I really enjoyed the process. The office staff were friendly and easily approachable.
from Essexville, 11 Jun 2015
We are very pleased with Davis and Davis, they work around our child's school schedule and do their best to see us as soon as possible if there is a concern.
from Bay City, 17 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 at this practice are soooooo professional. I had a problem with the edge of my Invisalign liner scraping my tongue raw. When I called D & D at 12:15, Debbie told me that I could be seen in an hour! This meant that one of the assistants would have to interrupt her work or her lunch to see me. The assistant was very gracious, like the entire staff, and adjusted my liner so that it no longer scrapes my tongue. What a wonderful office!
from Midland, 30 Apr 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
from Midland, 20 May 2015
Very nice and friendly
from Midland, 17 Sep 2015
Dealing with Davis and Davis orthodontics for many years for my four children and myself. We have had a wonderful experience with the whole practice from Dr. Dale Davis to his whole staff. They always go above and beyond with all their patients. It is always a pleasure dealing with them and would highly recommend their office.
from Midland, Michigan, 09 Jun 2015
Love Dr. Dale and all the assistants!!! Overall wonderful experience with everything here!
from Saginaw Township, 06 May 2015
Very efficient operation. Friendly staff.
from Midland, 03 Mar 2015
Great service
from Midland, 03 Jun 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
Dr. Dale has treated all 3 of my boys. We were extremely happy with the service and results on all 3. We have and will still continue to recommend Davis & Davis to others.
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
All of the staff was really nice and the end results were incredible!
from Midland, 13 May 2015
This is the best orthodontist and the staff here are incredible!! My daughter and I absolutely enjoy coming to your office and seeing everyone. You are all so friendly and welcoming. It makes us feel great! Thanks again!!
from Houghton Lake, 04 Aug 2015
Did a great job!
from Mt pleasant, 27 Jul 2015
Great experience overall. Thanks!
from Midland, 16 Jul 2015
Thank you for your friendly service! We are very happy with this office!
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
I love your staff. Very friendly and helpful. I'm thrilled with how my son's teeth have turned out. Excited to have my daughter start with her braces now!
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Love the office decor
from Freeland, 27 Jul 2015
Fast, friendly and my son is happy with staff.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Very professional and friendly. Willing to work with you on your child's unique needs.
from Pinconning, 19 May 2015
The staff was always pleasant and Dr. Davis explained each step of the process which was very helpful.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
We have been VERY happy with Davis & Davis!
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Wonderful experience.
from Midland, 27 Aug 2015
Dr. Dale was very patient and took his time to be sure my daughter's smile was just right. This was a very tricky case since her teeth moved exceptionally fast. The end result (for both of my children) is beautiful.
from Auburn, 17 Jun 2015
Dr. Dale and his staff are ALWAYS friendly and make the experience fun and educational for my daughter! Everyone is so friendly and you can't help but smile and share in the happy atmosphere that is beaming in this office. Thank you for all the extra efforts you put in to make the time spent with you such a wonderful experience.
from Auburn, 30 Jul 2015
Excellent, timely service.
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Great friendly staff
from Rhodes, 09 Jun 2015
Friendly and very informative.
from Midland, 05 May 2015

Emergency Care

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they occur we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call our office when you experience severe pain or have a painful appliance problem you can't take care of yourself. We'll be able to schedule an appointment to resolve the problem.

You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to solve many problems yourself temporarily until you can get to our office. If there is a loose piece that you can remove, put it in a plastic bag or envelope and bring it with you to your next appointment. If your braces are poking you, put soft wax on the piece that's sticking out. If the wire has slid to one side, you can pull it back to the other side with needle-nosed pliers, replacing it in the tube on the back tooth.

After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions to your treatment plan.


General soreness

When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth, and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. Stick to a soft diet until your teeth do not hurt to chewing. Irritated gums and other sore spots can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm salt-water mouthwash. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in eight ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously. An alternative (better tasting) mouthwash is the Healthy Gums Rinse by The Natural Dentist. Placing Orabase on the affected area may also help relieve discomfort; Orabase can be found in a pharmacy. If the tenderness is severe, take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or whatever you normally take for headache or similar pain. Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Naproxen Sodium (Naprosyn, Anaprox) actually slow the tooth movement, so it is not advisable to use them frequently while wearing braces.

The lips, cheeks, and tongue may become irritated for one to two weeks as they learn a new posture and become accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this. We'll show you how!



Sometimes discomfort is caused by not wearing the headgear as instructed by your orthodontist. Please refer to the instructions provided by your orthodontist. If the facebow (metal piece) is bent, please call our office for assistance. The headgear should hurt less the more it's worn, so be sure you get in the prescribed number of hours.


Loose appliance

If your appliance is poking you, place wax on the offending part.


Loose bracket

If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, you should leave it in place and put wax on it if needed for comfort. If the bracket or band can be removed easily, place it in an envelope and save it to bring to your next appointment.


Loose wire

Using a pair of tweezers or needle-nosed pliers, try to put your wire back into place. It is okay to use a piece of floss to tie the wire into place: tie the floss around the bracket in place of the missing colored o-ring. If you cannot put the wire into a comfortable position, and covering the end with wax doesn't help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If the end of the wire is still sharp place wax on it.


Poking wire

Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it so that it is no longer poking.