Dr. Jaksa feels the most important decision you make about your child’s future dental health is who you let treat your children. It is all about establishing correct bite and esthetics. Nice-looking teeth will be ruined without correct function. Dr. Jaksa has the credentials and working relationships with appropriate orthodontists to accomplish this task. Your child’s initial visit should be at age 3.
Lake Area Dental has the latest radiology equipment that gives us the ability to take x-rays outside of a patient’s mouth. This means no difficult x-rays inside a child’s small mouth, making your child’s dental visit much easier.
Our goal is to not only deliver the best dental care, but to develop a non-apprehensive dental patient. We help educate both parent and child, so habits and practices can be developed for a lifetime of optimal dental health. Our six month recall system for children is essential to deliver care at the appropriate time, and reinforces good dental health practices in family dentistry. One of the most critical aspects of dentistry for children is space management of the erupting teeth and referral to the most competent orthodontists in the area. Children can have different bite problems which dictate when they need to be treated. Some children with skeletal growth problems require care as early as age six. Late diagnosis can seriously affect outcome and lead to significant future dental problems and treatment. Some children with simple dental malocclusions can be treated at age 11-13, when the primary teeth are lost.
Dr. Jaksa feels that selecting an orthodontist is one of the most important dental decisions for your child’s dental health that you will make. Excellence in orthodontics will lead to optimum dental health, where poor orthodontics can lead to a compromised result with a lifetime of dental problems. Dr. Jaksa has the experience in this dental community to refer your child at the appropriate time, to the area’s most competent orthodontists. Inadequate dentistry for children may lead to future dental problems, TMJ problems and facial muscle problems. This could eventually cause breakdown of the adult dentition and tooth loss.
Dr. Brian DeVoe (Distinctive Orthodontics)
Dr. Walter B. Parsons, Jr. /Orthodontist
Maplewood, Minnesota & Roseville, Minnesota