Orthodontic Treatment At Clifton & Mauney

At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we're passionate about helping our patients in the Chapel Hill area achieve a beautiful, healthy smile they can feel proud of in any situation. We provide a wide variety of high-quality orthodontic treatments to adults, teens, and children. A new smile provides a host of functional and psychological benefits in both your personal and professional life and with the latest, most advanced treatments, your orthodontists at Clifton & Mauney can bring you the smile of a lifetime.

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When to See Your Chapel Hill Orthodontist

The doctors at Clifton & Mauney and the American Association of Orthodontists recommend that children visit the orthodontist for early treatment at the age of seven. At this age, our orthodontist can determine if orthodontic problems are apparent or will become apparent in future years. Permanent teeth will have erupted but bones will still be growing so some conditions may be easier to address. We will be looking for crowding of teeth, open bites, crossbites, and overbites. And, we will be able to tell when and if your child will need braces. By catching small problems with your child’s bite before they become large ones, our doctors can potentially help save you lots of money down the road due to faster and less complicated treatments. Plus, we’ll be setting your child up for a life-long straight smile! FIND OUT MORE >>>

Your First Orthodontic Appointment

The staff and orthodontists at Clifton & Mauney will welcome you to your first appointment at our Chapel Hill office. Learn more on the page about exactly what will happen during your first visit and what your orthodontists will examine. Once we completely understand your orthodontic needs, we’ll develop an individualized care plan discussed with and approved by you! FIND OUT MORE >>>

Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Braces are not only for children and teens. From corporate leaders to stay-at-home moms, a tremendous number of adults are choosing a new smile through orthodontic treatment. And, with technological advances, orthodontic adult treatment has more inconspicuous options than ever! We believe a straighter smile comes with a host of benefits including improved bite function, cleaner teeth, relief from painful conditions like TMJ, and even better sleep! FIND OUT MORE >>>

Patient Forms

The doctors and staff at Clifton & Mauney are ready and waiting to welcome you to our Chapel Hill office. We work hard to make your orthodontic experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. Because we know how busy your day-to-day life is, we’ve posted the forms we’ll need you to complete prior to your appointment time. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Types of Braces

At your Chapel Hill orthodontist’s office, we offer an array of orthodontic treatment plans and types of braces when it comes to straightening teeth. Learn more about how our orthodontists can provide traditional metal braces, clear braces, Damon braces, or Invisalign clear aligners. Together, we will discuss which option will best fit your needs and your orthodontic health. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment plan that consists of clear, removable aligners that fit directly onto the teeth. Two of the primary advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are basically unnoticeable and they can be taken out to eat or drink. Our Chapel Hill orthodontist recommends Invisalign to adults and teens who want a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Invisalign® Teen

Like Invisalign, the clear aligners are popular with teens because of their clear, soft plastic material. The Teen version adds features built for a teenager’s busy lifestyle. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Invisalign® FAQ

Are you interested in Invisalign for yourself or your Chapel Hill area teen? Read our frequently asked questions to get a better idea of the treatment time, the plastic clear aligners, what you can and cannot eat while undergoing treatment, and so much more! If your question is not present, please do not hesitate to ask the staff members at Clifton & Mauney. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Damon® Braces System

The Damon braces system is designed to take traditional braces and improve them for superior effectiveness and patient comfort. Depending on your treatment needs, you may be able to take advantage of some of the advantages including more comfort, shorter treatment, and facial aesthetics. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Damon® Braces FAQ

Damon® 3, 3MX, Q & Clear Brackets are all part of the Damon braces family. What are the differences and how do Damon braces work? Find out on our Damon FAQ page. And let us know if you have any further questions we may answer for you! FIND OUT MORE >>>

Brushing and Flossing w/ Braces

Oral hygiene is one of the most important habits to develop during your orthodontic treatment at Clifton & Mauney. Our orthodontists know that maintaining a healthy mouth is the only way to successfully move your teeth and achieve a new smile. For you, it means you'll have to maintain a constant and thorough oral hygiene plan throughout your treatments - and the cornerstones are brushing and flossing. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Common Orthodontic Problems

We get calls every day in our Chapel Hill office from patients like you who are worried that they may need some type of orthodontic care. At Clifton & Mauney, we take time to listen to your concerns, examine your current situation, and outline your potential treatment options. Here are a few of the most common problems we see. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Orthodontic Emergencies

Here you’ll find a few of the most common dental challenges our orthodontists hear about and what you can do to address them. As always, we are here if you need us and, in some cases, we hope you’ll contact us immediately for an appointment at our Chapel Hill office. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Post-Orthodontic Care

At Clifton & Mauney, our doctors are with you from the first free consultation, through individualized orthodontic treatment, and to the checkups after we’ve revealed your perfect smile. This is accomplished by continuing orthodontic treatment with a retainer after your braces or Invisalign treatment is over. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Orthodontic Treatment - Related Links

Dr. Clifton & Dr. Mauney and their entire staff are ready to answer all of your questions about orthodontic treatment for you or your child! But if you want to do a little research on your own, below are links to professional organizations with everything you want to know about dental and orthodontic care for kids and adults in Chapel Hill. FIND OUT MORE >>>

Orthodontics Glossary

Before you get started on an orthodontic treatment plan with the expert orthodontists at Clifton & Mauney, it’s a good idea to first understand a little more about orthodontics and what some of the words and phrases refer to. Below, you’ll find a helpful guide to some common orthodontic terms. FIND OUT MORE >>>

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Contact Your Chapel Hill Orthodontist Today!

We hope these pages will help explain all of the orthodontic services we offer our Chapel Hill area patients. If you have further questions about any of our information on the site, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime. If you’re ready to explore the options for transforming your or your child’s teeth into a sparkling, confident smile, book your appointment online now for a free consultation with Dr. Clifton or Dr. Mauney, or call us at 919-933-1007. We look forward to your journey to the best oral health!