I've always been treated wonderfully here! I love coming and the results I got with my smile! It changed my life!
from Mount Pleasant, 25 Feb 2015
Such friendly and helpful staff!
from Freeland, 30 Jun 2015
Very friendly staff.
from Hemlock, 14 Jul 2015
Very efficient and streamlined appointments
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Great office environment! The staff is professional and friendly. Patient satisfaction and input is valued.
from Midland, 30 Apr 2015
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Very good!
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Thank you for making Hannah shine! Her smile is fantastic! ❤️
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
We love the fish and the welcoming atmosphere.
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
You all were so great in handling my transfer case when I moved here. Very willing to work with me so that I wasn't out a ton more money and making sure my treatment timeline matched up with my wedding date! Great results and awesome staff! :)
from Sanford, 18 Aug 2015
The staff is nice
from Mt Pleas, 30 Jul 2015
Always a great experience. Very timely with appointments, never a long wait. Very friendly staff with great instruction
from Beaverton, 04 Aug 2015
My son Luke has been coming to Davis & Davis for a couple of years for a retainer to correct his bite. Yesterday at his appointment, he told me that Dr. Dale told him that his teeth look great. He was so disappointed! I could not IMAGINE why he would be disappointed about that, but he said he loves coming to Davis & Davis so much that he doesn't want his teeth to be fixed! Thank you Dr.'s Davis for having games in the waiting room, contests such as the Star Wars one Luke completed yesterday, and wooden nickels used to purchase wonderful items. You make orthodontics fun for kids--so fun that Luke never wants his teeth to be fixed. :)
from Midland, 06 Oct 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
from Midland, 20 May 2015
Thank you , I love my smile.
from Midland, 25 Feb 2015
Good service, given in a timely manner.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
from Midland, 27 May 2015
Great service and nice workers!
from East Lansing, 05 May 2015
Very good at explaining the treatment and takes his time with my son and myself
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
Great work! Good experience!
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
Dr. Davis and Staff are always very friendly, accommodating. We had a experience where there was a mix up with my daughter and what was being done. I like that they were very apologetic and willing to make the situation right )
from Lupton, 04 May 2015
They made my teeth just the way I wanted!
from Midland, 20 Aug 2015
Wonderful experience. Elizabeth is our 5 th to receive treatment with Davis & Davis the team has been great to work with. They are nice and friendly.
from midland, 15 Sep 2015
Great experience...good instruction, very helpful
from linwood, 08 Jun 2015
Love it here and will recommend to everyone.
from Auburn, 02 Jun 2015
We have been VERY happy with Davis & Davis!
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Staff is very friendly
from Midland, 12 Mar 2015
Davis and Davis have been The greates orthonidonst they have the state of art equipment There staff are so friendly and care The greatest
from Midland, 10 Aug 2015
Really nice staff and overall very happy with how everything turned out!
from Freeland, 06 Apr 2015
Love the office decor
from Freeland, 27 Jul 2015

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

When you have braces, it's very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and we can help you choose the right products for your teeth and your appliance.

Printable instructions >

Brushing Instructions
  • brushing diagram

    Brushing: Step 1

    Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

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    Brushing: Step 2

    Brush gently in a circular motion.

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    Brushing: Step 3

    Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

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    Brushing: Step 4

    Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing Instructions
  • flossing diagram

    Flossing: Step 1

    Using a piece of floss about 18 inches long, carefully thread the end between braces and wire. You may find a floss threader helpful.

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    Flossing: Step 2

    Carefully floss around the braces.

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    Flossing: Step 3

    Carefully floss around the gum areas.

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    Flossing: Step 4

    Carefully floss around each tooth.