About Us:

Welcome to Hershey and Heymann Orthodontics!

Dr. Barbara Hershey and Dr. Gavin Heymann are your family orthodontists featuring Damon® System, Invisalign® invisible braces, Invisalign Teen™ and Incognito™ in Durham, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, & Hillsborough, NC areas for over 30 years.
Recognized as Top Orthodontists

Dr. Hershey and Dr. Heymann have been recognized by both Indy Week and Top Dentists as premerier providers of orthodontics in Durham and Chapel Hill.
Find a great smile and have fun too!

At the orthodontic practice of Dr. Hershey and Dr. Heymann, we want you to know that achieving a healthy smile can be a lot of fun. Our office provides a professional and comfortable environment to assess your family’s unique orthodontic needs using the best treatments available.

Getting braces can be a positive experience, especially when you have experienced orthodontists on your team. We provide a variety of treatment options, like Invisalign invisible braces, Invsialign Teen and Damon System self-ligating braces to give you a precise and effective outcome.

We strive to make each of our patients feel as if they are part of a fun family. We offer contests and games to help make your orthodontic experience an enjoyable one.

Contact our office today to schedule your free orthodontic consultation at one of our locations in Chapel Hill or Durham, and be on your way toward a healthy smile.

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Dr. Heymann

Dr. Heymann was born and raised in the Chapel Hill / Durham area. He graduated from Chapel Hill High School and then pursued his undergraduate education at UNC Chapel Hill, where he earned a BS in Biology. He then attended the UNC School of Dentistry where he graduated at the top of his class in 2005. He remained at UNC for his specialty training in orthodontics, where he received the Andrew McArthur Brooks fellowship, and earned a master’s in science and an orthodontic certificate from one of the most well respected orthodontic programs in the world.


Dr. Heymann joined Dr. Hershey in practice in August of 2008, and aspires to continue the tradition of excellence in service to patients and exceptional clinical quality with the latest technology that Dr. Hershey has been providing for three decades. Dr. Heymann is a lifelong learner who regularly participates in continuing education to stay informed about the latest advances in orthodontics and dentistry. He serves as a guest article reviewer for several dental journals, has published multiple articles reporting his research on new orthodontic techniques, and gives lectures to orthodontic and dental audiences alike. Dr. Heymann is an adjunct faculty member in UNC Department of Orthodontics, where he enjoys teaching orthodontic students. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and the Durham Orange Dental Society. Dr. Heymann’s favorite part of his job is the opportunity to meet so many different people and form relationships with them during the course of their treatment.


Outside of the office Dr. Heymann enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Heymann met his lovely wife, Anne, while they both were in college at UNC, and they enjoy skiing, hiking, traveling, and cheering for the Tar Heels. They have two beautiful daughters, Helen and Clara Grace. Dr. Heymann is proud to be part of the Chapel Hill and Durham communities and is active in his church, Christ United Methodist in Chapel Hill, as well as the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club.

Meet Dr. Hershey

Dr. Hershey’s passion for orthodontics brought her to the University of North Carolina to receive her masters of public health and her masters of orthodontics, after completing her BS and her DDS at the University of Minnesota. After years of professional training, she fell in love with the Durham and Chapel Hill and decided to make it her home by opening an office. She knew then these were the communities she wanted to be a part of and serve.

Dr. Hershey has continued her commitment to orthodontics by continuing to be an active part in many professional organizations. She is currently a member of American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Durham-Orange County Dental Society, North Carolina/South Carolina Damon Study Club and the North Carolina Invisalign Study Club. Dr. Hershey’s education is ongoing and she attends numerous continuing education courses yearly. This allows her to utilize the most advanced techniques and technology in the treatment of her patients.

Dr. Hershey knows choosing an orthodontic office can be a very personal decision. That’s why she is committed to having a compassionate, caring team that continues to strive for excellence when providing orthodontic care for you and your loved ones. Dr. Hershey enjoys building lifelong relationships with patients of all ages knowing that she excels at providing them fantastic smiles while creating a sound and healthy bite.

When Dr. Hershey isn’t creating spectacular smiles, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Ali, and her son, Trip. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, and reading medical journals.

Meet Our Staff

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