VanderWall Orthodontics
Clay VanderWall, DDS:
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VanderWall Orthodontics
Clay VanderWall, DDS (Orthodontist)

Raleigh, NC













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Lynda Drye (Source: Google)


Super efficient office staff! I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes for any appt in the last 2 years. They are very friendly. Dr. V is great and everyone who works there seems very happy to be there. I am very happy with the end result of having my braces. Today was my last retainer check, so I have completed the braces process. Would I do it again? Absolutely with Dr. V and his staff!!!

Lauren Swilley (Source: Google)


Dr. Vanderwall and his staff are amazing! They go above and beyond to make sure their patients feel at home (when any dental setting can cause anxiety, no matter if it is an elected procedure like braces). From the time you walk in, you feel appreciated and cared for. Erin always does such a great job keeping the front going with efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy. No matter if you’re 12, 20 or 60– I promise you won’t regret using Vanderwall Orthodontics!

Zachia Jones (Source: Facebook)


Absolutely amazing!!! Dr. Vanderwall and his staff took very good care of me. They informed me of what they were doing throughout the entire process. They are always smiling, super friendly to BOTH patients and each other. You can tell the staff enjoys being at work. I wish all my children could come to him. I had a very good experience there. No complaints at all. I look forward to my new smile.

Jaquita (Source: Google)


I just recently met Dr. Vanderwall, I’d been a patient of Dr. Gilbert’s in the past. Had an emergency situation and called the office to find out Dr. Gilbert had retired. You can tell when a business is ran professionally and when a business cares about their employee’s, I hadn’t been to the Horizon office in 9 years and ALL of the original staff is STILL there!! That’s impressive!! Dr. Gilbert was AWESOME and there couldn’t be a more BETTER person to take over other than Dr. Clay Vanderwall!! I met him and it felt as if I’ve always known him. Dr. Vanderwall went above and beyond assisting me with the issue that I had. I walked out of his office feeling 100% and he made my smile MORE beautiful than it already was 🙂 I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Vanderwall to make you and YOUR smile stand out in a crowd!! Thank you Dr. Vanderwall and staff!!

Kelley Wekheye (Source: Google)


My husband had braces applied at this location. He felt the staff was very personable and welcoming. Very reasonable priced rates on services. The patients are treated respectfully and welcomed by name when entering the office. In case of emergency, the make adjustments to fit you in right away. My husband broke a bracket several times and they were able to fit him in immediately to replace. We would highly recommend this practice.

Darlene Loop (Source: Google)


A big thank you being sent out to Vanderwall Orthodontics. Natalie got her braces off today after two years! This was an amazing accomplishment considering other practices recommended jaw surgery and/or could not provide treatment. Dr. Vanderwall devised a carefully thought out treatment plan and kept us informed throughout. He was so personable and the staff is always friendly! I would highly recommend this practice. As an adult, I had orthodontic treatment performed at this same office. I had such a positive experience then and can say without a doubt this was the best decision. Yes, we live in Wake Forest but the personal treatment and overall cost savings was well worth the drive!!

Maggie E (Source: Google)


I’m not one to write reviews, but Dr. VanderWall’s bedside manner is simply above and beyond. My 9 year old recently got braces on her top 4 teeth. She plowed through the wax in the first 2 days (She didn’t realize that you can’t keep taking it out and putting a new piece on every few seconds). I was in CVS buying more wax when Dr. VanderWall happened to call to check in on my daughter. I explained what I was doing and he offered to bring ME more wax. Who does that? While I would never would have let him go out of his way for wax, the fact that he offered solidified what I had already surmised. Very kind, very professional, excellent bedside manner and extremely considerate. We are new patients,and I really appreciated his cautious approach when determining the best plan for my daughter’s needs. Unless we move or my other two children are gifted with straight teeth, I imagine he’ll be seeing my family for awhile. Highly recommend this practice to anyone in the area.

Nichelle Edwards (Source: Google)


I just started with Dr. VanderWall and I’ve already been very impressed. The staff were nice, patient, and informative. And Dr. VanderWall himself was awesome! He always had a smile on his face. And took very good care of me in the office and even gave me a call to make sure all was well with my first week of wearing the braces. Love my first experience and looking forward to more!

C M (Source: Google)


I found Dr. VanderWall after researching several orthodontists in Raleigh. Once we visited his office for the consultation we knew he was our first choice. Almost a year later we know we definitely made the right choice. Dr. VanderWall is a very good orthodontist, he’s extremely friendly, thorough and he genuinely cares about achieving the best results. My daughter’s teeth look awesome already and she has had her braces on less than a year. I highly recommend him.

Dana Elhertani (Source: Google)


I wouldn’t have wanted my braces experience any other way! I just got my braces off and they came out PERFECT! My sisters both got their braces on and off by a different orthodontist, and we all agree that Dr. Vanderwall did the best job on my mine. I’ve been getting compliments left and right on smile, and it’s all thanks to Dr. Vanderwall and his incredible staff. You can put your trust in Dr. Vanderwall, he knows what he’s doing and he does it VERY well. He’s extremely nice too!

Marcus Carraway (Source: Google)


I have two kids wearing braces currently. They were apprehensive at first, but Dr. Vanderwall and the staff quickly put them at ease. We were amazed at how quickly my daughter’s front teeth were straightened and the gap in my son’s front teeth disappeared. Jessica is especially friendly and gentle with the kids each visit, as the braces are adjusted and the kids pick new colors for the bands on their braces. There is a running competition between them to pick the most relevant colors……to match holiday themes, favorite sports teams, etc. Dr. Vanderwall takes the time to explain what he is doing, the progress we are making and how the kids are responding to his treatment plan. Dawn and Erin in the front office are always willing to work with me on schedules and payments. They are extremely helpful and friendly. We are about a year and a half into our experience with Vanderwall Orthodontics. I have recommended them to several parents without hesitation. Overall, I would rate them with 5 stars.

Monica Davis (Source: Google)


I would recommend this orthodontist to anyone! They are very helpful when it comes to making payments towards getting your braces done also once you’ve finished the process you will have the best smile you could ever imagine! The staff are very friendly as well! Thanks for giving me such a great smile and experience!

Shaquita Celestine (Source: Google)


I loved, loved, loved my experience at Vanderwall Orthodontics. It felt like family every time I came in the office which made this process that I thought would be gruesome actually fun!!! Dr. Vanderwall and all the staff are very attentive and friendly and go out there way to make sure your experience is a good one. I was put on a payment plan I could afford and as of 7/22/15 I’m finished with my treatment and I have a smile that I will be showing off from now on!!! Wish I could post a picture…I’m smiling yall and it feels awesome! IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT BRACES YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM A CALL, you will be glad you did!!! Thanks Vanderwall Family!

Kendra McAffity (Source: Facebook)


If you are looking for a great orthodontist and excellent staff, Vanderwall orthodontics has you covered. I went in 99, my Husband went in 04 and my daughter just finished up this year. Excellent service. Best prices in town.

Lynn Iannucci (Source: Google)


I knew my son would need orthodontic work done early on. I’m so glad I went to Dr. VanderWall! He and his team are incredibly courteous, thorough, and so wonderful to work with. I was nervous about my son getting work done at such an early age of 8 (expander for his top jaw), but Dr. VanderWall walked us through the process each step of the way with patience and kindness. I am incredibly pleased with the progress my son has made this past year with the expander, and will absolutely be continuing treatment with Dr. VanderWall when he is ready for braces or any other work he may need. Thank you to Dr. VanderWall and your incredible staff!

Nicole Hunter (Source: Google)


Dr. VanderWall is the best! He does amazing work. Being in my 30’s, I was skeptical to get braces for the second time; however I am so glad I made the decision because the results are stunning and I am forever grateful. On top of amazing work, his staff is knowledgeable, professional, and personable. If I could give more stars, I would! Thank you Dr. VanderWall and staff for the great experience and awesome smile!!!

Miss Warren (Source: Google)


My review is a little delayed. My braces actually came off in November. I am still getting used to my new smile and I could not let Dr. VanderWall and his staff’s work go unnoticed. I am more confident than ever. They gave me the smile I have always wanted and could only dream of….that is until they made it reality for me. I never smiled growing up. Now being a soon to be college graduate all I want to do is smile. Dr. V is a perfectionist and he made my smile PERFECT! I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you all soooooo much.

Lisa Harris (Source: Google)


Not only does my son need braces, but he has an unusual bite. We visited many orthodontists and decided to follow the treatment recommended by Dr. VanderWall. After only a few months, we see much improvement. Dr. VanderWall and his assistants have been very patient, kind, and understanding and have paced the treatment according to my son’s tolerance. My daughter also had very crooked teeth as an eight-year-old. Dr. VanderWall put braces on her top, front four teeth for a year, and now they are beautiful. She didn’t experience any discomfort with the treatment and is very pleased with the outcome. Our family highly recommends VanderWall Orthodontics.

Nichelle de Souza (Source: Facebook)


I just started with Dr. VanderWall and I’ve already been very impressed. The staff were nice, patient, and informative. And Dr. VanderWall himself was awesome! He always had a smile on his face. And took very good care of me in the office and even gave me a call to make sure all was well with my first week of wearing the braces. Love my first experience and looking forward to more!

Ann Gray (Source: Google)


We LOVE Dr. VanderWall!! From day 1 we’ve had great service and quality care for my son. He has braces and is less than half way through his two year treatment. His teeth already look SO great! I really can’t recommend him highly enough. You should definitely set up a consultation to see how he can help you. You won’t be sorry!

Mary Lunsford (Source: Google)


Dr. VanderWall and his staff are amazing! We are always in and out quickly & everyone always remembers our name. We currently have our third child in braces, it has been a great experience for all of them. We had quotes from other orthodontists and he came in significantly less than the others which is also a huge plus.

Art Pfefferle (Source: Google)


Dr Vander Wall, as well as his team and staff, were fantastic! Dr Vander Wall was very personable and communicative throughout the entire process. He always took the time to speak to me and I always knew what was going on. My daughters teeth look great! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or result! Thank you Vander Wall Orthodontics!!

David Starnes (Source: Google)


My daughter and I both have been seeing Dr. Vanderwall for sometime now and without fail, everybody in the office has been courteous, professional, and very helpful throughout the process.And when the braces come off, the staff stays with you through continued treatment to ensure your teeth stay like you want them! If you want or need braces, I definitely recommend going here!

Julie Rendon (Source: Google)


I want everyone to know my story…. I am from Oregon and I am a graduate student at Duke University. While attending an on campus weekend, my orthodontic appliance broke and required emergent removal. It was Friday night and I was thousands of miles from my orthodontist. All dental and orthodontic offices were closed. I searched all emergency dental/orthodontic numbers from the Internet and reached Dr. Vanderwall’s emergency number. I left a message and within minutes I received a return phone call. He met me at his office that was closest to my location and successfully removed my appliance. He went above and beyond to help me. I am not a patient of Dr. Vanderwall’s and he was not obligated see me. I cannot tell you how appreciative I am for the compassionate, generous care he provided to me.

Gay Purvis (Source: Google)


Dr. Vanderwall and his staff are very professional and so warm and inviting. The office is a happy place to visit because everyone there genuinely enjoys helping others. Dr. Vanderwall always takes his time with his patients and the parents of his patients. I don’t know how they stay on time with appointments (I usually always wait at OTHER offices) but we never have to wait. We always go at peak times and the place is bustling, but we never feel rushed. We always feel cared about. Dr. Vanderwall definitely gives back to the community he serves. He has a big heart and it shows in everything he does. I could go on and on. Really, he is the best!

Cherry Brewer _ Staff - EastGarnerMS (Source: Google)


Dr. VanderWall & staff have served the gorgeous smiles of my daughters and mine since joining the location @ Horizon Dr. They provide a welcoming, family environment and get know their patients. It has been a pleasure working with them to create healthy beautiful smiles for our family. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do!

Tiffany (Source: Google)


We love Dr. Vanderwall and his entire team. I have 2 in braces and I am in Invisalign and we can’t say enough good things about our experience. If you want a “one and done” orthodontist, this is not your place. Dr. Vanderwall wants to make sure your teeth and bite look amazing inside and out and will take the time to get it right, even if you need to wear the appliance for a few more weeks. He truly wants you to look your best. Dr. Vanderwall always makes follow up calls to see how you are faring, especially when introducing a new appliance or wires. They really do go above and beyond with their patients and offer extraordinary service and care. Keep up the great work!

Wanda Román (Source: Google)


We are very content with our daughters care at this office. Dr Vanderwall called the first night she got her palatal expander and called the night after her bottom braces where applied to make sure she is doing okay with her treatment, he is also easy to talk too and takes his time to answers questions. His staff is profesional and friendly.

Fancy girls (Source: Google)


Upon my initial visit to Dr. Vanderwall’s office I was greeted by a very friendly and professional staff that made me feel as if we had known each other a very long time. As most people I was a bit uneasy of the unknown….BRACES. The staff at Dr. Vanderwall’s office helped ease my mind as they walked me through my entire treatment plan. Prior to my braces I had a huge gap in my front two teeth as well as many spaces between the teeth in my mouth. During my treatment I witness a transformation in my mouth. My teeth were straightening and filling in the empty spaces. My treatment plan lasted 3 years resulting in a more confident smile. I would recommend Dr. Vanderwall to anyone who wants braces.

Steven David Elliot (Source: Facebook)


My daughter is jumping for joy, because her braces are off. I am ecstatic with what Dr. Clay VanderWall of Vanderwall Orthodontics has done for her. Not only are his services more than affordable his practice is second to none in quality. If you want to learn more about our experience you can reach out to me or call Vanderwall Orthodontics at tel:(919) 518-2644. He has offices in Durham and Raleigh.

Sandra Wittenborn (Source: Google)


We are huge fans of VanderWall Orthodontics and their family. All three of our children have been patients of Dr. VanderWall. We only have one now in braces and we couldn’t be more pleased all around with their services. Absolutely the best hands down! Front staff always courteous and professional. All questions answered with a smile from All that work in the office. And Dr. VanderWall is the nicest and most professional in his care with my children and with us- parents. He always speaks to us about the progress and what to expect the next visit. I highly recommend VanderWall Orthodontics. Not one negative experience since we have been patients since January 2015.