Ravi Jay Rajanna, DMD, MSD, an Orthodontist with Lakewood Orthodontics

Get to know Orthodontist Dr. Ravi Jay Rajanna, who serves patients in Missouri.

Dr. Rajanna is a qualified orthodontist serving as the owner & operator of Lakewood Orthodontics with offices in Lee’s Summit and Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Using the right combination of treatment design and cutting edge technology, he provides comprehensive orthodontic care for kids, teens, and adults of all ages. His goal to create beautiful, healthy smiles that will be valued for a lifetime!

“I was inspired to become an orthodontist after my own positive experience with braces. As a teenager with crooked teeth, I was embarrassed to smile, which affected my mood, confidence, and the personality I projected. Enhancing my smile with braces gave me more confidence and allowed me to be the person I wanted to be. Having experienced the transformative effects of orthodontics myself, practicing as an orthodontist is especially gratifying for me…practicing in my home town of Kansas City makes it that much more special” as stated by Dr. Rajanna.

A Kansas City native, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, after which he completed his Certificate in Orthodontic & Dentofacial Orthopedics and his Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree from the Colorado University School of Dental Medicine.

To stay on the cutting edge of the profession, Dr. Rajanna regularly attends continuing education courses, both within the orthodontic specialty and in other dental disciplines. He is also active in a number of professional societies including: the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, the Eastern Jackson County Dental Group, and the Greater Kansas City Dental Society.

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. As an orthodontist, Dr. Grove is responsible for identifying problems with the positioning of a patient’s teeth and with their oral development. He utilizes the most advanced procedures and equipment available to ensure that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile. 

Outside of practicing orthodontics, Dr. Rajanna enjoys participating in a variety of sports (softball, tennis, snowboarding, and kickball) and is a lifelong fan of the Royals and Chiefs. He enjoys DIY home improvement and spending time with his daughter, Olivia. 

A few interesting facts about him are that his favorite superhero is the Hulk, his pet peeve is the lights being left on, his biggest fear is being trapped in an avalanche, and his favorite place to vacation is anywhere in the Caribbean. 

Learn More about Dr. Ravi Jay Rajanna:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1242582-Ravi-Rajanna-Orthodontist or through Lakewood Orthodontics, https://www.kcbraces.com/meet-dr-ravi-rajanna/

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