Excellent!
from Midland, 29 Jun 2015
Wonderful experience Great people to work with
from Hope, 20 Apr 2015
Great work! Good experience!
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
Always satisfied
from Bay city, 09 Jun 2015
We got in right away.
from Freeland, 01 Jun 2015
Everyone is very friendly and willing to answer any and all questions I have. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for braces of any kind.
from Westland, 30 Jun 2015
Really nice staff and overall very happy with how everything turned out!
from Freeland, 06 Apr 2015
Spectacular
from Sanford, 20 Jul 2015
Such friendly and helpful staff!
from Freeland, 30 Jun 2015
Great! Staff and dr dale have been wonderful
from Midland office, 11 Mar 2015
We love Davis and Davis!!!
from Midland, 11 Jun 2015
Did a great job!
from Mt pleasant, 27 Jul 2015
You guys did awesome and were always friendly and made me feel at home :)
from Tawas City, 25 Feb 2015
Friendly, fast and great service
from Midland, 04 May 2015
We couldn't be happier with the service we are receiving for our daughters treatment.
from Sanford, 29 Jun 2015
Great service and nice workers!
from East Lansing, 05 May 2015
Everyone is very friendly!
from Midland, 22 Apr 2015
Wonderful service! We love the friendly staff
from Augres, 22 Jun 2015
We love the fish and the welcoming atmosphere.
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Everyone is so amazing, patient, kind, & caring!!! They all went above & beyond to help us!!!
from Midland, 20 May 2015
Excellent people!
from Bay City, 29 Apr 2015
Dr. Dale and his entire staff were so very friendly and informative. Showing Keira how to sign in and giving her a tour of the office really put her at ease. I appreciated the ability to have an initial consultation with Dr. Davis to get an idea what the plan is for my daughter. We look forward to treatment down the road.
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
Very friendly staff.
from Hemlock, 14 Jul 2015
Always a great atmosphere and the Drs and assistants are awesome
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Very friendly and amazing!
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
Nice office and friendly staff! Our entire family has had treatment there.
, 17 Feb 2015
Love it here and will recommend to everyone.
from Auburn, 02 Jun 2015
I really enjoyed the process. The office staff were friendly and easily approachable.
from Essexville, 11 Jun 2015
Very friendly environment!
from Freeland, 22 Jul 2015
Cheerful, friendly, timely, competent staff
from Midland, 06 May 2015
Invisalign

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!

 

Headgear

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.