Meet The Team

SmileMaker Orthodontics

Meet the Orthodontics Team at SmileMaker

Our team of orthodontists professionals and staff enjoy getting to know each patient while creating beautiful smiles in the Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, and Madison Rivergate areas. We are the best at providing braces and orthodontic treatment care and we love what we do!

You will find that our orthodontic practice, which serves Gallatin, Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville, TN is one of the friendliest places in all of middle Tennessee. We strive to provide the highest standard of care, while treating our patients as though they were our own family. Dr. Burton collaborates with many other dentists and specialists to provide the best treatment available. Each of our team members brings special skills to your orthodontic experience and each patient in braces benefits from the many years of experience in the office.

We are truly a team that works together to prove the best care to you and your family. Whether you live in Nashville, Goodlettsville, Madison, Gallatin, Hendersonville, TN or one of the surrounding areas, there is no doubt that it is worth the drive to one of the best orthodontists around.

Dr. Jay Burton

Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Jay Burton is a Tennessee native who grew up a couple of hours outside of Nashville in McKenzie, TN.  He is an orthodontist serving the areas of Madison, Goodlettsville, Nashville and Hendersonville, TN.

He completed his undergraduate education at Bethel University and earned an MBA from University of Tennessee at Martin, before achieving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Louisville. While in dental school, Dr. Burton served as class president and conducted dental mission work in Belize and the Philippines.Dr. Burton subsequently completed his Orthodontic Residency at the prestigious New York University (NYU) in Manhattan, before achieving Certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.

Aside from his passion for braces and making healthy smiles, Dr. Burton enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and their young daughter Nora Lynn. They have two dogs, Willa and Dylan, plus a cat named Atlas.He occupies whatever leisure time remains with reading, running, mountain biking, water sports and golf.


Practice Manager

Hi, my name is Presley and I am the Practice Manager at SmileMaker Orthodontics. As Practice Manager, it is my job to ensure that each patient receives the best orthodontic treatment from our clinical staff and excellent customer service from our administrative staff.

I also want to make sure that our orthodontic office is fun and that our staff stays active in community events. We love the community of Gallatin and Sumner County! If you ever have any suggestions about braces or anything else, feel free to contact me! I am always open to new ideas and learning new things. One of the new things I just learned is that Dr. Burton is the only board certified orthodontist in East Nashville.


Orthodontic Guest Relations Coordinator

My name is Karson and I am the Orthodontic Guest Relations Coordinator for SmileMaker Orthodontics. I will be the smiling face you see when you come into the office. I take pride in providing our patients a relaxed and comfortable environment so they always have a positive orthodontic experience.

My favorite part of my job is giving someone confidence in their smile, whether that involves braces, Invisalign, or orthodontic aligners. I love Nashville and that many of our braces patients are from Hendersonville, Madison and Goodlettsville. We love the many communities we serve as an orthodontist office.


Patient Treatment Coordinator

My name is Courtney and I am the Treatment Coordinator at SmileMaker Orthodontics. I am also a Registered Dental Assistant. It is my focus to make sure our patients have the best experience possible from their first steps into our office until they are finished with their treatment.

I love that my job allows me to meet new people in the Hendersonville, Nashville, and Goodlettsville areas and help them achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that ultimately changes their lives.


Clinical Technology Specialist / Orthodontic Assistant

Hello! My name is Melissa.  You can find me making sure that your orthodontic, Invisalign, and braces needs are taken care of from the moment you walk in the door, until you are finished with your appointment!

I enjoy helping our braces and aligner patients with any orthodontic issues they have.   My favorite thing about being an orthodontic assistant is seeing our patients smiles and self-confidence transform.  I love living and working in the Nashville and Rivergate area and working with Dr Burton.  He is the best orthodontist in East Nashville and Hendersonville!


Lead Orthodontic Assistant/Orthodontic Lab Coordinator

Hello! My name is Kate and I am the Lead Clinical Assistant and Orthodontic Lab Coordinator here at SmileMaker Orthodontics.  You can find me making sure that you are taken care of from the moment you walk in the door, until you are finished with your appointment!

I enjoy helping patients with any issues and seeing everyone’s smiling faces!  I love living and working in the Nashville and Hendersonville area.


Orthodontic Assistant

Hey there, my name is Rachel and I am a Clinical Orthodontic Assistant at SmileMaker Orthodontics. I love seeing the amazing transformation patients have during orthodontic treatment.

I live in Portland and love working in the Nashville area and at an office that serves the communities of Hendersonville, Madison, and Nashville. I enjoy helping people smile and treating our patients at SmileMaker Orthodontics.

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Orthodontic Assistant

Hello. My name is Abby and I am a Orthodontic Assistant. I love getting to know all our patients and their families.

I enjoy having the opportunity to make a difference in a person’s smile. I work in an orthodontic practice that serves so many communities. Our patients from Hendersonville, Nashville, Goodlettsville, and surrounding areas are awesome and such wonderful people.