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About Our Office

The team at Murfreesboro – Gateway offers a breadth of orthodontic services to meet the needs of kids, teens, and adults. Helping our patients reveal confident smiles through tailored orthodontic treatment plans is our goal. If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign® aligner options from a family orthodontist near you, book your FREE consultation online or by phone today.

  • Dr. Callender received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University – School of Dentistry and has practiced orthodontics for over 30 years
  • Dr. Callender earned a certificate of orthodontics from Howard University – College of Dentistry and was recipient of the Outstanding Performance in Orthodontic Research Award
  • Dr. Callender is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, member of American Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontists
  • Smile Doctors Orthodontics proudly serves the communities in the following zip codes: 37043, 37040, 37128, 37130, 37127
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking team
  • Convenient locations in Murfreesboro and McMinnville
  • Convenient scheduling and progress tracking through Smile Doctors Anywhere app
  • Affordable monthly payment options and discounts are available for qualifying patients
  • Most dental insurance plans accepted
1370 Gateway Blvd,
Ste 220,
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129-2591
Monday - Thursday: 7am-4pm
Friday: 8am-12pm

About Our Office

The team at Murfreesboro – Gateway offers a breadth of orthodontic services to meet the needs of kids, teens, and adults. Helping our patients reveal confident smiles through tailored orthodontic treatment plans is our goal. If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign® aligner options from a family orthodontist near you, book your FREE consultation online or by phone today.

  • Dr. Callender received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University – School of Dentistry and has practiced orthodontics for over 30 years
  • Dr. Callender earned a certificate of orthodontics from Howard University – College of Dentistry and was recipient of the Outstanding Performance in Orthodontic Research Award
  • Dr. Callender is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, member of American Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontists
  • Smile Doctors Orthodontics proudly serves the communities in the following zip codes: 37043, 37040, 37128, 37130, 37127
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking team
  • Convenient locations in Murfreesboro and McMinnville
  • Convenient scheduling and progress tracking through Smile Doctors Anywhere app
  • Affordable monthly payment options and discounts are available for qualifying patients
  • Most dental insurance plans accepted
1370 Gateway Blvd,
Ste 220,
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129-2591
Monday - Thursday: 7am-4pm
Friday: 8am-12pm
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Orthodontic Services Available

Braces

Smile Doctors offers metal and ceramic braces to suit our patients’ needs. Our orthodontists can develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan for kids, teens, and adults.

Invisalign® Aligners

A clear alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners are a convenient choice for adults and teens looking to discreetly straighten their teeth with clear aligners.

Smile Express®

Get the smile of your dreams in six months or less with Smile Express®! Learn how our local orthodontists can help adults touch up their smile with aligners shipped straight to your door.

Retainers

Keep your smile beautiful with clear or fixed retainers from Smile Doctors. Our orthodontists can fit a new or existing patient for a retainer and offer retainer repairs and replacements if needed.

Rising Star (7& Up)

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children see an orthodontist by age 7. Our RISING STAR program provides children ages 5-10 with complimentary, early care.

Current Offers and Insurance

Everyone deserves a confident and affordable smile. Convenient monthly payments and discounts are available for qualifying patients. We accept most insurance plans and will check your coverage during your FREE initial consultation.

$149/month on braces
Affordable, Confident Smiles for All

* When you sign up for autopay. Additional restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Pay in Full
Discounts when you pay in full for treatment

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Military Discount
10% off braces or Invisalign® aligners

A special offer for service members and family

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Family Plan
Discounts when multiple family members start treatment

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Meet Our Orthodontists in Murfreesboro – Gateway

Ralph Callender
Dr. Ralph Callender

Dr. Callender received his D.D.S.from Loma Linda University in 1987 and his Certificate of Orthodontics from Howard University in 1989. During his training, he received the Outstanding Performance in Orthodontic Research award from Howard University Department of Orthodontics. He also completed an additional three years of graduate study toward a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology the first two years concurrent with an orthodontic residency at Howard University College of Medicine ending in 1989 and an additional year in the Dept of Kinesiology ending in 1991 at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Callender is also a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Callender is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. He was a District Representative for the Los Angeles Dental Society from 1989 until 1992 and also served as the editor of the LA Dental Society Newsletter in 1991. He received a special recognition award in Recruitment and Retention from the American Dental Association.

Dr. Callender believes that orthodontic treatment should be an enjoyable experience for everyone. He enjoys writing, photography, running, skiing, Bible study, and spending time with his family.

Meet Our Orthodontists in Murfreesboro

Ralph Callender
Dr. Ralph Callender

Dr. Callender received his D.D.S.from Loma Linda University in 1987 and his Certificate of Orthodontics from Howard University in 1989. During his training, he received the Outstanding Performance in Orthodontic Research award from Howard University Department of Orthodontics. He also completed an additional three years of graduate study toward a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology the first two years concurrent with an orthodontic residency at Howard University College of Medicine ending in 1989 and an additional year in the Dept of Kinesiology ending in 1991 at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Callender is also a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Callender is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. He was a District Representative for the Los Angeles Dental Society from 1989 until 1992 and also served as the editor of the LA Dental Society Newsletter in 1991. He received a special recognition award in Recruitment and Retention from the American Dental Association.

Dr. Callender believes that orthodontic treatment should be an enjoyable experience for everyone. He enjoys writing, photography, running, skiing, Bible study, and spending time with his family.

Awards & Certifications

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In the Community

Our team members make a difference in our communities every day. Whether we are putting on events at our clinics or hosting tooth talks in the schools, filling backpacks with supplies or donating time to those in need, creating smiles is our passion.

Community Partnerships