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Contact the team at Braces By Dr. Ruth with any questions or concerns you might have and to help you take the first steps toward your beautiful new smile.

We proudly serve patients of all ages from Nashville and the surrounding areas. Nothing is stopping you from a lifetime of healthy smiles that starts with your first free consultation with Dr. Ruth.

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Nashville Orthodontic Office


Braces by Dr. Ruth
1704 Charlotte Ave., Ste 100
Nashville, TN 37203


(615) 321-3663

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

A Trusted Orthodontist in Nashville

Dr. Ruth Ross Edmonds began her academic journey at Vanderbilt University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a pre-dental minor. Her commitment to excellence in the field of dentistry was evident early on, leading her to Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) with top honors in pathology, physiology, and microbiology, alongside the prestigious Alpha Omega Award for the highest GPA.

Dr. Edmonds continued to distinguish herself during her postgraduate studies at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, where she completed her graduate training in Orthodontics. This rigorous program equipped her with the specialized skills necessary to manage tooth movement and guide facial development effectively.

Throughout her career, Dr. Edmonds has been a beacon of innovation and leadership. Her roles have included serving as an assistant professor and course coordinator in the Department of Orthodontics at Meharry Medical College, where she was instrumental in shaping the next generation of orthodontists. Her commitment to advancing orthodontic care is further demonstrated by her research, which has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Edmonds's dedication to her profession is recognized through her active participation in several prestigious dental associations, reflecting her commitment to maintaining the highest standards of orthodontic care. As a trusted orthodontist in Nashville, Dr. Edmonds continues to transform smiles and lives with her expert care and personalized treatment plans at Braces by Dr. Ruth.

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Nashville Braces

Braces in Nashville are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.

Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Nashville braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.

Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth and then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.

These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.

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Nashville Invisalign

Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Nashville and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.

Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every one to two weeks as directed by Dr. Ruth.

The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20 – 22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.

Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Ruth at Braces By Dr. Ruth in Nashville will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.

Nashville Braces & Invisalign: Find the Treatment for You

Dr. Ruth has lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our office in Nashville for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.

Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you. To learn more about Nashville orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Braces By Dr. Ruth.

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