Meena Balakrishnan

Owner, Downer's Grove Orthodontics

Dr. Meena Balakrishnan graduated top of her class from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, completed her orthodontic residency, and earned her master’s in oral sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In recognition of her orthodontic expertise, she has won several awards throughout her career. She received Gold Medals for 1st rank in Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, Periodontology, and Prosthodontics from Bangalore University. She was awarded Master Carver of the Clinic and Research Day at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and received the merit award for Periodontology in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.


Grin and Wear It

Publication Date: August 2018

Getting braces has historically been frightening for some, especially those who are younger and still in school. But if the problems aren’t taken care of, they can only get worse. Due to technological advancements and breakthrough techniques, getting braces isn’t just a pleasant experience, but one that will change a life forever!

Dental health is not only vital to 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 the rest – “a category of one.” Dr. Balakrishnan has created a patient-centric approach to orthodontic treatment that puts you and your child first, always.

In Grin and Wear It, you’ll discover what set Downer’s Grove Orthodontics apart and how they have created a unique environment focused on a comfortable, relaxed experience. You will also learn how to best care for your smile at different stages of your life, using it as leverage to:

  • Improve your overall health
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Reduce your risk of disease
  • Unlock your full potential

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