Wonderful experience Great people to work with
from Hope, 20 Apr 2015
from Midland, 16 Jun 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
I enjoyed the fun contests:)
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Really nice staff and overall very happy with how everything turned out!
from Freeland, 06 Apr 2015
Great service
from Midland, 03 Jun 2015
Great! Staff and dr dale have been wonderful
from Midland office, 11 Mar 2015
Wonderful staff and environment. Dr. Dale was fantastic at explaining all aspects of our consultation, and the office staff is incredible. The office itself is remarkable as well!
from Bay City, 16 Sep 2015
Always a great experience. Very timely with appointments, never a long wait. Very friendly staff with great instruction
from Beaverton, 04 Aug 2015
Great service, love how nice the people are here
from Midland, 22 Jul 2015
All went well!
from Auburn, 21 Jul 2015
Wonderful experience.
from Midland, 27 Aug 2015
Very clean!
from Midland, 03 Aug 2015
Everybody is very friendly. They did a wonderful job on my teeth.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
from Midland, 20 May 2015
The staff was wonderful. Dalton enjoyed his visits and his smile is great. Thank you for a wonderful smile.
from Beaverton, 16 Apr 2015
Visit was awesome!
from Sanford, 04 May 2015
Great team to work with..
from Midland, MI, 26 Aug 2015
Our Davis & Davis family-wide orthodontic treatment has been an awesome experience! I so appreciate the longevity of the staff and their professionalism. Davis & Davis has been excellent for after-care and maintenance of our fabulous smiles.
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
We got in right away.
from Freeland, 01 Jun 2015
from Midland, 27 May 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
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
Everyone is so amazing, patient, kind, & caring!!! They all went above & beyond to help us!!!
from Midland, 20 May 2015
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Very satisfied
from Sanford, MI, 07 Apr 2015
Thanks for taking the time to discuss the best ortho options for our son.
from Standish, 26 Aug 2015
You were patient with my girls. They took a long time.
from Midland, Mi, 08 Jun 2015
Everyone is very helpful and has made our experience wonderful.
from Midland, 04 May 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

For Children

Orthodontics for Children

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.

By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Early treatment allows your orthodontist to:

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child's jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems

For parents, it's not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment.

Here are a few things to look for that may mean your child needs to see an orthodontist:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • A hard time chewing or biting food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
  • Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
  • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.