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Orthodontics doesn’t have to mean being a ‘metal mouth’

The field of orthodontics is often associated with brackets and wires that are attached to your teeth for a year or two. Advancements in this field now means your treatment can be less ‘Ugly Betty’ and more Kate Middleton if … Continue reading

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Orthodontics – Frequently Asked Questions…

Orthodontics is a complex field that can be mind-boggling at times…. So we thought we would address a few common queries about orthodontics in general.   What does ‘orthodontics’ actually refer to? Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that specialises … Continue reading

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Inside Beam – Owner Rhu McKelvey tells all…..

Orthodontist at Beam Rhu McKelvey speaks to us about his recent attendance at a new Adult Orthodontics training course in London.   Why did you decide to attend the training course? At the start of the year I try to … Continue reading

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Meet the expert: Orthodontist Ruaridh McKelvey

Our very own Rhu recently did an interview for S1 Jobs, talking about his path to opening his own practice and the high level of job satisfaction within his day-to-day life as an orthodontist.   Let’s face it, not too … Continue reading

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Choosing An Orthodontist

With more and more orthodontist and dental practices popping up all over the UK, identifying the one that offers the best all-round service might seem intimidating, not to mention difficult. Obviously the first attribute to look for is the quality … Continue reading

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Beam Attend Symposium Talks – Q&A

Last month, Beam attended the Inaugural Scottish Orthodontic Symposium 2016. We did a little Q&A so you can see what we enjoyed most about the event and what we learned.   Which talk do you feel was the most interesting to … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Kids Love Their Braces

Between dental, social, academic, and body image issues, enduring the confusing years of teen life is a tough feat for most kids and teens. Many young braces-wearers begin their journey to a beautiful smile on an apprehensive note. If your … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber and Eva Longoria – celebs who are loving braces and Invisalign

There was a time when braces were associated exclusively with teenagers and children, but today there are more and more adults seeking orthodontic help to straighten their smiles, enlisting the help of braces along the way. In 2016, a huge … Continue reading

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‘Services Business of the Year’ success for Beam

We were thrilled to be named ‘Services Business of the Year’ at this year’s Courier Business Awards, which took place on Friday 27th November. The Awards were hosted by Nick Hewer, star of BBC’s The Apprentice and Channel 4’s ‘Countdown’ and entertainment … Continue reading

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Beam recognised for exceptional service by Business Courier Awards

We are extremely proud to announce that Beam has been short listed in the Services Business of the Year category in the Courier Business Awards, taking place on the 27th of November. This award ceremony is one of the most prestigious of its … Continue reading

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Essential Supplies to Buy for New Braces

If you just joined the club on the journey to a new smile, welcome! While you are getting used to your new braces, here are some essential supplies you should consider getting to help make this a smooth experience. Some … Continue reading

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6 Facts About Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is the new craze, but what is it? Here are six facts to help you have a better understanding about what oil pulling actually is. The term “oil pulling” refers to the pulling out of toxins and bacteria … Continue reading

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5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Teeth

Do you know how much your everyday habits impact your oral health? As you overwork your teeth, reduce your saliva, and allow acid-producing bacteria to multiply, your dental health declines. Here are five things you might be doing that are … Continue reading

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Cavity Myths

One thing people forget about when imagining their dream smile is the amount of care your teeth and gums need to remain healthy and sparkle brightly. One of these important components of dental hygiene is cavity and tooth decay prevention. … Continue reading

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14 Reasons to Keep Flossing

If convincing yourself to floss is still daily struggle (let alone twice, daily) then perhaps you should try a different approach. Take a moment to realize all the benefits you receive when you floss and the longevity you are promising … Continue reading

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Teen Braces: 12 Trendy Elastic Designs

Okay teens, so you have just been told you will need fixed braces and aren’t too excited about it. While the awesome option of Invisalign and lingual braces are available to some people, your case just wasn’t a good fit. … Continue reading

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Confused About Braces Options? Follow This Reference Guide

Making the choice to improve your smile and boost your confidence via braces is a big, intimidating decision – especially when there are so many treatment options available! While it is always best to consult your orthodontist before you commit … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Look at Treating Mesial Drift

One of our partners, Jane Adams, has decided to take the leap and correct her mesial drift. Our exclusive interview with Jane gives an insider’s perspective on the steps to take when beginning your journey towards a better smile. Mesial … Continue reading

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British Oral Health Surpasses that of the US

Once stereotyped as stained, crooked and unhealthy, the overall health and appearance of British teeth has been on the rise and reports show it even beats American oral health! BBC notes the stereotypes of British dental standards in this article, … Continue reading

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Beam Practice News

It’s been a busy month for us here at Beam, what with our Rhu being nominated for Scottish Employer of the Year and both Rhu and Jane heading to San Francisco for the 2015 Annual Session for Orthodontists, we thought … Continue reading

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4 Essential Supplies You’ll Need for Your New Braces

So, you made the leap onto the path of perfect, straight teeth by getting dental braces. Congratulations! You will not be disappointed with the decision. Depending on the type of braces you’ve chosen, and your orthodontic needs, the amount of … Continue reading

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Dental Care Travel Tips

We all know that dental care is essential; we’ve been lectured time and time again on the importance of proper oral hygiene. Nevertheless, life gets in the way and we forget about the wellbeing and longevity of our oral health. … Continue reading

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Ruth Fowler joins Beam

Join our team in welcoming Ruth Fowler, BDS (Glasgow) 1988, FDS RCPS (Glasgow) 1992, MDO RCPS (Glasgow) 1995, M.Orth RCPS (Glasgow) 1999, Specialist Orthodontist and a perfect addition to the Beam journey! Ruth brings over two decades of industry experience … Continue reading

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Will Beam’s Rhu McKelvey be named Scotland’s dental employer of the year?

We are pleased to announce that co-founder and Principal Specialist Orthodontist, Ruaridh (“Rhu”) McKelvey has been nominated and shortlisted for Scotland’s Dental Employer of the Year award. Named one of the Top 5 Scottish dental professionals by Dentistry Scotland, and … Continue reading

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How you can benefit from the Family Smiles Promotion

More adults than ever are choosing to invest in their smile by getting braces. Here at Beam we are experiencing a rise in the number of adults who are taking up orthodontic treatments alongside their children or teenagers. Teaching your … Continue reading

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5 reasons why braces make a great Valentine’s Day gift

Are you looking to treat yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day?  Beam can offer you the perfect gift.  Why not invest in a smile makeover that will allow you or your partner to improve their looks with orthodontic … Continue reading

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Did you know straighter teeth can mean fewer headaches?

Have you been experiencing frequent painful headaches around mid-afternoon?  If you have been treating them with painkillers and reducing your daily caffeine intake but finding nothing works, this could be down to another cause that could be solved with orthodontic … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about Lingual Braces

As spring is almost upon us, has begunand with many of us looking to straighten our teeth with braces now is a good time to explore some options. Many have heard of Invisalign; a series of clear removable aligners that … Continue reading

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4 things you should know about Orthodontics

With braces becoming a fashionable option for both adults and children, more patients are choosing to have private orthodontic treatment. It is not surprising, therefore that there are far more people researching both the benefits and treatment options of getting … Continue reading

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The 2014 Dentistry Scotland Awards

This time last year, the Beam Orthodontics team enjoyed the hospitality of Gleneagles Hotel, winning Best Specialist Practice in Scotland at the 2013 Dentistry Scotland Awards. After winning the award for the last three years in a row we would … Continue reading

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Halloween brace tips for patients at Beam Orthodontics

With Halloween around the corner it’s important to be aware of the damage hard and sticky sweets can cause to your braces and wires, however this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the occasion. Here are some brace tips for … Continue reading

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Beam Orthodontics raise money for Macmillan’s biggest coffee morning

The team from Beam Orthodontics took part in The World’s Biggest Macmillan Coffee morning by baking cakes to help raise money for cancer patients. Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event is where people across the UK come together to hold a coffee … Continue reading

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Beam Orthodontics visit the BOS Conference in Edinburgh

  The team at Beam Orthodontics joined hundreds of dental industry experts at the three day British Orthodontic Society conference which was held in Edinburgh at the end of last month. Workshops and talks took place on the Thursday, Friday … Continue reading

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Beam Orthodontics visit the 2014 British Orthodontic Conference in Edinburgh

  The team here at Beam Orthodontics are really looking forward to our visit to the British Orthodontic Conference, which is being held in Edinburgh this year. The 3 day annual conference takes place this week, from Thursday 18th September … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to get braces

  Are you an adult who is unhappy with their teeth and thinks that the idea of getting braces is only an option available for teenagers? Think again as it’s never too late to get braces. What’s stopping you? Time? … Continue reading

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Great Britain medal winning cyclists get braces for Glasgow 2014

  Just over a week ago the flag came down on Glasgow 2014, which was hailed by many athletes and journalists as the ‘best ever Commonwealth games’. The host nation Scotland finished 4th in the medal table, which was the … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of the Damon System

  With many adults investing in braces, here’s some top Orthodontic tips on why you should get those crooked teeth straightened. Make sure you see a specialist Orthodontist You may prefer to go to your regular dentist for orthodontic treatment, … Continue reading

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Top Orthodontic tips

With many adults investing in braces, here’s some top Orthodontic tips on why you should get those crooked teeth straightened. Make sure you see a specialist Orthodontist You may prefer to go to your regular dentist for orthodontic treatment, because … Continue reading

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Why it’s important for patients at Beam Orthodontics to keep wearing their retainer this summer

The summer has finally arrived and with all the recent hot weather we have been enjoying it might be tempting to take off your retainer. Beam Orthodontics would like to remind their patients why it’s important for patients to keep … Continue reading

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Brace friendly summer foods to eat

  Are you about to get braces fitted? If the answer is yes then you will be pleased to know that having a brace doesn’t have to entirely affect the foods you eat. You will be delighted to know that … Continue reading

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Braces-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Since the average Christmas stocking is stuffed with treats and sweets that someone wearing braces would be unable to fully enjoy, Beam thought it’d be great to offer fresh gift ideas that are more orthodontic-friendly. For patients of all ages, … Continue reading

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