Great experience...good instruction, very helpful
, 08 Jun 2015
Loved the service and how the staff where caring and friendly. As a working adult they made appointments easy to make,. Would recommend Davis and Davis for orthodontics, Thank you for making me smile!!!!
, 17 Jun 2015
The best!
, 03 Jun 2015
Like the dr
, 11 Jun 2015
Really nice staff and overall very happy with how everything turned out!
, 06 Apr 2015
You were patient with my girls. They took a long time.
, 08 Jun 2015
We are very pleased with Davis and Davis, they work around our child's school schedule and do their best to see us as soon as possible if there is a concern.
, 17 Jun 2015
Great service and nice workers!
, 05 May 2015
Very professional and friendly. Willing to work with you on your child's unique needs.
, 19 May 2015
Dr. Dale has treated all 3 of my boys. We were extremely happy with the service and results on all 3. We have and will still continue to recommend Davis & Davis to others.
, 22 Jun 2015
Wonderful experience! All 5 of my children have worked with Dr. Dale and staff. All were great to work with
, 09 Jun 2015
Great first experience visiting the office and meeting everyone.
, 26 Jun 2015
Very friendly staff. Short wait for appointments. Two children have had braces and have beautiful smiles!
, 03 Jun 2015
Very friendly with a relaxed atmosphere.
, 22 Jun 2015
Dr. Davis and Staff are always very friendly, accommodating. We had a experience where there was a mix up with my daughter and what was being done. I like that they were very apologetic and willing to make the situation right )
, 04 May 2015
Great office environment! The staff is professional and friendly. Patient satisfaction and input is valued.
, 30 Apr 2015
We love the personal attention we receive every time we come.
, 02 Jun 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.
, 11 Mar 2015
Very friendly and amazing!
, 16 Jun 2015
Great friendly staff
, 09 Jun 2015
Everybody is very friendly. They did a wonderful job on my teeth.
, 04 May 2015
Good
, 22 Apr 2015
Staff is very friendly
, 12 Mar 2015
Always convenient and friendly!
, 16 Jun 2015
Our second child is in braces using this office. Staff and Doctors have all given wonderful service!
, 23 Jun 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.
, 02 Jun 2015
Everyone is very friendly and they always make you feel welcome. My teeth turned out fantastically!
, 27 Apr 2015
Good
, 16 Jun 2015
We love Davis and Davis!!!
, 11 Jun 2015
Such friendly and helpful staff!
, 30 Jun 2015
Invisalign

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.