DR. MEENA BALAKRISHNAN’S NEW BOOK

“Grin And Wear It: The In-Depth Guide to Your Child’s Orthodontic Care”

– BY DR. MEENA BALAKRISHNAN

Your child’s confident healthy smile starts with you!

Dental health is vital to not only your personal wellness, but your overall well-being. For something so important, your experience should be one you look forward to and anticipate. You deserve a practice that exists in a category apart from all the rest—a “category of one.” Dr. Balakrishnan has created a patient-centric approach to orthodontic treatment that puts you or your child first, always.

Grin and Wear It: The In-Depth Guide to Your Child’s Orthodontic Care will teach you all you need to know about the inner workings and recommendations of an orthodontist, including:

  • Improving your overall health
  • Increasing your self-confidence
  • Reducing your risk of disease
  • Unlocking your full potential


There is nothing more joyful than a child’s smile – give them the gift of a smile that they can love forever.

Enjoy This Sample from Dr. Meena Balakrishnan’s Book…

Why Is My Child’s Smile So Important?

If you are weighing the yes/no and now/later decisions of orthodontic care or braces, you’ll be trying to decide just how important or unimportant it really is.

Some parents feel “looks aren’t everything.” Some think their kid should just be tough-minded about this and not overly sensitive. Some may not have had orthodontic care when they were children and think, Hey, I turned out just fine. I have a great spouse, a good career, friends—so what’s the big deal?

But that was then. This is now: the age of social media.

Social shaming and bullying is a lot worse, a lot more common, and a lot more persistent than when you were a kid. Teen suicide is on the rise, and such suicides share one thing in common: shocked and bewildered parents who could not conceive of their child ending his own life. Sure, they might’ve noticed he was a little depressed. They knew he was being bullied and spending more time home, alone, not leaving his room, but geez, he is a teenager, after all. What once was a few days or weeks of misery contained in the cafeteria with a few bullies is now endless, expansive, and broadcast online to everybody. Behind a computer screen, it can get far nastier than most would dare in person. Sometimes, kids bully each other for no reason, and being a buck-toothed girl or a boy with gaps in between their teeth is enough to exacerbate the situation.


Read more of “Grin and Wear It: The In-Depth Guide to Your Child’s Orthodontic Care” by requesting your FREE copy!

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