Surgical orthodontics, also known as ‘orthognathic surgery’, is undertaken in combination with braces. This is reserved for severe cases, correcting deficiencies of jaw growth, when aligners or braces alone will not resolve the problem a patient may face with their bite and smile. If Dr. Markey feels your case requires this kind of care, he will liaise with your General Dentist and an Oral Surgeon to ensure you receive the best possible care. To undertake this combined approach we wait for growth to be complete, which is typically around the age of 16 for girls and 18 for boys.
Orthodontist in Waxhaw and South Charlotte
Orthodontist in Waxhaw and South Charlotte
What Our Patients are Saying
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16:27 13 Mar 23
Great experience and looking forward to working with Dr. Markey and his staff.
19:06 09 Mar 23
A pleasant atmosphere and was kept informed about each procedure that was taking place, budget-friendly, very explanatory, and welcoming
15:14 20 Feb 23
I love this practice. The atmosphere is amazing and the orthodontist is brilliant . My oldest daughter had her braces at a different practice and I wish I knew about three leaf back then. Three leaf provides excellent care. It’s super clean. Absolutely the best. Their teeth look so good. The Invisalign on my youngest is turning out wonderfully. The braces on my middle child turned out flawless. We liked it so much my husband is now having his teeth fixed. Truly excellent.
23:13 09 Feb 23
Amazing location and staff!
18:12 07 Feb 23
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21:37 25 Jan 23
Dr. Markey and his amazing staff are incredibly knowledgeable and supportive. My son felt comfortable at all times. I highly recommend them.
18:54 24 Jan 23
Clean and very welcoming environment. Staff is pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent customer service every time I visit. I’ll recommend their services to friends and family members.
23:39 23 Jan 23
Great friendly and knowledgeable staff.
23:28 22 Dec 22
Who knew going to the orthodontist could be fun. Dr. Markey and his team explained everything thoroughly and kept my daughter at ease while putting her braces on. She is 4 days in and her mouth is no longer sore. I highly recommend Three Leaf Orthotics!
19:54 15 Dec 22
Friendly staff! My son just got his braces and everything is going well. I recommend Three Leaf to anyone who is looking for a top notch orthodontist.
16:37 15 Dec 22
02:50 23 Nov 22
21:11 22 Nov 22
Very caring staff. Very clean office. Runs on time. Everyone is super nice. We just started the braces journey and thus far I am impressed.
18:45 17 Nov 22
20:15 24 Oct 22
Dr. Markey is always so positive, upbeat and kind to my daughter and myself. He strives to make her teeth look perfect and explains what's going on each step of the way. The office is also bright and clean.
13:04 17 Oct 22
11:48 13 Oct 22
Nice clean office. Very friendly staff. I did have a lengthy wait for my consult but overall experience was great. We ended up scheduling my sons braces & he’s very happy. All financing thoroughly explained.
01:01 05 Oct 22
My 9 yr old got his first set of braces yesterday. The whole staff is amazing. Can’t wait to see the end result in a few years. ❤️
14:03 29 Sep 22
Dr Markey And his team have been amazing. From walking in the door the first time for a consultation through the process of having the braces we have always felt at home.
13:12 26 Sep 22
This is for Clayton Anderson. He really likes the practice. Everyone is friendly, kind and helpful. They really think of their clients well being and comfort.
13:15 01 Sep 22
Oh my where do I start. As a single parent I’m use to not being able to bring my little one along with me to my appointments. Here they not only made me welcome but my little five year old as well. The customer service is amazing from the front to the back. Mr. Markey is amazing with such a caring personality. This is my first time with braces and I can say my first experience has been the best. My little one is still asking me can she come back to the office or how long will she have to wait till it’s her turn. The work that was done is amazing and the customer service is what sold me I’m grateful .
13:57 30 Aug 22
Excellent place and very polite
18:14 29 Aug 22
What a fantastic experience! My son received TOP NOTCH care from the moment we walked through the door. I was impressed with the thorough evaluation. I had "shopped" several other orthodontist prior to coming to Three Leaf and was impressed with the knowledge, skill, patience, and professionalism. Thank you so much!
17:43 25 Aug 22
Very friendly and informative. Great experience.
13:25 11 Aug 22
14:07 25 Jul 22
Great service and waiting area. The office is very clean and is fully stocked with refreshments in the waiting area as well as entertainment for any siblings. They were very helpful with my daughters braces and explaining everything to both her and I.
12:00 19 Jul 22
Fast friendly service!!!
14:54 14 Jul 22
Great Orthodontics practice. Friendly, professional service and good follow-up. Highly recommend Three Leaf!
14:10 14 Jul 22
15:29 13 Jul 22
We are brand new to Three Leaf Orthodontics, and we have had a fantastic experience. It’s very clean, the staff are super friendly and great with kids. Dr. Markey is amazing and has made this process wonderful for our daughter. We highly recommend them. 😊👍🏻
14:44 07 Jul 22
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01:09 28 Jun 22
20:40 14 Jun 22
You guys are so awesome and nice
23:25 08 Jun 22
The staff are so sweet and try their best to make you feel calm.-Maddie 🦷😄
13:38 02 Jun 22
Great staff, awesome experience. So glad we chose Dr. Markey and team!
16:18 01 Jun 22
19:13 12 May 22
Our son has had a great experience at Three Leaf with Dr. Markey. His teeth look great and it was clear how knowledgeable he is. All of the staff is so nice and helpful. The office is pristinely clean and fun to hang out in. My son loves the rewards program for taking care of his teeth too!
13:23 12 May 22
12:53 12 May 22
Three Leaf is so patient with my kid. They go slow and always tell her what is going on so she isn’t clueless. They make sure you’re comfortable too! If a wire is poking you, they will ask and fix it immediately.
21:24 10 May 22
Three Leaf Orthodontics has been great! After talking with other orthodontic practices in the area, we felt Three Leaf Orthodontics was the best fit. My son is very happy with the staff here, they have all been so friendly and patient. We highly recommend this practice.
04:37 10 May 22
14:20 09 May 22
I LOVE Three Leaf! Dr. Markey is fantastic! As a Dental Hygeinist I highly recommend him and his team! I just had my wire and bands just changed on Monday and Kim was my Assistant- I cannot say enough good things about her! She has a gentle touch, attention to detail- my wire is perfect! I look forward to my next appointment!Thank you!Cara
15:30 08 May 22
03:28 07 May 22
The doctor is very fun with kids and Easy to talk to. The entire staff is friendly and the appointments are on time.
20:18 06 May 22
Dr. Markey is super friendly, caring and thorough. He makes the patient and parent alike feel comfortable. He walks you thru the process and spends adequate time reviewing, answering questions and guiding on next steps etc. The technicians are skilled, friendly & helpful. The front office staff is friendly, polite & helpful. The facility is spotless and welcoming. My 9 year old twins both wear braces & expanders and the process has been seamless. Highly recommend!
20:12 06 May 22
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18:56 05 May 22
Really appreciated the creativity and expertise for my son's complicated mouth. 3 Leaf was able to give me a treatment plan that was continuous over 3 years to best help correct growth. Also having a continuous 3 year plan enabled health insurance to cover more (woohoo!) I was going to have to pay way more out of pocket with the 2 other orthos I had previously seen.
01:24 05 May 22
Dr. Markey is fantastic he does great work interacts so well with the kids and gives you a great up front comprehensive treatment plan that makes sense !!! Highly recommend three leaf!!! Great facility as well !!!
19:34 04 May 22
15:55 04 May 22
Welcoming experience every visit!! Very professional and great work.
17:39 02 May 22
Three Leaf Orthodontics is the best practice in the area! We visited several different practices before finding Three Leaf and knew instantly that it was the place for us. Dr. Markey is so knowledgeable that his plan sets you at ease, but he has the ability to make you feel like family. The whole office staff is so kind that we actually look forward to our visits. So happy to be a part of the Three Leaf family!
17:11 27 Apr 22
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17:51 25 Apr 22
Very courteous staff and Dr. Markey does a good job of explaining to me and my elementary school aged daughter.
14:31 20 Apr 22
Exceptional team and Outstanding service. We interviewed 3 orthodontists and Three Leaf quickly impressed us with their staff, very clean and well maintained office, and very thorough approach to our daughter's dental care. Their prices for the service received is very competitive. Dr. Markey has fantastic bed-side manner and has a spirited upbeat approach to getting the job done. To the entire Three Leaf team - thank you for making our experience so great. It means a lot.
14:11 18 Apr 22
Dr. Markey and his office have been fabulous!! He has been great with my both of my daughters’ treatments, has explained progress and updates clearly at each visit so we understand what changes he is making and why, and has even taken time to get to know us personally along their orthodontic journey. The staff is terrific as well - extremely helpful and flexible. I highly recommend!
19:39 14 Apr 22
Myself and two sons are all patients of Dr. Markey. We are thrilled with the results of our Invisalign and love Dr. Markey and his staff.
18:37 11 Apr 22
Dr. Markey and his team are fantastic. Great location for our family and beautiful office too!
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19:57 05 Apr 22
An incredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff. Love this group of professionals. 🙌🏻🙌🏻
21:03 25 Mar 22
Dr. Markey and team is absolutely amazing! Wonderful group of kind and positive staff! Dr Markey is kind, great and very knowledgeable!Highly recommend Three leaf!
11:05 25 Mar 22
Three Leaf Orthodontist is a great practice. The office staff is friendly and welcoming. The clinical workers are efficient and also very kind. Dr. Markey is fantastic. He is gentle, kind and a great communicator. He has kept up informed throughout the process.
19:41 24 Mar 22
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13:28 23 Mar 22
Dr. Markey is super personable and we love seeing Kim, who has the art down of working in little kids’ mouths! She’s very good!
00:52 23 Mar 22
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13:18 22 Mar 22
Three Leaf are the best!Service, Team, Dr Markey - simply everyone and everything is outstanding.Always transparent and supportive. My girls love their visits and the results are amazing.
13:18 21 Mar 22
Dr. Markey has been so patient and kind with our 7 year old and getting him comfortable with the braces process. Dr Markey and his staff demonstrate compassion and patience with him, making sure they were able to complete the first round of braces application with minimal fear! Our son is so proud of his braces and his friends say he is the coolest in school now sporting his 4 brackets!
14:32 18 Mar 22
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21:11 14 Feb 22
After discussing my son's course of treatment with multiple orthodontists in the SouthPark area, we were immediately sold on Three Leaf Orthodontics. It was clear Dr. Markey and his team are focused on the big picture and ensuring things are done correctly vs. rushing through the treatment. They clearly explained every step of the process in a way my 8 year old could understand and made him (and us) feel comfortable. We're only in the beginning stages of treatment, but we are so excited for the results and know the Three Leaf team will be with us every step of the way.
16:14 10 Feb 22
Three Leaf Orthodontics I where you want to be. The staff are so friendly and make every visit an amazing experience. We shopped around and interviewed several orthodontists before deciding to use Dr. Markey and we couldn’t be happier.
23:37 07 Feb 22
14:50 07 Feb 22
I spent a long time visiting and contacting different orthodontists around the county before deciding on Three Leaf and I am really glad that I did. Dr. Markey is an incredibly kind, patient and knowledgeable orthodontist who makes going to our visits a pleasure. He is a true professional who understands the importance of creating beautiful smiles, while also forming caring relationships with his patients. The staff at Three Leaf is also amazing. They go out of their way to work with our busy schedules and are always polite and cheerful. I would confidently recommend this practice to anyone who wants great results from great people!
15:04 04 Feb 22
So great at explaining the process and easing the mind of the patient and parent.
09:44 04 Feb 22
3 leaf has been great for us. We interviewed several orthodontists in the area and found Dr. Market to be very knowledgeable, reassuring and has a plan for our specific situation. His staff though is also top notch. They have been safe during CoVId and still are always on time, pleasant and proactive. They even offered easily and manageable payment options. Couldn’t ask for more.
21:24 03 Feb 22
Three leaf orthodontist is by far the best dentistry. They make sure all clients are comfortable and relaxed. They don’t make a big deal if you accidentally pop off a bracket and they are really funny. It really is a great environment and it truly is a family there. I was with three leaf orthodontist for about 2 years and I can’t belive I was so sad to get my braces off. I was excited to get them off but hated that I had to leave three leaf.
18:34 03 Feb 22
23:16 31 Jan 22
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14:05 31 Jan 22
02:39 30 Jan 22
The Three Leaf Orthodontics is such a comforting and uplifting place! The staff is positive and patient and if you broke a bracket or anything happened they will always reply quick. They are also so much fun to be around and it is never a dread to come back!
17:04 29 Jan 22
Attention to detail and very professional
14:43 28 Jan 22
Best experience by far at an Orto office. Kindest and most understanding staff around. Truly a pleasure!
14:22 28 Jan 22
21:59 25 Jan 22
Dr. Markey and his entire staff are the best! I'm in my 40's and was dreading having braces again after having them for years as a child. But they have done a great job at making braces as quick and pain free as possible. This has been the best orthodontic experience I've had and I would highly recommend them! If I could give them 10 stars I would. Keep up the great work and thank you all for such a lovely adult braces experience. And btw the music they have playing will always put you in a good mood :)
19:16 25 Jan 22
Clean. Beautiful office. Always friendly and inviting.
14:33 14 Jan 22
16:03 12 Jan 22
Dr. Markey and staff are awesome! Been taking care of my family for a while at the waxhaw location and we love the staff.
15:16 12 Jan 22
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20:04 10 Dec 21
Dr. Markey and his team are professional and friendly. From the moment I entered the door, I was warmly greeted. All of his staff were friendly and accommodating. Dr. Markey outlined a treatment plan for me that saved me both time and money. I appreciated his advanced, high-tech equipment and fresh, well-educated approach to my care. My insurance and payment plans were thoroughly explained to me. I am looking forward to my care with Dr. Markey and his team and highly recommend him!
16:03 09 Dec 21
Great team and support!
15:33 09 Dec 21
Our experience at Three Leaf has been great so far. The team is very friendly and helpful.
01:00 07 Dec 21
16:54 02 Dec 21
Great experience overall and I feel very well taken care of! Thanks for all your efforts!
16:24 01 Nov 21
18:07 29 Oct 21
Great experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Dr. was great with them as well and spent time explaining the entire process to both my children and myself.
20:41 13 Oct 21
19:40 12 Oct 21
Great welcoming office, on time, interactive staff ensure the patient’s buy in for treatment.
19:34 11 Oct 21
Very upbeat, modern office. They took time to assure my understanding.
20:04 07 Oct 21
Highly recommend Dr. Markey. Excellent customer service and highly qualified staff. We look forward to every visit.
20:02 05 Oct 21
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22:05 27 Sep 21
21:03 13 Sep 21
We had a great experience at Three Leaf in Waxhaw! Great, high level customer service and they were very thorough from the cost to the procedure. I highly recommend this business!
15:56 23 Aug 21
15:40 21 Aug 21
The doctor is super professional and the team is sweet and nice with my daughter. I highly recommend them!
15:43 10 Aug 21
The office is always so clean and the staff is so friendly. everything was explained to me so well- i didn’t leave with any questions. i love how i always feel right at home!! three leaf is the place to be! thanks Dr Markey!
20:32 04 Aug 21
Doctor Markey and his team at three leaf Orthodontics is amazing. Already being in braces and moving here, they made the process so smooth.