Orthodontics in Chapel Hill, Durham, Mebane & Roxboro

The Team You Choose Makes All the Difference

At Smith & Heymann Orthodontics, we know a beautiful smile has the power to impact your life in a positive way. You’ll have us right by your side from your first consultation to your last day of treatment, and you'll see your new smile for the first time.

Whether you or your child needs braces or Invisalign, we serve patients of all ages at our four offices in Chapel Hill, Durham, Mebane and Roxboro.

Meet Your Expert Orthodontists

Our Doctors

Spending all of our waking hours (and some of our sleeping ones) focused on smiles is a pretty awesome career. Meet your friendly board-certified doctors, experts in transforming your life through braces and Invisalign.

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Meet Board-Certified Orthodontist

Dr. J. Dempsey Smith

Dr. Smith is a native of North Carolina, valedictorian of his high school, top of his class in dental school and lauded graduate of UNC. But, what sets him apart is his passion for people and what orthodontics can accomplish to improve your life.

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Meet Board-Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Gavin Heymann

Dr. Gavin Heymann was born and raised in the Chapel Hill/Durham area. He loves improving people’s health and lives through orthodontics.

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Meet Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Katya Skillestad

Dr. Skillestad grew up just south of Charlotte, North Carolina, but she was actually born in the former USSR and came to the United States as a baby. She loves seeing the transformation in her patients’ lives and confidence.

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I Can't Recommend This Practice Enough!

“Our family has been patients of Smith and Heymann Orthodontics for many years now, as both our daughters were under their care in their teenage years. I recently decided to straighten my smile with Invisalign, and the entire experience was simple and painless. The staff and doctors there are always affable and thorough, and I cannot recommend this practice highly enough.”

– Jeffrey –

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Effective and Easy!

“Effective and easy Invisalign treatment, painlessly and quickly solved a lifelong issue with my teeth. Communicated the plan and monitored the progress toward a highly satisfactory result. Thanks!.”

– James –

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Best Dental Experience Ever!

“I ENJOYED every visit to Dr. Heymann and am thrilled with my treatment results! Several people recommended him (including my favorite dental hygienist, who was herself a patient of his) for Invisalign straightening. He is knowledgeable, willing to patiently and thoroughly answer all questions, always accommodated my crazy travel schedule, and is generally a pleasure to work with, as are ALL of his assistants and staff. His convenient Durham office is also beautifully nestled into a wooded lot, and I was genuinely sad to leave after my final visit today. If I ever lose my retainer, I’ll look forward to going back and paying them to make me a new one!”

– Kathryn –