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
Great office environment! The staff is professional and friendly. Patient satisfaction and input is valued.
from Midland, 30 Apr 2015
Thank you for making Hannah shine! Her smile is fantastic! ❤️
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
Such friendly and helpful staff!
from Freeland, 30 Jun 2015
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
Extremely friendly staff, very clean office.
from Midland, 13 Oct 2015
Wonderful experience.
from Midland, 27 Aug 2015
Your office people, your technicians, and you the Orthodontists are some of the most professional people we have ever dealt with. We have had both of our boys go through spreaders, braces and retainers and we have absolutely no complaints with our service.
from Midland, 11 Aug 2015
Light fun atmosphere. Everyone makes me feel welcome and comfortable.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Like the wooden nickels. Friendly staff and Dr. Lisa was nice too.
from Saginaw, 08 Oct 2015
Absolutely the best orthodontist I have ever met! Very helpful and friendly staff! We are so blessed to have been referred to Davis & Davis.
from Freeland, 03 Aug 2015
Love the office decor
from Freeland, 27 Jul 2015
Davis&davis staff is amazing. They always make you feel comfortable with every procedure, they work well with my crazy schedule , and always have a smile on their faces:)
from Coleman, 16 Nov 2015
LOVE this office! Terrific staff and excellent care!
from Hemlock, 11 May 2015
The staff at D & D are so friendly and welcoming. Dr. Dale takes the time to explain treatment options and show before and after (projected) scans of my teeth. I appreciate that they are all friendly and professional, and I am grateful to my family dentist fir referring me to this practice.
from Midland, 02 Mar 2015
Thank you , I love my smile.
from Midland, 25 Feb 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
Wonderful experience! All 5 of my children have worked with Dr. Dale and staff. All were great to work with
from Midland, 09 Jun 2015
It was always a good experience here. I lived out of state for half of the treatment and with all the scheduling changes they were very flexible, making for an easy going yet professional visit. All the staff was courteous and all in all a great choice for orthodontics.
from Toledo, 11 Mar 2015
Very caring staff!
from Midland, 07 Oct 2015
Very good at explaining the treatment and takes his time with my son and myself
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
The staff was always pleasant and Dr. Davis explained each step of the process which was very helpful.
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
All the staff are great and Dr. Lisa is very engaging with my son.
from Midland, 05 Nov 2015
Went very quickly and she was friendly
from Sanford, 20 May 2015
Great experience. We look forward to returning.
from Gladwin, 19 Nov 2015
Everything is very organized!
from Midland, MI, 28 May 2015
Great friendly staff
from Rhodes, 09 Jun 2015
Loved every minute of our time there! Wendy was amazing (especially with my younger kids), very knowledgeable and gave a great tour of the office. Dr. Dale was very friendly and answered all of my questions well.
from Midland, 23 Sep 2015
Great experience with all three of our children!
from Mount Pleasant, 29 Jun 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.