When to See an Orthodontist

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Many people who have considered improving their smiles or the smiles of their children wonder when to see an orthodontist. This is a commonly asked question that has several answers.  General Guidelines on When to See an Orthodontist Generally speaking, you should schedule an orthodontic appointment whenever you have a question about how your teeth … Read more

Alternatives to Metal Braces

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Alternatives to Traditional Braces Alternatives to Metal Braces When you hear the words “orthodontic treatment,” we’ll be we know what you picture – a smiling mouth with a lattice of metal brackets and wires attached to the front of the teeth. These are traditional metal braces, and they’re they oldest treatment in orthodontics. Even though … Read more

About Teeth

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What’s special about Clifton & Mauney is that our doctors and staff are specialized in not only regular orthodontics, but pediatric dentistry for the communities of Chapel Hill, Durham and Hillsborough as well. We know the ins and outs of children’s teeth and we definitely know that their sweet tooths can kick in and be the cause for those pesky little … Read more

Foods to Avoid with Braces

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Orthodontic Treatment in Chapel Hill, NC At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile, and our mission is to help each of our patients achieve one. That’s why we’re proud to offer a wide range of dental treatments and orthodontic treatments for children and families in the Research Triangle, including orthodontic braces. … Read more

Brushing and Flossing with Braces

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Clifton & Mauney is dedicated to being your choice when you’re looking for a pediatric dentist or orthodontist in the Chapel Hill, Durham and Hillsborough, NC areas. We strive to provide the highest quality of dental and orthodontic care so that all our patients can leave our Chapel Hill office with a healthy smile. There’s … Read more

When To See An Orthodontist Like Dr. Clifton in Chapel Hill, NC

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Everyone deserves a healthy smile, and Dr. Clifton wants to help! Starting treatment early in life improves self-confidence and dental health for the future. If you’re wondering when you or your child should see Dr. Clifton for orthodontic work, call us!  We will schedule a complimentary consultation to share treatment information and examine your teeth, … Read more

What Does An Orthodontist Do?

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Call Us 919-933-1007 Request Appointment Back to All What Does an Orthodontist Do? An orthodontist is a type of dentist who has received additional, specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of misaligned teeth, bite issues, and jaw irregularities. But a fantastic orthodontist does so much more than just that!  A truly fantastic orthodontist is … Read more

What To Expect At Your First Orthodontist Appointment

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Call Us 919-933-1007 Request Appointment Back to All What To Expect At Your First Orthodontist Appointment Basics of What Happens at Your First Orthodontist Appointment Smile History & Paperwork Before your complimentary exam, we will ask you to fill out some forms about your dental and medical history. Get here a few minutes before your … Read more

Is Orthodontic Treatment Necessary?

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When you invest in orthodontic treatment, you aren’t just investing in the appearance of your smile. The truth is, an aligned smile can also boost your confidence and build a foundation for a lifelong healthy smile!  However, many prospective patients are unsure if they are the right candidates for orthodontic treatment. They may be concerned … Read more

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrush: What’s the Difference?

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At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, we’re proud to help patients throughout the greater Chapel Hill, NC area achieve better smiles through world-class pediatric dental and orthodontic care. But in addition to providing world-class treatment in our Chapel Hill pediatric dentist’s office, we also strive to serve as a comprehensive oral health resource to our patients. … Read more

How To Get Your Child To Brush Their Teeth

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Oral hygiene is a very important factor in maintaining your child’s beautiful smile but more than that it is EXTREMELY important in maintaining their overall health!  The American Dental Association recommends a standard regimen of brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Staying committed to this routine promotes healthier, more beautiful … Read more

Back To School With Braces

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The school year is starting up once again, and for many of our patients here in Chapel Hill, NC, that means heading back to school with a new set of braces. Starting a new school year with braces can be exciting, but there are a few changes you’ll need to make as you settling into … Read more