Orthodontic Services in

Orthodontic services are an excellent option for patients who could benefit from better-aligned teeth. These treatments involve adjusting the positioning of the teeth and jaw to provide greatly improved dental health, better-looking smiles and teeth that are easier to clean and maintain.

Orthodontic Treatment in Murfreesboro

There are many long-term goals associated with orthodontic services. These include:

  • Improving the look of one’s smile
  • Making dental care easier overall
  • Preventing pain and discomfort
  • Helping the teeth retain their position

Orthodontic treatments involve placing slight pressure on the teeth in order to slowly move them into a more desired position and help them achieve better alignment. We offer a variety of orthodontic options depending on a patient’s needs, desires and budget. We look forward to helping you determine the best type of orthodontic services for your unique needs.


Many patients achieve great results using ClearCorrect invisible aligners. This type of treatment involves wearing a series of tightly fitted aligners that slowly adjust the positioning of the teeth over time. Every couple of weeks, the current aligner will be replaced with a new one that further moves the teeth into the appropriate alignment. This will continue until the patient achieves the desired results. One of the benefits of ClearCorrect aligners is that they can be removed for meals so there are no limitations on what you can eat.

Six Month Smiles

Patients who want to achieve excellent results in a much shorter time frame can often benefit significantly from Six Month Smiles. This system uses clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires that are secured to the teeth. The brackets and wires will apply low-force movement upon the teeth in order to quickly move them into the proper position. Once applied, the patient will need to return for a very brief visit every month to have the appliance adjusted. In addition to straightening teeth, Six Month Smiles can also be used to help patients overcome problems with bite.


We recommend that patients use retainers to help keep their teeth in the proper position once they complete orthodontic treatment. The idea is that without a retainer, the teeth could revert back into their prior alignment, and the entire treatment would need to be repeated. Fortunately, retainers are very effective in helping teeth maintain their new position, and they present virtually zero discomfort or inconvenience for the user.

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Review from Cherie
five stars


I had the BEST experience at Salem Creek Family Dental! I had an extremely painful toothache and was able to get in right away and Dr. Costello was AMAZING and so was her assistant Miranda!! They helped make the experience so relaxing it was almost enjoyable! And believe me coming from someone with severe "dentist anxiety" that is saying a lot! I had no pain at all even after the procedure! Dr Costello even called the next day to check on how things were going! I recommend this dentist office to everyone!
Review from Reba Pinner
five stars

Reba Pinner

Very best staff and exceptional dental care. The office is beautiful, comfortable and spotless. Highly recommend this dental office. I have very sensitive teeth and they always ensure a comfortable treatment. The staff is friendly and work to accommodate patients’ needs.
Review from Jonna Hamby
five stars

Jonna Hamby

Dr. Costello really helped me out when I needed a mouth guard for grinding my teeth. She took the time to work with my crazy schedule and went the extra mile to let me know she was invested in my needs! Her office was so clean and welcoming, and both she and her staff are beyond kind. Thanks, Dr. Costello!
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Dr. Ashley Costello
When Dr. Ashley Costello opened Salem Creek Family Dental, her goal was – and still is – to create a compassionate and affordable dental home for families in her hometown of Murfreesboro.

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