Michael qualified with an honours degree as a dentist from Trinity College Dublin in 1995. He worked as a House Surgeon in Dublin Dental Hospital in 1996 before moving back to his native Tipperary to work in general dental practice for 3 years. During this time he completed his membership exams at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and completed a course in craniofacial growth and development in America. Michael returned to Trinity in 1999 to study for three years before attaining a Masters in Orthodontics in November 2001. Michael also received a fellowship in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Michael then worked in the Orthodontic Department in St. James’ Hospital in Dublin for three years while setting up his private practice in Kilkenny at the same time.


Michael works at the Kylemore Clinic and also attends a satellite clinic at Lower Liberty Square Thurles. Michael keeps up to date with new developments through his membership of the Irish Orthodontic Society, the American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.


Michael is married to

Nell and they have

three young children.

At the initial visit we will first get you to fill out a medical history form. We will then have an initial chat in order to find out your main areas of concern with your present smile. We will then sit you back and note the alignment of your teeth and jaws before discussing possible treatment options, length of treatment and costs with you. We often need to take X-rays, photos of your teeth and moulds in order to finalise the treatment plan. We will discuss treatment options, limitations and possible problems with you before we get your written consent for treatment. We will then organise to start treatment when both you and your teeth are ready to begin.


Click here for problems to watch for in growing children.

From our receptionists to our assistants, hygienists and nurses – Our team is highly trained and compassionate to all of our patients. We strive to offer the best possible orthodontic care in a friendly and courteous environment.




Care of






Benefits of Orthodontics


Straight teeth are easier to clean, function better and more likely to last a lifetime. Dr. Ormond and his staff are devoted to building beautiful smiles by improving the alignment of the teeth, lips and jaws. We can improve most tooth and jaw alignment problems at any age. For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. Most patients feel more self-confident as a result of their new smile.


Types of Braces


Orthodontic appliances include standard metal brackets and aesthetic braces.


The most common Aesthetic brace is a tooth coloured bracket attached to the front of the tooth. This can be used to carry out short treatments of 4-8 month duration, ie a pretty smile in 6 months! Not everyone can achieve these results in this time frame, however we would let you know at the initial consult.

Actual Smiles by Dr. Michael Ormond

Orthodontic Care


You should continue to see your family dentist for routine dental care throughout your orthodontic treatment.

You will be shown the proper care of your braces when your orthodontic treatment begins.


Click here for our instructional video on how to brush with braces.


Note: If your gums bleed when brushing, do not avoid brushing, but rather continue stimulating the area with the bristles. Be sure to angle your toothbrush so that the area under your gum line is cleaned. After 3 or 4 days of proper brushing, the bleeding should stop and your gums should be healthy again.


FLOSSING: Use a special floss threader to floss with your braces on. Be sure to floss at least once per day.


FLUORIDE RINSE OR GEL: May be recommended for preventive measures.

Fees for Orthodontic Care varies with the complexity of treatment. We have orthodontic solutions to fit your lifestyle and budget. We will discuss treatment fees and the various payment plans , for example

€50 per week / €200 per month, at your initial consult. Free initial consult!


3 to 14 months

9 to 24 months

6 months

18 to 24 months

6 to 24 months

18 to 24 months

4 to 14 months


€400 -1800 depending on complexity

€3000 - €4500 depending on complexity

from €2000 depending on complexity

€300 additional charge

€3200 - €4500 depending on complexity

normally 2/3 of full fee depending on complexity

begins at €1200  depending on complexity

Orthodontic Service

Interceptive Treatment for Young Patients

Standard Upper and Lower Fixed Braces

Cosmetic 6 Month Smile!

Clear Brackets


Treatment of one jaw only

Minor tooth alignments

A second member of the family will receive a discount beginning at €200.


We do not charge for an extended treatment except in exceptional circumstances of patient non-compliance.  We do not normally charge for replacing or rebonding loose brackets. Treatment fee includes two-years of check-appointments after the braces have been removed.  We are happy to review patients after this period for a small fee. We usually charge between €50 and €80 to replace a lost or broken retainer.  A 20% tax rebate is available against payments for orthodontic treatment. We will issue you a Med-2 form which you can submit with a receipt to the tax office.

1. Call Us!  In Kilkenny at 056 7762531     In Thurles at 0504 22100


2. Email us at reception@OrmondOrthodontics.ie


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