Smile Brighter at Your Local Chapel Hill Orthodontist & Pediatric Dentist
We are also dedicated to fostering a warm, welcoming, and respectful environment. If you’re looking for a Chapel Hill orthodontics office or pediatric dentist in the Chapel Hill, Durham, or Hillsborough areas, request an appointment today! You’ll experience the best orthodontist and pediatric dentist in Chapel Hill!
Our Orthodontic Services
For more than 25 years, our team at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry has helped folks achieve beautiful smiles. With the use of clear aligners and braces, Dr. Clifton can transform the smiles of people of all ages, building their confidence and improving their overall oral health.
We use aligners, braces, or other smile-guiding appliances to address early childhood bite issues, keep development on track, and identify small problems before they become bigger headaches. This kind of intervention is called “early treatment.”
Invisalign & Spark
Clear aligners like Invisalign and Spark use clear plastic trays to straighten teeth over time. Patients can easily remove them to eat, drink, and brush, which makes these practically-invisible aligners a great fit for patients who want discreet and convenient treatment.
Invisalign Teen can be an attractive alternative to more traditional metal braces. It offers teens with certain orthodontic challenges all the benefits of Invisalign, including convenience, discretion, and an app to keep them on track.
The Damon System takes braces treatment to the next level! Thanks to special brackets that help increase the flexibility of your braces, we can design treatments that are often faster and more precise than traditional braces.
Modern braces have come a long way! Forget the clunky and highly visible appliances of decades past. We offer a variety of braces that can accommodate practically any lifestyle and any look.
Keeping your teeth in their new, optimal position is the final stage of orthodontic treatment. Retainers do just that. At the end of treatment, we determine which one of our three retainer types works best for you!
While orthodontic emergencies are quite rare, our team at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is ready to support you whether you’re dealing with a loose wire, general discomfort, or other complications.
Our Pediatric Dentistry Services
At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we think every child deserves the opportunity to have a smile that makes them look and feel their best. That’s why we’re so focused on whole-family orthodontics and providing the best preventive dental care, oral hygiene education, and treatment for children in and around Chapel Hill, Durham, and Hillsborough.
Preventive care is an essential step in protecting your child’s smile from tooth decay, gum disease, and future dental problems. At your child’s regular cleanings, we educate you and your kiddo on proper brushing and flossing technique, how food impacts dental health, and what to do if you run into issues.
We want to see your kiddos when their first tooth comes in. This maybe earlier than 12 months. These early appointments allow us to share tips and best practices to keep your child’s mouth and teeth as healthy as possible. Our team will take a look at and clean any emerging teeth, check oral development, and answer any remaining questions you might have.
Dental X-rays are an important tool for getting a full picture of your child’s dental growth and development. We can also find issues that may not be apparent during regular cleanings. With a better understanding of any unique or underlying conditions, we can develop the best possible treatment plan.
Emergency Pediatric Dental Care
Sometimes emergencies happen! You can count on the team at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry to help. If your kiddo gets a permanent tooth knocked out, loses a filling, has a severe toothache or infection, call us to request an emergency appointment!
See Why People Love Our Practice
Who We Are
Meet Dr. Clifton
Dr. Lenise Clifton, our resident orthodontist, opened this practice with a small staff in 1997. A lot has changed since then, but she remains just as passionate about helping patients smile!
A native of Louisiana, Dr. Clifton moved to North Carolina after college and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. She also completed residencies in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at UNC.
Meet Dr. Chuck
Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Chuck Mauney, joined this practice a few years after his wife, Dr. Lenise Clifton established it in 1997. Dr. Clifton and Dr. Chuck both love meeting new patients and families!
Dr. Chuck is a North Carolina native who graduated from North Carolina State University and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993. Dr. Chuck is board-certified and has achieved Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Meet The Team
At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, a team of compassionate, customer-focused, and highly skilled specialists supports our doctors.
While we take our goal of providing top-tier customer service and expert care very seriously, we also take great strides to create a fun, relaxing, and family-oriented environment for our patients. You’re in good hands at Clifton & Mauney!
We are conveniently located in Chapel Hill at 77 Vilcom Center Drive, Suite 310, off Weaver Dairy Road. Want to learn more about our awesome office? Take a virtual tour to discover the special features and comforts we implemented to make your time with us more enjoyable, or get a map and directions here.
Book Your Appointment at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Today!
If you are looking for expert orthodontic treatment and pediatric dental care in Chapel Hill, Durham, or Hillsborough, we encourage you to reach out for a consultation. At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that open, honest communication is vital to successful treatment. When you’re here, we make you feel like family!
To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation, call us at 888.339.8108 or request and appointment online. We can’t wait to help you and your family achieve your best smile for life!
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