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Advanced Orthodontics

Enjoy a Restful Night's Sleep With Improved Breathing & Oral Health

A common misperception of orthodontic treatment is that it treats a problem that is primarily aesthetic. Indeed, the confidence that comes from straight teeth and a beautiful smile can benefit you throughout your life. Orthodontics is about more than looks, however. When a child's facial structure is guided properly, there can be lasting positive effects on the way they breathe. As orthodontists who specialize in advanced orthodontics in Charlotte and Steel Creek NC, and Rock Hill, SC, our team strives to provide orthodontic treatment that does more than straighten teeth – we seek to provide your child with a lifetime of healthy breathing.

Why Is the Way You Breathe Important?

You already know breathing is important, of course. It's a fundamental function of life! What many people don't recognize, however, is the wide spectrum between the states of "breathing" and "not breathing." It's possible to breathe in a way that optimally benefits your overall health. On the other hand, it is also possible to breathe in a way that forces your body to compensate for limited oxygen levels. 

If your body regularly struggles for proper oxygen levels, numerous long-lasting health problems can result, including raising your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. In younger children, chronic mouth breathing has even been definitively shown to change the shape of the developing face.

When Should You or Your Child See an Airway Orthodontics Expert?

If you or your child demonstrates any of the following symptoms, then we recommend an evaluation with our team:

Symptoms in Toddlers & Children

  • Hyperactivity
  • ADHD
  • Chronic lethargy
  • Breathing through the mouth instead of nose
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic nighttime restlessness, waking, or nightmares
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep

Symptoms in Adolescents & Adults

  • Chronic daytime sleepiness despite a full night's sleep
  • Feeling unrested upon waking in the morning
  • Dozing off during activities in the daytime
  • Poor school or work performance
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep
  • Obesity

What Is Airway Orthodontics?

Airway orthodontics seeks to address the underlying cause of obstructed breathing, so you can enjoy a lifetime of optimum breathing and improved overall health. During your initial exam and diagnosis, we will seek to answer the following questions:

  • Has the improper formation of the maxilla, mandible, or other components of the jaw and airway resulted in limited airflow during breathing?
  • Are there other reasons for restricted airflow that are better addressed by another medical specialist?
  • Has the patient had to compensate for limited airflow while breathing? Has this resulted in improper habits, such as accelerated breathing, tongue placement, or body posture?
  • Have these compensations and/or genetic factors influenced the shape, size, or position of the jaw and face?

If we identify any issues that could be helped with orthodontic treatment, we will discuss our recommendations with you during your initial consultation. Airway Orthodontic treatment is most effective in young children before their facial structure has fully developed, but it can also help adults to a limited degree.

Board-Certified Orthodontics Backed by Multiple Guarantees

Our offices have six board-certified, award-winning orthodontists. We proudly offer same-day appointments and treatment starts for your convenience. Additionally, we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all treatments done at our office: all former patients benefit from no doctor fee for re-treatment; all re-treatments only include the cost of supplies.

Our office stands behind our Don’t Miss Work or School Guarantee. With our convenient appointment times, we guarantee you’ll never have to miss work or school for an orthodontic appointment with us!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation for Advanced Orthodontics in Charlotte & Steel Creek, NC & Rock Hill, SC, Today

To experience our award-winning orthodontic care, schedule your Complimentary Smile More Consultation today by calling (704) 334-7202 to reach any of our offices. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Discover Your Options
  • Get Started

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

Why Do People Trust Us? Creating Brighter Futures Through Healthy Smiles
Multiple Guarantees Our mission is to remove any question that we are the right choice. When you choose us we will guarantee you will never need to miss work or school, you will always be satisfied, and your treatment is guaranteed for life. Learn More
Multiple Discounts In addition to our complimentary consultation we proudly go the extra mile to make your decision to chose us even easier. We support military, first responders, teachers, family members of current patients and more. Learn More
Community Outreach Working in collaboration with the Crossnore School and Children’s Home we have proudly helped improve the self-esteem for over 1000 children through free orthodontics and beautiful smiles. Learn More
Flexible Payment Options Removing barriers to quality care is important to us. We don’t want cost to get in the way of the treatment you need or deserve. This is why we offer fair costs, accept most insurances and provide fully customized payment options. Learn More
Your Team Of Collaborating Experts

Led by Founder, Dr. Samuel “Jack” Burrow
Dr. Samuel “Jack” Burrow has been practicing orthodontics since 1978. As a founder of Burrow, Welchel & Culp Orthodontics, he brings decades of experience to the practice and a vision of building a team of experts who provide exceptional orthodontic treatment to people of all ages. Our mission is to offer a one-of-a-kind orthodontic experience. We believe honest, personalized treatment is what sets us apart from the rest. You are not merely a patient here – we take the time to get to know you and fully assess your dental needs before recommending treatment.

Our Board Certified doctors collaborate on your treatment, meaning your treatment will be guided by our team of experts every step of the way. We also back our treatment up with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and a 100% Lifetime Guarantee – our goal is to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.

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I love my orthodontists! The entire team is so pleasant and personable! — Nichole F.
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What to Expect at Your First Visit Our team can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your best smile!
  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Discover Your Options
Multiple Locations for Your Convenience
Charlotte 2711 Randolph Rd. Suite 600 Charlotte, NC 28207 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
University (Mallard) 10320 Mallard Creek Rd. #150 Charlotte, NC 28262 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
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Gastonia 860 Summit Crossing Pl. Suite 130 Gastonia, NC 28054 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
Rock Hill 1033 Bayshore Drive Rock Hill, SC 29723 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
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