The Original Orthodontic Practice in Chapel Hill & Pittsboro!
Voted Top Dentist In Chapel Hill & Chatham County

About Dr. Tammy Severt – Orthodontist in Chapel Hill & Pittsboro, NC

Meet Dr. Tammy Severt

It is truly a blessing to work with people who are committed to their overall health, including oral health, and to provide them with the priceless gift of a beautiful and healthy smile.

As an orthodontist, I feel I have changed lives, one smile at a time, by giving both children and adults the confidence to smile and strive for their goals and dreams. There are many studies on the impact of a smile, both on the giver and the receiver: all positive!

Imagine going through life feeling as if you had to hide your smile. Being unable to smile really detracts from your ability to make connections with others and erodes your confidence. People like these are the ones I LOVE to help – I was one of them as a kid, and orthodontic treatment obviously had a lasting, positive impact on my life; so much so that I decided to become an orthodontist at the age of 13!

— Dr. Tammy R. Severt


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Appalachian State University in Boone, graduated summa cum laude
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Master of Science and Orthodontic Residency/Certificate of Orthodontics, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the first recipient of the Andrew McArthur Brooks Memorial Fellowship

Dr. Severt strives to be the best orthodontist she can be, using different treatment modalities in order to provide patients with the best treatment outcomes. Through continuing education, she stays current on new technologies, techniques, and emerging research. Each year she attends orthodontic meetings, seminars, and lectures, learning from the leading practitioners and researchers in the specialty.


Upon completion of her orthodontic training and master’s thesis, in 1997, Dr. Severt moved to Shelby, NC, to work full time in practice with Dr. Thomas Brown. After two years in Shelby, she felt the pull of Chapel Hill and returned in 1999 to work with Dr. Bill Davis. In August 2000, Dr. Severt purchased Dr. Davis’ Chapel Hill (established in 1967) and Pittsboro (established in 1980) practices.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Durham-Orange County Dental Society
  • University of North Carolina Orthodontic Alumni Association

Giving Back

Dr. Severt and her team members love supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Angel program. Each Christmas, they purchase gifts for 18-20 children in Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties. Additionally, Dr. Severt supports multiple charities, schools, and programs.

Beyond the Practice

Dr. Severt grew up in Jefferson, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. She has called Chapel Hill home for so long now, she feels like a native. When not creating smiles, Dr. Severt is usually enjoying time with her husband and daughter, and the family cat, Jack.

When time allows, Dr. Severt loves to travel, read great books, and watch PBS Masterpiece period dramas.

Learn More About Dr. Tammy Severt – Orthodontist in Chapel Hill & Pittsboro, NC – Schedule Your Appointment Today!

To experience our 5-star orthodontic treatment, schedule your Complimentary Severt Smile Assessment today by calling 919-929-2365 to reach our Chapel Hill office or 919-542-5481 to reach our Pittsboro office. You may also click here for our convenient online form.

Your assessment includes:

  • Discuss Your Goals & Concerns
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Thorough Exam
  • Custom Treatment Plan
  • Receive complimentary teeth whitening at the end of your treatment!

During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our offices, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Chapel Hill & Pittsboro, NC, our doctors and team at the practice of Dr. Tammy R. Severt also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Carrboro, Siler City & Hillsborough, NC & the surrounding areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Orthodontist in Chapel Hill & Pittsboro, NC

"Dr. Severt and her staff are incredible. They have always been very professional and caring of your needs. She has handled dental care for my daughter and me. If you are in need of dental care, then I highly recommend this team."

- Sonia L.

"My family has been well served by Dr. Severt and her team for a few years now. I am grateful that they have been a part of watching our kids mature over the course of their orthodontic treatment. They provide great results for adults, too!"

- Kelly B.

"Both of my girls had orthodontic treatment with Dr. Severt and both experiences were great. The office staff are friendly and helpful. We never had a difficult time getting an appointment when we needed one and their payment plan made treatment affordable for our family. We highly recommend Dr. Severt!"

- T. Jones

"Dr. Severt is the best and her staff is first rate. Everyone is friendly and patient. My daughter feels very comfortable whenever she visits."

- Jim M.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Tammy Severt DDS. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

You are invited to have a complimentary consultation to discuss your goals and have all your questions answered.

Discuss Your Goals With Our World-Class Doctors

In-Depth Examination With Digital X-Rays

Provide You A Custom Treatment Plan

Discuss Affordable Financing Options

Bonus: Free Teeth Whitening After Treatment

Our Chapel Hill Office
101 Conner Dr., Ste. 401
Chapel Hill, NC 27541

Phone: 919-929-2365

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Our Pittsboro Office
35 Thompson St., Ste. 103
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Phone: 919-542-5481

Tuesday or Wednesday (rotating): 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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