Going to the orthodontist for the first time can be intimidating for some people, especially kids. At Molen Orthodontics, we try to create a friendly, positive environment that makes every person who walks through the door feel comfortable and welcome. We’re proud that we’ve earned a reputation of having a welcoming environment with friendly doctors that make the experience a positive one. We have the best orthodontists in Washington, and they’re the reason why so many choose Molen Orthodontics over other orthodontists. We thought we’d do a Q&A with our doctors so you can get to know them on a more personal level. If you have a child who’s timid about his or her first orthodontic visit, share some of these fun facts about their orthodontist – it may help ease their fears!
First up, we have a Q&A with Dr. Aaron Molen, who works at the Molen Orthodontics Sumner (Bonney Lake) location. Read below to learn some fun and interesting facts about Dr. Aaron!
What’s your favorite sport? Baseball
Favorite book? Anything by Clive Cussler
Favorite food? Filipino food
Favorite musician/band? Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Weezer and The Beatles
Favorite holiday? Christmas
Favorite hobbies? Traveling, geography, trap shooting, enjoying great music, rock climbing
How many kids do you have? Three (two girls and one boy)
Do you have any pets? 1 Rex rabbit, 2 leopard geckos, 2 African dwarf frogs
Have you ever had braces? Yes
What’s a favorite memory from childhood? Traveling to Ashland, Oregon every year to attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Did you play any pranks on siblings growing up? Not really, though I did shoot my little brother in the cheek with a blunt arrow – to even things out I let him tie me up and drag me behind our lawn mower. When my mom discovered what I’d done I got in trouble regardless.
What did you want to be when you were little? A marine biologist or glaciologist
Favorite part of your job? Creating smiles that reflect an individual’s personality.
Do you have any special “talents”? I’m conversant in Tagalog. And I can quack like Donald Duck!
What’s the farthest location you’ve traveled to? Antarctica and Barrow, Alaska. I’ve swam in all five of the world’s major oceans!
What’s one thing on your bucket list that you haven’t done yet? Watch the Aurora Borealis in Iceland.
Anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself? I love my family and they are the source of all my joy.
To learn more about Dr. Aaron Molen, visit http://molenorthodontics.com/about-molen/dr-aaron-molen-orthodontist/.
Get one step closer to having the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted with one of the best orthodontists in Washington!