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Children’s Orthodontics

Give Your Child the Benefit of a Lifelong Healthy Smile

Parents are usually relieved to learn that early orthodontics at Burrow, Welchel & Culp Orthodontics is not about getting braces. It’s about setting your child up for a lifetime of optimal oral health, which is affected by the proper alignment and symmetry of their smile, jaw, and face. Your child’s early evaluation with our pediatric orthodontist in Charlotte and Steel Creek, NC, and Rock Hill, SC, is not simply for aesthetics but will help guide the growth and development of their jaw and teeth – preventing more serious problems later.

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s initial orthodontic evaluation occur by age 7 – the time when adult teeth are erupting. At Burrow, Welchel & Culp Orthodontics, we evaluate erupting teeth to detect issues such as a possible overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles. We can tell if your child will benefit from early treatment, as many potential problems may not be visibly apparent until prevention is too late. Beginning treatment at this optimal time not only ensures the greatest result but also means less time and expense down the road.

Not sure if your child would benefit from an orthodontic evaluation? We are here to answer any questions you may have about the process.

Signs That Your Child Needs an Orthodontic Assessment

Treatment at this early stage may not even be necessary. However, it is especially important to schedule a screening with our orthodontist if you notice any of the following conditions in your child:

  • Crowded or misplaced teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting food
  • Early loss of baby teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Jaws that “pop” when opening and closing
  • Misaligned teeth that close abnormally or without touching
  • Jaws and teeth that are not in proportion to the rest of the face

What Is the Benefit of Early Treatment?

While parents don’t need to rush into obtaining braces for their young children, some oral health issues can be avoided with early screening and treatment, including:

  • Open bites – when the upper and lower teeth are unable to physically touch each other when the jaws are closed
  • Crossbites – when the two rows of teeth don’t meet correctly. A misaligned bite can cause tooth decay, gum disease, stress on the jaw muscles, headaches, and more
  • Speech impediments
  • Injury to protruding teeth

Our Process

When your child comes in for their complimentary appointment, our team will perform a thorough evaluation of their smile and bite. This will allow our experts to determine which type of treatment will be best suited to their needs. We will also take the time to educate you and your child on what to expect from treatment, plus answer any questions you may have prior to beginning treatment.

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 an Appointment With Our Pediatric Orthodontist in Charlotte & Steel Creek, NC & Rock Hill, SC

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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The doctors do amazing work and make you feel like family.— Arlene V.
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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
Steele Creek 11010 S Tryon St. Steele Creek, NC 28273 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
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
Waverly 11835 Southmore Drive, Suite 201 Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
Belvedere 2734 Rozzelles Ferry Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
Huntersville 13605 Reese Blvd. W. Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
Mountain Island 10214 Couloak Dr Suite 101 Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions
Charlotte HQ 1515 Mint St. Charlotte, NC 28203 (704) 334-7202 Get Directions