Orthodontic Fact #9 Irregularities of the Teeth is one of the earliest writings about dental deformities, written by Hippocrates in 400 BC
People had known about dental irregularities since 400 BC when Hippocrates wrote about it. Since then, human beings have struggled to correct teeth deformities. During the 70’s, Egyptians used catgut to correct irregular teeth. Over time, the orthodontic practice has advanced considerably.
What are the common teeth deformities?
An overbite results when the lower upper teeth extend beyond the lower front teeth. It may hinder efficient chewing and may also prevent one from speaking properly.
Dr. Michael McDermott earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He followed his undergraduate degrees with a doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with highest distinction.
Dr. Mike then furthered his dental education by earning a masters and certificate in Orthodontics at the University of St. Louis in Missouri.