From Braces to Beautiful

Meet Dr. Ruth

Get to Know Our Talented Nashville Orthodontist

Dr. Ruth, Orthodontist Dr. Ruth Ross Edmonds began her studies at Vanderbilt University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in psychology with a pre-dental minor.

After completing her undergraduate work, she enrolled at Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) with top honors in the fields of pathology, physiology, and microbiology, as well as the Alpha Omega Award for highest GPA. Dr. Ruth continued her studies at the University of Tennessee in Memphis where she completed her graduate training in Orthodontics. Upon graduation, Dr. Ruth set up her private practice, Braces by Dr. Ruth, near downtown Nashville.

Extensive Experience in Dentistry & Orthodontics

Dr. Ruth Edmonds served as assistant professor and course coordinator in the Department of Orthodontics at Meharry Medical College from 2002 to 2011. Always eager to expand her knowledge of new technology and trends in the field, she regularly attends seminars to consistently build on her foundation in orthodontic treatments.

As a leader in the orthodontic field, Dr. Ruth has been asked to lecture at the Capital City Dental Society as well as the Pan-Tennessee Dental Society with her research published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. In 2008, Dr. Ruth graduated from the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership and received the National Dental Association Convention Chairperson Award and the Capital City Dental Society Committee Chairman Award.

Dr. Ruth’s affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Southern Association of Orthodontic
  • Nashville Dental Society
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Capital City Dental Society
  • Music City Chapter of the Links, Inc
  • National Dental Association
  • Pan-Tennessee Dental Society

Personal Life

Married to vocalist, Kevon Edmonds, lead singer of R&B Group After 7, together they have a daughter Karmella Rose Edmonds. Outside of the office, Dr. Ruth is passionate about fitness, traveling, shopping, reading and creating works of stained and fused glass that earned her recognition in 2012 when the Mayor of Nashville appointed her to the Metro Arts Commission.

Both in and out of the office, Dr. Ruth brings dedication, discipline and a sense of joy to everything she does.

Why Work with Dr. Ruth?

We understand that referring your patients to another practice for treatment can be an uneasy process. Fortunately, you’ll never need to worry when you send one of your patients to Braces by Dr. Ruth! Our team of joyful, energetic professionals will act as an extension of your own general practice.

If you’re looking for an orthodontist to treat your patients the way you want them to be treated, look no further than Braces by Dr. Ruth. We’ll take your patients From Braces to Beautiful!

For questions, comments, or concerns, Dr. Ruth will happily speak with you personally. Call us today at (615) 323-2026!

Our Patient Reviews

  • “I am so excited about getting a bright new smile at Braces by Dr Ruth!”

    Nikki W.

  • “The ladies that work there are all so professional and caring. ”

    Danielle T.

  • “there no better smile then the smile you get at bbdr”


  • “...Nice group of folks helping to get things straight. :)”

    Tom G.

  • “They Are Good People”

    Jackson barfield

Working with Dr. Ruth

  • Nashville's Top Rated Orthodontist

  • Financing & Payment Plans Available

  • Professional &

  • Fun Family Friendly Environment