Clear Aligners

The team at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry makes achieving a great smile easy and convenient. Have you considered fixing crowded or crooked teeth but want a more discreet solution than traditional metal braces? Our team offers two state-of-the-art clear aligner services in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Contact our team today at 888.339.8108 to learn more about our orthodontic treatments and the average cost and benefits of clear aligners.

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What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners, like Invisalign and Spark, allow patients like you to modify or correct your smile easily and more discreetly than metal braces. You can feel confident with a nearly-invisible aligner.

These clear trays are made from a strong plastic material that fits snugly over your teeth. The trays gradually move your teeth until they reach the desired location. While metal braces require manual adjustments, moving on to the next phase of treatment with clear aligners simply requires you to switch trays. Our team also provides many helpful tips for keeping your smile and trays fresh and clean.

What Do Orthodontists Treat with Clear Aligners?

Dr. Clifton can treat a variety of issues with different types of clear aligners:
These conditions can lead to dental problems in the future if left untreated, so getting orthodontic treatments like clear aligners is essential for proper oral health.
Dr. Clifton discusses orthodontic treatment plan options with a patient.
a woman inserting invisalign clear aligners in her mouth

What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

Apart from being nearly invisible, clear aligners offer many benefits that metal braces can’t match—such as:
At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, clear aligners are also custom-made, so you don’t have to worry about them not fitting.

What Types of Clear Aligners Do We Offer?

Our team offers 2 types of clear aligners. Dr. Clifton can help you choose which best suits your orthodontic treatment plan.

a gray and white invisalign clear aligners logo


The Invisalign System uses clear, removable trays called aligners to straighten teeth. They are convenient for discreet treatment and pop out easily for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

When you start treatment, our team will bond some small, clear attachments to your teeth depending on where each tooth needs to go. You’ll then receive a series of trays, wearing each one for a few weeks to gently and gradually move your teeth.

gray and white spark clear aligners logo

Spark Aligners

Spark Aligners are made of TruGEN, designed to be clearer and experience minimal aligner staining. The polished and scalloped edges provide a comfortable treatment experience, too.

You’ll receive a series of trays that you can expect to switch every two weeks. Each time you graduate to a new set of trays, you may experience slight pressure and discomfort like any other clear aligner.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners can inconspicuously spruce up or correct many orthodontic challenges. Dr. Clifton can determine whether these invisible aligners are correct for you, from gaps to crowding, overbites to underbites.

Are Invisalign or Spark Clear Aligners Right for You?

Request a free consultation with Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry today at 888.339.8108. Ask about our clear aligners services in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Clifton and our team will design an orthodontic treatment best suited for your smile.

Adult receiving Invisalign clear aligners.

Clear Aligners For Adults

Not sure you want to be saddled with a metal mouth as a young (or young-at-heart) professional? Invisalign and Spark Aligners can help you discreetly achieve noticeable results in no time. And because you swap trays yourself, you likely won’t have to disrupt your work schedule as much for adjustments.
a man on an orthodontic chair receiving care by an orthodontic specialist

Clear Aligners For Teens

Is your teen worried about how they’ll play a woodwind instrument with braces? Or how they’ll look for picture day? Invisalign and Spark Aligners make orthodontic treatment accessible and less disruptive to your kiddo’s life. As long as they wear them—and don’t lose them—clear aligners could be a great option for treatment.