There is a thin line between smile and laughter – Santosh Kalwar

smileThere is a thin line between smile and laughter – Santosh Kalwar

Taking your children to medical appointments can be a part of life for both the kids and you. And when the smile that brings so much light and joy to your life needs some work, you may find yourself referred to an orthodontist. This may cause concerns, fears, financial worry and even some tears, but have confidence that the process will flow smoothly. Having a bright, straight-toothed smile can do wonders for confidence.

Calming the Storm

Some children, just like adults, are naturally calmer and may not feel worried. But for others, it may be a constant battle to ease their fears about orthodontic work. The ages when this is usually done is between 10 and 18, which can be an emotionally charged period itself. Education is always the best weapon in any battle. Show them their options and let them learn about each process:

  • Braces
  • Invisalign
  • Veneers

Talk about how many people, possibly even yourself, you know that have had braces. Knowing that they aren’t alone and how common it is will be soothing. Also, Invisalign is a less invasive process and may be an option that makes your child more comfortable.

Sea of Confidence

The advantages of a healthy smile are numerous. There are external and internal benefits. On the outside, a good smile brings feelings of joy to others. It affects the mood and thoughts of our peers. The determining factor in a successful interview could be one confident smile. Internally, knowing our mouths, smile and teeth look their best gives us the confidence to smile and laugh without reserve.

Being able to watch your kid give a full-hearted chuckle with teeth bared for all to see is priceless. You and their orthodontist can ease their fears and get them ready for a beautiful smile.

Call McDermott Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Appointment

In Minnesota, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael McDermott to learn more about orthodontic treatments that will give you a gorgeous smile. He has four locations where you can visit to have an examination, including:

• Pequot Lakes – 218-568-5600
• Delano – 763-972-4444
• Brainerd – 218-829-1630
• Baxter – 218-829-1630

At McDermott Orthodontics, you can learn more about these orthodontic devices:

• Braces – ceramic, Damon System or metallic
• Aligners – designed using Invisalign software
• AcceleDent Aura – a device that stimulates bone growth

Call us today to schedule your free consultation with our orthodontist.

There is a thin line between smile and laughter – Santosh Kalwar


13046 Falcon Drive
Baxter, MN 56425

Phone: 218-829-1630