Nashville Braces

Dependable, Modern Treatment

At Braces By Dr. Ruth, traditional metal braces are still our most common type of treatment, and advances in technology have made them more comfortable than ever before.

What Are Traditional Braces?

Metal braces straighten the teeth using metal brackets and archwires that are made of high-grade stainless steel. At Braces By Dr. Ruth, our modernized traditional metal braces are great for all sorts of issues of the teeth and jaws.

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How They Work

Braces apply gentle, yet steady pressure to gradually move the teeth into the correct position. The brackets are placed on the teeth and an adhesive is used to keep them in place.

The archwire connects the brackets and works by applying the pressure needed to move the teeth into their new position.

Once your braces are on, our team will need to tighten them periodically to provide sufficient pressure where needed to align your jaw and straighten your teeth.

Advances in dental technology have made traditional metal braces smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable for patients. Dr. Ruth uses teeth braces to correct several problems.

What Do They Treat?

Braces can correct a variety of problems, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • A misaligned bite
  • Orthodontic problems that interfere with eating or speaking

The length of time you’ll need to wear braces varies widely, depending on the specific problems and corrections your smile needs.

Add Style to Your Braces

Our practice is all about fun! Just because we offer traditional braces doesn’t mean you can’t express yourself.

Add colored elastics to your brackets for a more vibrant smile. You can choose your favorite color, use colors for your school or favorite sports team, or celebrate the holidays with your bands.

There are a wide variety of colors available and bands are changed regularly, so you can try something different with your regular braces every time.

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Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign

While both are great treatment options, there are several differences between Invisalign and traditional metal braces.

Benefits of Braces

  • Ideal for most treatments
  • Best results
  • Faster treatment time
  • Cheaper than Invisalign

Invisalign Benefits

  • Easier to brush and eat
  • Looks better
  • More comfortable
  • Fewer consultations


Go From Braces to Beautiful

Are you ready to smile with confidence? Take the first step toward your new, beautiful smile with a free consultation at our Nashville office. Dr. Ruth and our friendly, expert team are looking forward to helping you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

See if traditional metal braces are the perfect treatment for you at a free consultation by calling today. We can’t wait to get started!