Excellent service!
from Freeland, 17 Aug 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
Liked the drawing board.
from Sanford, 04 Aug 2015
Great as always
from Freeland, 13 Aug 2015
Fabulous office the entire staff always goes above and beyond the call of duty.
from Hemlock, 11 Aug 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
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
Dr. Dale and his staff are very professional and nice. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
from Midland, 07 Oct 2015
Davis and Davis was great. They were good throughout the whole process. My teeth look great and I am very happy with my results. Thank you.
from Midland, Mi, 02 Jun 2015
Very efficient operation. Friendly staff.
from Midland, 03 Mar 2015
I enjoyed getting the wooden nickels:)
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Very impressive organization. Friendly employees. Thorough examination and explanations.
from Midland, 20 Oct 2015
I've been very impressed with the progress in my son's teeth in the year we've been with Davis & Davis. The staff is professional, courteous, and helpful. The appointments are always running on-time, which is so important with busy schedules!
from Midland, 07 Oct 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
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
Great job Dr. Dale!!! Braces off and straight teeth in 9 months!!! Great experience with Dr. Davis and his whole wonderful staff!!
from Midland, 11 Mar 2015
Everyone on Dr. Dale's staff were always wonderful and helpful. Dr. Dale always took time to answer our questions and make us feel comfortable during the entire time. It was a welcoming experience for our son and the games and prizes gave it that extra touch. I would highly recommend you choose Dr. Dale.
from Auburn, 07 Oct 2015
Very pleasant and informative appointment. My daughter was addressed appropriately by all staff and was made very comfortable. She is excited for her next appointment.
from Midland, 17 Oct 2015
Always willing to work with families schedules, friendly staff, wonderful group to work with.
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Good experience. Lots of great information.
from Midland, 25 Aug 2015
Really great.
from Midland, 05 May 2015
Excellent staff
from Bay city, 23 Jun 2015
Very good!
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Davis & Davis has been a very comfortable and pleasing experience. I recommend Davis & Davis! Thank you.
from Sanford, 29 Jun 2015
Friendly, courteous, informative, clean, patient centric, well referred by other patients
from Saginaw, 02 Sep 2015
Good service, given in a timely manner.
from Midland, 02 Jun 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
The best!
from Midland, 03 Jun 2015
We got in right away.
from Freeland, 01 Jun 2015
Wonderful staff! Always prompt and punctual!
from Saginaw, 22 Jun 2015

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.