Meet The Team

At Maddux Orthodontics we offer next generation orthodontic care for the whole family. Our highly trained and dedicated staff is here to help you, every step of the way, on your journey to a smile you will be proud to flash.

Dr. Maddox

Meet Dr. Nicholas Maddux

Dr. Nicholas Maddux DDS, MS is a board certified orthodontist who genuinely cares about his patients. As a gentle and caring orthodontist, he understands how to keep you comfortable and at ease during the treatment process. Dr. Maddux takes the time to answer questions and explain the benefits of each form of treatment.

Born in Virginia Beach and raised in Chesapeake, he attended Old Dominion University where he majored in Biology.  After completing his Bachelor of Science Degree, he attended the renowned Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  Afterwards, he completed a demanding program at West Virginia University where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Orthodontics.

A member of the prestigious American Academy of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, Dr. Maddux has been published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. He was also awarded “Top Dentist” in Orthodontics by Virginia Coastal Magazine in 2017.

Dr. Maddux is married to his lovely wife Kristen, a practicing dentist in Virginia Beach. They enjoy spending time together with their dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Finn (who they admit may be a teensy bit spoiled).

Meet Jennifer, Office Manager

Jennifer joined the Maddux team in 2015 with over 25 years of experience in the dental field. Her favorite part of her job is witnessing her patients’ journey towards a special, life-changing event and seeing firsthand the transformation in patients’ smiles and self-esteem. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She has been happily married for over 10 years to her husband, Kevin. Together they have two children and two cats! Her faith, family, and friends are what she holds most dear to her heart.

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Meet Grace, Orthodontic Assistant

Grace is a proud native of Virginia Beach, VA. She joined the Maddux team in 2017 after attending Practical Dental Assisting and receiving multiple certifications in the dental field. She feels the most rewarding part of her job is seeing a smiling face walk out the door and having close relationships with her patients. Outside of work, Grace loves spending time at the beach and the State Park with her dog, Buxton. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Meet Amber, Orthodontic Assistant

Amber is a Virginia Beach local having grown up in the Kempsville area. She joined the Maddux team in 2017 after attending Practice Dental Assisting in Virginia Beach and completing an externship with Maddux Orthodontics. Amber chose to work in orthodontics because she enjoys being a part of her patients’ journey to their new, perfect smile and seeing the confidence and happiness they gain after their treatments. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her basset hound, Rosco, bowling, bike riding and camping. She is happily expecting her first child in December and is thankful to live so close to her family.

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Harlie Maddux Orthodontics

Meet Harlie, Orthodontic Assistant

Harlie comes to Maddux Orthodontics from Suffolk, VA. She joined the team in 2018 after completing the dental program at Practical Dental Assisting in Virginia Beach. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tidewater Community College with her Associates in Science. She chose orthodontics as her specialty because she enjoys seeing the transformations both physically and in the confidence of patients. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and TV, spending time with her family, friends and her cat Boris.

Meet Sunshine, Orthodontic Assistant

Sunshine joins the Maddux Orthodontics team as an orthodontic assistant. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. Sunshine really enjoys the fast paced environment of orthodontics and making a positive impact on her patient’s lives as their smiles transform over time. She also loves the variety of work with each patient case. One of her favorite parts of the job is getting to see the patients on a regular basis and establishing relationships with them. Sunshine loves seeing her patient’s get excited about how quickly their teeth are progressing. In her spare time, Sunshine loves to spend time with her family and friends, being outdoors, traveling, running, snowboarding, hiking and working out.


Sunshine Maddux Orthodontics

“I would recommend Maddux Orthodontics to anyone. Top notch all the way around! Even if you are in another city, it’s worth the trip. Cleanliness, smiling faces, caring staff, are just a few items that are a bonus to their expertise.”


“My daughter LOVES everyone at Maddux Orthodontics! The last time we went in for an adjustment, she said it was like seeing family. She was extremely nervous about braces until the staff here made it such a smooth and easy process for her. I would recommend them to anyone looking into braces. They are GREAT!!!”


“Amazing all the way around!!! Almost four months into having my braces on, I couldn’t be happier. Amazing team!!!”

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