Meet our specialist orthodontists

Meet our specialist orthodontists who are responsible for your care and achieving the very best results we can. With over 40 years of orthodontic experience between them, our specialist orthodontists have a full orthodontic toolbox of different appliances and techniques with all the knowledge and training to go with them so you can be sure of getting the very best results from treatment. 

Specialist Orthodontists

Costs and finance plans

Name of treatment Price Monthly repayments
Invisalign from £3,000 £25 over 3 years
Lingual Braces from £1,600 £40 over 1 year



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Ruaridh McKelvey

Ruaridh McKelvey

BDS (Glasgow) 1995, FDSRCS 1998, M.Orth (Edinburgh) 2002

Principal Orthodontist
GDC number: 70532

Rhu graduated in dentistry at Glasgow in 1995, gained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 and then spent three years in specialist orthodontic training in Bristol and Exeter, completing the orthodontic exam (M.Orth) in Edinburgh in 2002. Rhu has worked both in specialist practice and as a locum consultant. He has been based in Dundee since 2005 where he launched Beam Orthodontics with his wife, Jane whom he met at dental school. Rhu appeared in the Top 5 Scottish dental professionals in Dentistry Scotland’s Leading 20 list. He was the highest ranked Specialist Orthodontist. Rhu and Jane live in rural Angus with their free-range kids and animals.

Ruth Fowler

Ruth Fowler

BDS (Glasgow) 1988, FDS RCPS (Glasgow) 1992, MDO RCPS (Glasgow) 1995, M.Orth RCPS (Glasgow) 1999

Specialist orthodontist
GDC number: 63208

Ruth graduated in dentistry at Glasgow in 1988 and gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) in 1992. She then went on to do specialist orthodontic training which was undertaken in Dundee and Perth, completing the orthodontic exam (MDO) in Glasgow in 1995. Further specialist training was undertaken before being accredited for a consultant position in 1999 (M.Ortho RCPS Glasgow). Since then, Ruth worked as a consultant orthodontist in a neighbouring Health Board and was delighted to join the team at Beam Orthodontics in April 2012. Ruth is well respected throughout the orthodontic community in Scotland and has recently started a part-time post as an Orthodontic Adviser to practitioner services (dental) in Edinburgh.

Elinor Chalmers

Elinor Chalmers

BDS (University of Glasgow) 2007, MJDF (RSC England) 2009, MSc (University of Dundee) 2015, M.Orth (RCS Edinburgh) 2015

Specialist orthodontist
GDC number: 113738

Elinor completed her undergraduate qualification, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, at the University of Glasgow in 2007. She went on to undertake her vocational training in general dental practice and then gained experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics before obtaining her Orthodontic Specialty Registrar training post at Dundee Dental Hospital.

During her training Elinor completed a Masters by research at the University of Dundee. Her study has been awarded the prestigious Arnold Huddart Medal by the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, for her ground-breaking cleft lip and palate research on the feasibility of substituting dental impressions with direct intra-oral scans and subsequent production of three-dimensional images to allow accurate surgical outcome scoring.

After successfully obtaining her Membership in Orthodontics in 2015, Elinor has been working as a locum specialty dentist in orthodontics at the Dundee Dental Hospital prior to starting with Beam Orthodontics in July 2016.

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