Braces Stages

Braces Stages

Do braces straighten teeth in one fell swoop? No.  Braces move teeth in stages.  Here are the braces stages for the Tip-Edge technique used by Dr. Ellenwood. Stage I The first stage of braces is concerned with straightening the front teeth and opening the bite for...

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How Do I Get Ready for Dental Treatment?

How Do I Get Ready for Dental Treatment?

1.  What are the medical conditions that may mean I have to have antibiotic premedication? For years, we would routinely premedicate for heart murmurs.  The recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American Dental Association have changed regarding...

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