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, bite, mouth, and jaw.


When is the Best Time to Start Orthodontic Treatment?

The best time for an early orthodontic treatment exam is by age seven, but orthodontic treatment benefits patients of all ages! Adjusting your teeth for a better bite, easier cleaning, or a more confident smile is a safe and healthy process for all patients.

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Early Orthodontic Treatment for Ages 6-9

Early orthodontic treatments help kids with bite, jaw, and bone structure issues. An early examination with Dr. Clifton helps her determine how your child’s teeth, jaw, and supporting bone structure will grow and develop. She will work with you to create an orthodontic plan that fits your child’s unique smile!

 Early treatments may be used for: 

  • Correcting early, severe bite misalignment 
  • Expanding the palate for proper tooth growth
  • Managing severe crowding issues that may worsen over time

Treating orthodontic issues early in life can make your child’s teeth more manageable and less expensive to care for in the future. Contact Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry to learn more about early treatment

Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

Addressing your teen’s orthodontic issues doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or unattractive! Technological advances allow Dr. Clifton to perfect their smiles with less noticeable appliances like Invisalign, Damon (self-ligating), and braces with clear and ceramic brackets.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Clifton to address your teen’s:

  • Gapping teeth 
  • Crooked teeth 
  • Overbite and underbites
  • Jaw misalignment 

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Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids and teens. Whether you want to correct an issue from your youth or you’re just looking to refresh your smile, Dr. Clifton can help. Our modern treatments offer more discreet options for our adult patients.

Dr. Clifton will pay specific attention to the strength and health of your gum tissues and bone structure in determining which treatment best suits you.

It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted! To learn more about safe orthodontic treatments for adults, contact Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry. 

Schedule a Consultation to Begin Orthodontic Treatment

We want to help you achieve the confident, healthy smile you deserve. There’s no better time than now to learn more about orthodontic treatment for you or your kids in the Chapel Hill, NC,  area!

Schedule an appointment now!