A List Smiles Orthodontics: Enhancing Smiles and Making an Impact

By Kurtavia Burton

The owner and practicing orthodontist at A List Smiles Orthodontics in East Charlotte says she and her team always deliver great smiles and quality service, and they also provide a comfortable, welcoming, environment while providing great dental service.

Sprowl, a resident of Charlotte since 2017, who is originally from the Atlanta area, began her educational journey at Hampton University where she became interested in dentistry following her older sister’s footsteps. After she was accepted at Meharry Medical College, Sprowl graduated number three in her class. She then traveled to Washington, D.C.,  where she completed a one-year clinical residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center learning and doing more hands-on advanced dental cases.

Continuing to shatter the glass ceiling, Dr. Sprowl applied for an orthodontic residency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She later moved to Cleveland and treated adults and children.  

After moving to Charlotte, Sprowl opened A List Smiles Orthodontics in 2019, making her dreams a reality. Sprowl said she is most happy to serve others through enhancing smiles and being a positive role model. No stranger to the community, Sprowl continues to impact through various partnerships with organizations in the Charlotte area.

“I have made it my mission to serve my community by paying it forward and participating in various community events throughout Charlotte,” she said. Sprowl received the Outstanding Service Award for her dedication to service in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. She is also active with the Client Rights Committee, Horizons Kids LLC in Charlotte, and mentors young men and women interested in science-related careers in Charlotte.

Sprowl not only continues to explore her love for science through her orthodontic practice — she said she also enjoys the constant change of being a leader and woman in business. “As a boss, there’s great reward, and heavy leadership and responsibility.”

Sprowl said she faces obstacles every day as an African American woman leader. She operates professionally and does her best to be reasonable and fair, she said. She is a firm believer in pushing the rock forward — which may be hard but is possible, she said. “There will always be an obstacle, but give it your all.” She also encourages others to follow their dreams and reminds them to remember that hard work pays off and everything will eventually fall into place.

Sprowl has some advice for aspiring orthodontists and entrepreneurs. “You must keep working — aiding the hustle,” she said. “Starting and running a business is hard. Be able to adapt and change. Be understanding and vulnerable. Keep going. You will learn a lot about yourself and people. Don’t think of your kindness as a weakness — use it as a strength.”

Great service remains the foundation of A List Smiles. The practice strives to provide fun, friendly, and great service no matter the day. They offer a variety of dental services, including traditional metal braces and Invisalign. A List Smiles Orthodontics accompanies the busy lifestyles of families and accepts all insurances. At A List Smiles you can count on great, inviting service, Sprowl said.

Here’s some advice Sprowl gives to people regarding caring for their teeth: “Remember that water picks are great. Make sure you floss twice a day. And brush your teeth around in circles.”