2919 Colony Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 444-8428
Monday: 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
Meet Your Durham Orthodontist
Dr. Gavin Heymann graduated from Chapel Hill High School and pursued his undergraduate education at UNC Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology. He attended the UNC School of Dentistry, from which he graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the top of his class in 2005. He remained at UNC for his specialty training in orthodontics, and received the Andrew McArthur Brooks Fellowship, as well as earned a Master of Science and an orthodontic certificate from one of the most well-respected orthodontic programs in the world.
Traditional braces continue to be one of the most trusted orthodontic treatments. This is because they are efficient. Overall treatment time can be slightly reduced because traditional braces sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth that other options might. Traditional braces also don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. Durham braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.
Durham braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of simple and complex tooth issues. The components work together to apply gentle pressure, which through regular adjustments with our doctors, will gradually move the teeth into their desired positions. The components are metal or ceramic brackets attached to the teeth and connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
The Durham Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment, rather than brackets and bands. This option is currently the top alternative to traditional braces and is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists.
Made out of comfortable plastic, Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep teeth moving in the right direction! If you don’t wear your aligners as intended, your treatment may take longer. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job.
Invisalign is not always the best option for complex oral problems. It’s ost effective when used to treat common orthodontic problems. A free consultation with Smith & Heymann Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Durham Orthodontics: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctors and expert staff are passionate about providing customized treatment plans for every patient that chooses us for their treatment. When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, your unique lip movements, and individual face shape. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!