Very professional and friendly. Willing to work with you on your child's unique needs.
from Pinconning, 19 May 2015
Really nice staff and overall very happy with how everything turned out!
from Freeland, 06 Apr 2015
We were appreciative that Jacob could be seen immediately regarding a problem with his retainer. We had an appointment the next day. The technician who worked with him during the appointment was friendly and efficiently. We were in and out within minutes.
from Midland, 26 Aug 2015
Good service, given in a timely manner.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Dealing with Davis and Davis orthodontics for many years for my four children and myself. We have had a wonderful experience with the whole practice from Dr. Dale Davis to his whole staff. They always go above and beyond with all their patients. It is always a pleasure dealing with them and would highly recommend their office.
from Midland, Michigan, 09 Jun 2015
Great place :)
from Midland, 04 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
Very nice atmosphere with helpful and kind service
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
Very family friendly! Great with kids! Dr. Dale answered all our questions and concerns. Very easy to work with.
from Midland, 06 May 2015
Thank you for making Hannah shine! Her smile is fantastic! ❤️
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
Everyone was really nice!
from Midland, 26 Aug 2015
Enjoy all the staff. They are always able to get my son involved even when he is unwilling.
from Freeland, 03 Jun 2015
Very friendly with a relaxed atmosphere.
from West branch, 22 Jun 2015
Excellent people!
from Bay City, 29 Apr 2015
Love Dr. Dale and all the assistants!!! Overall wonderful experience with everything here!
from Saginaw Township, 06 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
Thanks for taking the time to discuss the best ortho options for our son.
from Standish, 26 Aug 2015
This office is incredibly professional. I've been greeted with postive and happy employees every appointment. They work quickly and effectively. Also, my new smile is awesome!
from Midland, 11 May 2015
Friendly and very informative.
from Midland, 05 May 2015
LOVE this office! Terrific staff and excellent care!
from Hemlock, 11 May 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
from Midland, 20 May 2015
Very friendly staff. Short wait for appointments. Two children have had braces and have beautiful smiles!
from Midland, 03 Jun 2015
I really enjoyed the process. The office staff were friendly and easily approachable.
from Essexville, 11 Jun 2015
Friendly, courteous, informative, clean, patient centric, well referred by other patients
from Saginaw, 02 Sep 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
Becky was fabulous very patient and did a great job explaining every step.
from Freeland, 03 Mar 2015
Great service, love how nice the people are here
from Midland, 22 Jul 2015
Excellent staff
from Bay city, 23 Jun 2015
from Midland, 29 Jun 2015
Very efficient and streamlined appointments
from Midland, 02 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.