Posted by & filed under Uncategorized

Here at Burrow & Welchel Orthodontics we specialize in orthodontic care. As such, in many cases we run across those patients who require oral braces. There are always many different questions surrounding this treatment. We are often asked by those who are not our patients, do I need braces or does my child need braces, and what does that mean? Well, we are here to answer some of those questions.

To start off is a great idea that by the age of 7 your adolescent will have has an orthodontic evaluation. This is because your Orthodontist, who is more than a specially trained dentist, can work to straighten teeth and align jaws, and they can get a good sense of the early issues. They can determine the cause and severity (how bad it is) of a patient’s misalignment of their jaw and/or teeth.

Between the age of 8 and 14 a child’s has lost most of their baby or primary teeth. About this age your youth’s adult or permanent teeth have already grown in. This is when dental braces will most likely be placed, but it can occur later if treatment is set up that way by your orthodontist. Of course that is what we are here for and look forward to any questions you may have, our goal is to help you.

If you or your youngster needs braces, then there are several ways in which it can be approached. The traditional approach is a long term treatment. It takes anywhere from a year to 3 years to complete the process. There are a series of appointments that must be maintained this whole span of time. This is in order for your orthodontist to tighten and check the braces. This can be an ordeal, but with time and patience you and your child will become accustomed to these visits.

Some orthodontists recommend what’s called an interceptive approach, which involves the use of dental appliances — not always dental braces — at an earlier age, while a child still has most of his or her baby teeth. Then, when a child has most of his or her adult teeth, a second phase of treatment is started — usually with dental braces. This second phase is thought by some to be shorter than a traditional course of braces if an early treatment has been performed.

The best choice for you and your child will largely depend on the severity of existing dental problems. Talk with your child’s dentist or orthodontist about the best course of action. There are several other methods to consider as well, that is why it is important to have a great team on your side when considering any orthodontic treatments.

No matter where your child’s issues rest assures that here at Burrow & Welchel Orthodontics we will work to assure that our patients and their families have the best treatments possible. Treatments that are best suited to the patient’s specific needs and the family’s wishes are taken into account as well. Do not hesitate to contact us to see how we can help you today!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Sam BurrowDr Sam Burrow D.D.S., D.M.D. - Dr. Burrow was born in Charlotte and moved to Charleston to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Biology at the College of Charleston. He graduated magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and then stayed to earn a D.M.D. with honors at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Burrow completed his orthodontic residency at University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan and is now in practice with his father at Burrow Orthodontics in the Charlotte area.


Comments are closed .

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.

Learn More
The best orthodontist around. Love the environment, staff, and dentists!!— Jared H.
The reviews listed are from actual patients of Burrow Welchel & Culp Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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