• Patients

A Beautiful smile inspires confidence

At the initial visit we will check your medical history and have a chat in order to find out your main areas of concern with your present smile. Subsequently, with your consent, we will sit you back and note the alignment of your teeth. We sometimes need to take X-rays, photos of your teeth and moulds in order to finalise the treatment plan. When we have determined what the issues are we will discuss treatment options, limitations and possible problems with you. We will also give you a written plan with costings and estimated treatment duration before we get your written consent for treatment. Once you are happy to proceed, we will organise to start treatment when both you and your teeth are ready to begin!

General Information
on Orthodontic

Treatment time depends on complexity of problem. Treatment times therefore range from 4 to 30 months. Patients are normally seen every six to eight weeks for adjustments.


Initial consult0 (Includes initial X-ray)
Records and planning120 (Part of the total fee if you would like to proceed)
Interceptive treatment3 to 12 months€400 – €1200; (depending on complexity)
Minor alignments3 to 12 monthsfee depends on extent of work
Comprehensive upper & lower fixed appliances (metal brace)14 to 30 months€3500 – €4500 depending on complexity
Comprehensive upper and lower fixed appliances (ceramic or Invisalign)14 to 13 monthsclear brackets €350-450 (additional €200 – €500 depending on complexity) Fee quoted will be valid for 6 months from recieveing it.

Payment Options

Monthly direct debit

Direct debit payments of €50.00 per week or €200 per month

Quarter of fixed fee when brace fitted, balance at 6,12 and 18 months.

Example €4500-225=€4275


Tax relief can be claimed on your own behalf or on the behalf of a dependant and certain others. From January 2009 you are entitled to seek relief at 20%.

The Form Med 2, available from your local tax office or online at www.revenue.ie, We can fill out a Med 2 form for you which can be given to your accountant or posted online

Relief can also be claimed for certain non-routine dental expenses, including bridgework, crowns, tip replacing, root canal, gum disease treatment and surgical extraction of wisdom teeth.


Once the appliances are removed, the retention phase of treatment begins. Retention is essential to prevent any unwanted tooth movements following treatment. The treatment fee includes retention check appointments at 3,12 and 24 months following removal of braces. Following this time you should bring your retainers to your General Dental Practitioner check ups or you may wish to attend this practice where a visit fee will be charged. Teeth shift and settle as we get older similar to the face in general. Permanent retainers may be worn.

Guide to Orthodontic



The small elastic band used to affix the archwire to the bracket is called a ligature. Usually changed at each adjustment, these come in many varied colours, including transparent


Devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health.


a wire conforming to the alveolar or dental arch that can be used with dental braces as a source of force in correcting irregularities in the position of the teeth.

How to Correctly Take Care of Your Braces

The food chart

No, you really don’t have to STOP eating now that you are wearing braces!!

But what you eat and how you eat will be very important in determining how your treatment goes and if it stays on time.
Food that cannot be cleaned off your braces can lead to discoloration and decay of your teeth. Even though our braces and wires are strongly made, they are fragile and can be easily damaged by eating the wrong foods that can make your treatment take longer!

THE NO-NO’S – Don’t Go There!

Chewing Gum – sugarless or otherwise. It bends wires and slows treatment.

Sticky Foods

  • Penny Sweets
  • Dime Bars
  • Toffee
  • Liquorice
  • Stinger Bars
  • Jellies
  • Chewing Bars
  • Mars Bars

We know, these are your favourite things!!

Hard Foods

  • Nuts
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Hard Sweets
  • Bagels
  • Ice
  • Pizza Crust
  • Yorkies
  • Popcorn
  • Hard Pretzels

Apples, carrots etc. must be cut into small pieces

Eat Much Less

  • Sweets
  • Sugar
  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Ice Cream
  • Pies

Drink Much Less

  • Coke and drinks containing sugar

Avoid chewing on these non-foods

Pencil, Pens and Fingernails
If you don’t see it listed here and you are not sure, either DO NOT eat it or call us
first and ask. We are here to help!

Goodies List

Will generally not break a brace – Crisps, Ice Cream, Plain
Chocolate, Maltesers, Twirls, Time Out, Snacks, Flake, Biscuits (without toffee)


Do not hesitate to contact us

Kilkenny: 056 7762531
Thurles: 050 422100