Orthodontic Treatment in Chapel Hill, NC

At Clifton & Mauney, we offer high-quality orthodontic treatment that matches any busy lifestyle. For over 24 years, we’ve helped people around Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, and surrounding areas find the care they need. 

Get started by scheduling an appointment for orthodontic care with Clifton & Mauney today!

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the alignment and correction of the teeth and jaw. While some believe orthodontics is all about looks, misaligned teeth can increase your likelihood of cavities, physical discomfort, and difficulties speaking and eating. 

Orthodontics corrects these issues while giving you a wonderful smile that can help you feel like your best self.

The Orthodontic Treatments We Offer

Orthodontic treatment has experienced some major advancements in the last few years. Gone are the days of clunky and noticeable appliances. Modern treatment options offer the perfect blend of sophisticated technology and comfort. 

Clifton & Mauney provides many innovative orthodontic treatments that can suit your smile’s needs, including: 

Clear Aligners

Aligner-based treatments like Invisalign offer you smile correction with clear, removable aligners. Wear your clear aligners around 20-22 hours a day and remove them when it’s convenient, all without noticeable hardware. 

a child gets braces to correct an overbite


Braces work around the clock to help perfect your smile. Clifton & Mauney has several innovative braces options for you to explore. Each of these choices are different, so it’s important to find the best one for your needs.

a typodont model of self ligating braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces use a low-profile bracket made of a clear material. They have high-grade ceramic components that practically disappear into your mouth, offering an unbeatable level of comfort.
a typodont model wearing traditional metal braces

Damon Braces

Damon Metal Braces incorporate a specialized design that eliminates the need for elastic ties. This means Damon Braces are “self-ligating.” As such, this design allows for treatment that some patients may find more comfortable.

a typodont model with pink and blue damon braces

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces have been the treatment of choice for orthodontic patients for years with their durability and effectiveness. Using stainless steel brackets and wires, metal braces are a time-tested way to improve your smile.

Dr. Clifton with young patient, possible candidate for early orthodontic treatment

Early Treatment

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should start visiting an orthodontist by the age of 7. This allows your orthodontist to intervene before minor concerns become major issues. Learn more about how our board-certified pediatric dentists help children get beautiful smiles. 

there are three different types of orthodontic retainers, bonded, hawley, and aligners


After completing orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your smile beautiful.  You will continue to be followed by your orthodontist regularly to ensure your teeth remain in correct alignment. When you consistently wear your retainer, as instructed by your orthodontist and orthodontic team, then you will reap the most benefits from your time in orthodontic treatment.

Why Choose Clifton & Mauney For Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Clifton & Mauney will help you choose the right treatment to achieve your best smile regardless of your orthodontic needs. With a variety of treatment options such as Invisalign, braces, and retainers, Chapel Hill patients are able to attain their orthodontic goals in a convenient location with an orthodontist and team that truly care about their smile and overall well-being. Are you ready to start the journey to your best, healthiest smile? Don’t wait. Schedule an appointment online with Clifton & Mauney or call us at 888.339.8108 to discover the perks of a brilliant smile.