Orthodontic treatment consists of three key stages. First there's the consultation, then it's the fitting and wearing of your appliance to straighten your teeth. The final stage, which is perhaps the most important of them all, is the retention stage when the focus is on keeping your newly straightened teeth in position.
Our specialist orthodontists ensure your teeth remain where they should by fitting you with a removable or fixed retainer. These appliances allow the tissues and bone around your teeth to reorganise and become more stable, minimising any relapse.
Everyone needs retainers to keep their fabulous new smile looking its best.
|Name of treatment||Price||Monthly repayments|
|Invisalign||from £3,000||£25 over 3 years|
|Lingual Braces||from £1,600||£40 over 1 year|
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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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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Retainers are not indestructible so will need to be repaired or replaced over time. We never advise our patients to stop wearing retainers as that almost ALWAYS results in your teeth moving and relapsing to some degree.
Each person’s requirement will be different, depending upon how far teeth have been moved during the active phase. That is why we will provide you with individual instructions and post-treatment care.
After all the work it has taken to get your teeth into a beautifully straight position, you want to do all you can to keep them there. Here are five benefits of post-treatment care:
Remember, the retention phase is as important as the moving teeth phase! You have made a considerable investment in your smile, so it is essential that you have a lifetime commitment to keeping your teeth looking great.
Find out more about the role retainers play in your orthodontic treatment. Book a free consultation at Beam Orthodontics in Dundee today.