Lingual braces

One of the most discreet orthodontic treatment options we have here at Beam Orthodontics are lingual braces. Even better, this discreet treatment option is also one of the most effective. Combining the methodology used for traditional fixed metal braces with some of the latest developments in orthodontic technology, lingual braces can be worn by patients without anyone around them knowing they’re having treatment. 

What are lingual braces?

Lingual braces are a type of fixed braces but, instead of sitting on the front of your teeth so everyone can see them, they are fitted to the back of your teeth, inside your mouth, next to your tongue. This makes them virtually invisible. 

Each bracket is fitted to the back surface of your teeth and a thin metal archwire connects them. Just like traditional metal braces, lingual braces apply gentle force to your teeth to move them into a straighter position. They just do it all without anyone noticing. 

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

  • Before
  • After
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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Suitability of lingual braces

Lingual braces are one of the most expensive orthodontic treatment options around, but still provide excellent value for money. Here at Beam Orthodontics, they are one of our most popular orthodontic treatments for our adult patients whose work involves face-to-face contact with clients. 

When lingual braces are first fitted, they will affect your speech slightly, but after a week or so your mouth will have adjusted to having the braces fitted and you’ll be back to normal. 

At Beam Orthodontics, we use Incognito lingual braces. 

Benefits of lingual braces

  • Virtually invisible orthodontic appliance
  • Ideal for adults in client-facing employment
  • Extremely effective in straightening teeth
  • Easy to keep clean and comfortable to wear
  • Suitable for major and minor orthodontic cases 

Find out how you could benefit from lingual braces. Book your free consultation with the team at Beam Orthodontics in Dundee today.

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