Clear braces

Being able to smile and laugh carefree and confidently is liberating, especially after years of feeling self-conscious about your smile. At Beam Orthodontics, we firmly believe you are never too old for specialist orthodontic treatment, particularly when the results can be life-changing. 

However, we also understand that orthodontic treatment may be the last thing you want, particularly as an adult. The idea of walking around with braces fixed to your teeth when you’re no longer a teenager doesn’t have great appeal. But times have changed and at Beam Orthodontics we have a treatment option that will make you smile – clear braces. 

What are clear braces?

Clear braces are fixed braces made from virtually invisible ceramic. This gives you the best of both worlds. The technology and reputation associated with fixed metal braces, and the discreet treatment option that virtually invisible ceramic material provides. In other words, very few people will even know you’re wearing braces but you’ll be able to show off a beautifully straight smile post-treatment. 

Are clear braces right for me?

The key to most types of healthcare is case selection - knowing what treatment to use and when to use it. This is where Beam’s specialist orthodontists stand apart from the trend of general dentists who dabble in orthodontics.

You can’t learn diagnosis and treatment planning skills on a two-day course or outsource them to a website! We know how important it is to have highly skilled and experienced specialists doing all the treatment planning and discussing your options with you.

Fixed braces, on which clear braces are modelled, are the bread and butter of orthodontics so at Beam your treatment is carried out by a team who work with this method continuously. If clear braces are right for you, the team at Beam will know. 

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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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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Types of clear braces

At Beam Orthodontics, we choose the types of braces we offer our patients very carefully. We don’t use the cheapest braces on offer; rather, we use brands we believe in and those we believe bring our patients the best results. 

The two types of clear braces we have available at Beam Orthodontics are:

  • ICE ceramic braces
  • Damon Clear braces

Both of these types of braces use brackets that have no visible metal parts and are stain resistant. 

Benefits of clear braces

  • Virtually invisible appliance gives patients confidence while receiving treatment
  • Tried and true technology combined with innovation achieves great results
  • Can be used to fix major and minor orthodontic problems
  • Ideal for self-conscious teens and reluctant adults
  • Easy to keep clean and comfortable to wear 

At Beam Orthodontics, our three specialist orthodontists have all completed three years of full-time, postgraduate training in the specialist field of orthodontics. Together they have over 40 years of specialist orthodontic experience dealing exclusively in straightening teeth and continue to participate in professional development to ensure they remain at the forefront of their profession. 

Knowing you're in the hands of experienced orthodontic specialists is an additional benefit of choosing Beam Orthodontics for your clear braces treatment.

To find out how you could benefit from clear braces, book your free consultation with the team at Beam Orthodontics in Dundee today.

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