Who doesn’t love a beautiful smile? Come to think of it, who doesn’t love a smile, period! I feel very fortunate to work in an environment where people are smiling; and as a bonus, I get to participate in the creation of those smiles.
You don’t need perfect teeth to smile, but perfect teeth can certainly enhance a smile. When your confidence to smile is increased through orthodontics, your smile becomes more authentic; you can see the difference not just in the teeth, but in the eyes. The eyes light up when someone is smiling confidently.
I knew I wanted to become an orthodontist after being an orthodontic patient in my tweens. Going to the orthodontist was so much fun. It didn’t matter that my teeth got a little sore a few hours after my appointment. The orthodontist and staff were always smiling and it was just a cool place to go.
Of course, I didn’t mind a little break from school now and then. The warm and friendly environment that my orthodontist created ignited a passion that inspired me to choose a career I love, and as a bonus, I also got straight teeth.
My practice philosophy stems from my experience when I went through orthodontic treatment. I want all patients that come to TC Orthodontics to feel relaxed and enjoy the experience ... perhaps even be inspired. My goal is to create an experience where our patients want to come to our office just to have fun. Maybe my staff and I will even see those eyes start to sparkle.
Dr. Chad Kelly was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology, and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During his final year at Tufts, he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society.
Dr. Kelly completed his formal dental training at New York University. After a two-year residency, he was awarded an orthodontic specialty certificate in 2000. He has been in the private practice of orthodontics in the Twin Cities since 2000 and has had the joy and honor of creating thousands of beautiful smiles. Dr. Kelly is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Minnesota Dental Association. Dr. Kelly founded TC Orthodontics in 2012.