Looking in the mirror and seeing not aligned teeth in your mouth or in the mouth of your kids can prove unsettling. Fortunately, Orthodontists are available to help your family deal with these struggles and to learn how braces align jaws.
What an Orthodontist Does
When you see alignment issues with your bottom and top teeth, you may think of going to a regular dentist. However, a dentist is different from an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dental professionals focus specifically on braces. They can work with you to select the right type of braces. For example, some people will need traditional braces; others will be candidates for Invisalign or braces behind the teeth. Working with an orthodontist helps to determine the best plan.
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.