Orthodontics for All Ages | Nashville

Caring for Smiles of All Sizes

At Braces by Dr. Ruth, we’re committed to delivering exceptional orthodontics for all ages.

Whether you’re exploring options for your child or teen — or yourself as an adult — Dr. Ruth and our compassionate team are here to guide you through a personalized orthodontic journey tailored to your unique needs.

Orthodontic health is vital at every stage of life, and we're here to ensure you and your family receive the best care possible.

Early Orthodontic Care for Kids

Setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles begins with early orthodontic care. By monitoring your child’s dental development from a young age, we can identify and address any potential issues before they become more significant concerns.

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Phase 1 Treatment

Phase 1 treatment is aimed at young children to guide the growth of the jaw and dental arches, address bite problems, and make room for permanent teeth. Also known as early orthodontic treatment, this procedure is done to intercept a more severe problem later on.

Starting treatment at this stage allows us to lay the groundwork for healthier oral development, potentially simplifying future orthodontic needs.

Does My Child Need Phase I Treatment?

Only about ten percent of kids will need phase I treatment, but if they do, it can save some major headaches down the line.

Some signs that your child may need Phase I treatment include:

  • Problems with biting or chewing
  • Sucking thumb after the age of five
  • Protruding teeth on the top or bottom

Join the Lucky 7 Kids Club

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children receive an initial orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. This is why we have created the Lucky 7 Kids Club!

This early assessment allows Dr. Ruth to monitor your child’s growth and development closely, ensuring timely intervention if necessary. Not all club members will need early treatment, but regular check-ups allow us to keep a close eye on their progression.

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How Does It Work?

Your child will tour our fun Nashville office and we’ll take pictures and x-rays. Dr. Ruth can use these to get an idea of your child’s orthodontic development and see if early intervention can help.

Dr. Ruth believes in a conservative treatment approach. She likes to eliminate the unnecessary expense for the parents when there is no long-term benefit for the child.

That means braces aren’t typically recommended for the majority of our Lucky 7 patients. These club members will be scheduled for follow-up evaluations 6 to 12 months apart so that Dr. Ruth can monitor growth and dental development.

The fun part? At each appointment, your little one will earn prizes and points!

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Orthodontic Solutions for Teens

Teenage years are a prime time for orthodontic treatment, and at Braces by Dr. Ruth, we offer a range of options to suit every teen’s lifestyle.

From traditional braces to more discreet solutions like clear aligners, we’re dedicated to providing treatments that encourage confidence during these formative years.

Customized Teen Treatment Plans

Dr. Ruth knows that each teen’s smile is unique. That’s why she creates personalized treatment plans that address individual needs and goals. Our approach ensures that your teen’s path to a perfect smile is as smooth and effective as possible, bolstering their self-esteem along the way.

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Orthodontics Aren't Just for Kids

More adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment, and it’s never too late to start. At Braces by Dr. Ruth, we offer a variety of options tailored to adult lifestyles and needs, ensuring comfort, discretion, and effective results.

Whether you’re considering clear aligners, LightForce Clear Braces, or other straightening methods, we’re here to support you in getting the smile you’ve always wanted.

A Range of Adult
Treatment Options

We provide a wide selection of orthodontic treatments for adults, including:

  • Metal braces
  • LightForce clear braces
  • Invisalign
  • Brava by Brius a lingual option

Dr. Ruth will collaborate with you to determine the best approach for your specific situation, prioritizing your comfort and the aesthetic aspects of your treatment.

Get Started Today

At Braces by Dr. Ruth, we offer quality care for every smile. From the youngest members of your family to adults embracing their smile’s potential, we’re equipped and excited to support you.

Start your journey towards a beautiful, healthy smile right now — our consultations are free, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our orthodontic family. And remember to bring your little ones in by age seven for their free consultation!

Call us to find out how we can help you and your family smile bigger, brighter, and healthier, today!