Why choose us?

At Beam Orthodontics, we want people to love their smiles. As an established and dynamic specialist orthodontic practice, we provide orthodontic treatment to patients across Dundee, Fife, Perthshire, Angus and beyond, creating beautiful smiles for people of all ages. 

Our three specialist orthodontists have 40 years of experience between them working in the industry and lead a highly qualified team.

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7 reasons to choose Beam

Here are seven reasons why patients have come to us to achieve their dream smile. 

We care: We offer a truly different type of orthodontist service with a customer-centric approach at its core. 

We learn: As professionals in our field, we keep up-to-date with the latest orthodontic developments and technology. This includes using the iTero intra-oral scanner for impressions and treatment planning.  

We invest: We invest in ongoing training for our team to ensure the best service for our patients. 

We’re highly ranked: Rhu McKelvey, Beam Orthodontics' principal orthodontist, was the highest-ranking Specialist Orthodontist in the ‘Dentistry Scotland leading 20 dental professionals in Scotland’. 

We’ve won awards: Orthodontics is all we do and we are very good at it. We are delighted to have won Dentistry Scotland’s Best Specialist Practice award in 2011, 2012 and 2013. It was also fantastic to have our customer focus recognised outside our sector in our 2015 win of the hotly contested ‘Services Business of the Year’ category in East Central Scotland’s pre-eminent Courier Business Awards. 

We collaborate: Dentists across the region refer patients to us as they appreciate our passionate and ethical attitude and the fantastic results we achieve for their patients. 

We're specialists: At Beam Orthodontics, we deal exclusively in straightening teeth. You wouldn’t see your GP to have your appendix out or get your children's tonsils removed; instead, you would see a surgeon or an ENT specialist. Orthodontics is just the same. It's a specialism of dentistry, so if you’re thinking of getting your teeth straightened, make sure you see someone who knows what they are doing, can give you realistic options and talk you through the alternatives so you can choose what’s best for you. You can find a team who does exactly that here at Beam Orthodontics. 

Our practice

In 2007, principal specialist orthodontist, Rhu McKelvey and his wife Jane, a dentist and talented Interior Designer, set about converting the former Evangelical Church Hall in Dundee’s buzzing Cultural Quarter into the state-of-the-art practice Beam Orthodontics is today. 

The result is simply stunning. There are two treatment areas: one is a contemporary open-plan clinic enabling our orthodontic therapists to work closely with our specialist orthodontists, and the second is a more private treatment space. 

Our modern equipment provides an efficient working environment and includes computerised records and appointment systems. We also have a comprehensive digital x-ray room to provide higher quality images at lower radiation exposure. 

Find out more about what sets us apart at a free consultation. Book yours today with the friendly team at Beam Orthodontics in Dundee.

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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Specialist Orthodontists

Ruaridh McKelvey

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 practice and as a locum consultant. He has been based in Dundee since 2005 where he launched Beam Ortho with his wife, Jane.

Rhu appears in the Top 5 Scottish dental professionals, in Dentistry Scotland’s Leading 20 list. He was the highest rank Specialist Orthodontist too.

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Meet the team

  • Ruaridh McKelvey Principal Specialist
  • Ruth Fowler Specialist
  • Elinor Chalmers Specialist
  • Jane Adams Partner/
    Business & Private
    Client Consultant
  • Ariane Diplexcito Orthodontic

Before & After

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John - 34Invisalign


Invisalign - 12 months

I wanted to be able to smile at my wedding so I went for a free consultation with Beam. My smile has been transformed in one year thansks to Rua and his team.

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