask in the practice until you are seated in the dental chair

We aim to reduce numbers of people moving through the practice and to observe social distancing within the premises as much as possible. Therefore, if you feel it necessary, one parent can attend the practice with the patient .

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