Excellent!
from Midland, 29 Jun 2015
I couldn't be happier with the care that is given on every visit. My treatment and results have been amazing. Everyone at Davis & Davis does a great job and are always so friendly.
from Work in Midland / Live in Beaverton, 02 Jul 2015
Visit was awesome!
from Sanford, 04 May 2015
Spectacular
from Sanford, 20 Jul 2015
Good
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Excellent staff
from Bay city, 23 Jun 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
from Midland, 20 May 2015
Great service, love how nice the people are here
from Midland, 22 Jul 2015
Love it here and will recommend to everyone.
from Auburn, 02 Jun 2015
Very good!
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Always satisfied
from Bay city, 09 Jun 2015
Love the staff
from Sanford, 03 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
Great overall service, very nice staff
from Linwood, 22 Jul 2015
Great place :)
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Friendly, fast and great service
from Midland, 04 May 2015
They made my teeth just the way I wanted!
from Midland, 20 Aug 2015
Excellent experience with Davis & Davis. The staff was awesome, very professional and timely. End results are gorgeous!
from Midland, 27 Apr 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
Davis and Davis did a great job. My son was always comfortable coming to his appointments and the time from beginning his braces until they came off was very quick!
from Midland, 03 Aug 2015
Cheerful, friendly, timely, competent staff
from Midland, 06 May 2015
Very happy with the scheduling and I am happy with the results so far.
from Midland, 15 Jun 2015
Fast, friendly and my son is happy with staff.
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
I really enjoyed the process. The office staff were friendly and easily approachable.
from Essexville, 11 Jun 2015
Very friendly staff.
from Hemlock, 14 Jul 2015
Excellent service!
from Freeland, 17 Aug 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
The staff at Davis & Davis is amazing to work with and the make every effort to make our appointments convenient. We called the office due to broken brackets and they were able to squeeze us in that day to make sure Addi's program stayed on track.
from Midland, 06 Aug 2015
Always pleasant and helpful. Thank you Davis and Davis!
from Bay City, 05 Aug 2015
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Life with Braces

Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It's important for you to know how to properly take care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment.

Eating with Braces

Don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances.

Foods to avoid with braces:

  • Chewy foods — bagels, licorice
  • Crunchy foods — popcorn, chips, ice
  • Sticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gum
  • Hard foods — nuts, hard candies
  • Foods that require biting into — corn on the cob, apples, carrots

Foods you CAN eat with braces:

  • Dairy — soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks
  • Breads — soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nuts
  • Grains — pasta, soft cooked rice
  • Meats/poultry — soft cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meats
  • Seafood — tuna, salmon, crab cakes
  • Vegetables — mashed potatoes, steamed spinach, beans
  • Fruits — applesauce, bananas, fruit juice
  • Treats — ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, soft cake

Soreness Caused from Braces and Appliances

When you first get your braces, you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel a little tender or sore. This is perfectly normal and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! To relieve the pain, we recommend dissolving one teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of lukewarm water. Swish and gargle this solution in your mouth for just a couple of minutes (do not swallow the saltwater).

If the pain is more severe and does not go away after rinsing, you can also try taking a pain reliever. It is also not uncommon for your lips, cheeks, and tongue to become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become used to the braces. We would be happy to give you some wax that you can put over the braces to lessen the tenderness. If you need some wax, please let us know.

Loose Teeth

If your teeth begin feeling a little loose, don't worry; this is normal! Your braces must first loosen your teeth to move them into the right position. Once your teeth have been repositioned, they will no longer be loose.

Loose Wires and Bands

The wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance. If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you.

You can temporarily fix the loose wire by using the back of a spoon or the eraser end of a pencil to carefully and gently push the wire back into place. If the loose wire is causing irritation to your lips or cheeks, put wax or a wet cotton ball over the broken wire to relieve the pain.

Take Care of Your Appliances

Damaged appliances can increase the length of your treatment process, so be sure to take care of all your appliances. Your teeth and jaw can only move into their correct positions if you consistently wear the rubber bands, headgear, retainer, or other appliances prescribed by your doctor.

Playing Sports with Braces

Game, Set, Match — we have great news for athletes! You can still play sports even while undergoing orthodontic treatment! If you do play sports, it's recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and your appliance. Let your doctor know if you need help finding the right mouthguard for the best protection.

In case of a sports emergency, be sure to immediately check your mouth and appliance for damage. If you notice any loose teeth or appliance damage, please contact our office right away. You can temporarily relieve the discomfort by applying wax or rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater.