You guys did awesome and were always friendly and made me feel at home :)
from Tawas City, 25 Feb 2015
Always pleasant and helpful. Thank you Davis and Davis!
from Bay City, 05 Aug 2015
Wonderful staff! Always prompt and punctual!
from Saginaw, 22 Jun 2015
Very pleased so far!
from Midland, 11 May 2015
Great office environment! The staff is professional and friendly. Patient satisfaction and input is valued.
from Midland, 30 Apr 2015
Great experience! Dr. Dale, the staff, and of course the outcome, was terrific.
from Midland, 11 Aug 2015
The staff is great. The doctors are both very patient and gentle. Very pleased with the quality of care.
from Coleman, 23 Jun 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
Such friendly and helpful staff!
from Freeland, 30 Jun 2015
Excellent! I am an older patient so I had reservations of being looked at as being a vain old lady! I thought everyone would make fun of me. Instead I felt so comfortable and treated with so much respect. If I ever had a problem no matter how trivial it was handled with clear concise immediate answers. I have already recommended Davis and Davis to my friends and their families. I thank you for filling mr bucket list I have had since I was a little girl. I always wanted straight teeth and you made a wish come true. I am a kindergarten teacher and always-was so embarrassed when my littlekindergartners would look closely at my mouth and say you have a loose tooth. They didn't mean anything but it sure heart my feelings. So orthodontics went on my bucket list and I got older worried that it may never happen. Davis and Davis made it happen. Thank you!
from Bay City, 02 Jun 2015
Great team to work with..
from Midland, MI, 26 Aug 2015
All went well!
from Auburn, 21 Jul 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
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
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
Very personal and quick appointments
from Mt Pleasant, 05 May 2015
Light fun atmosphere. Everyone makes me feel welcome and comfortable.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Love Dr. Dale and all the assistants!!! Overall wonderful experience with everything here!
from Saginaw Township, 06 May 2015
Very helpful
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
It's always a pleasure to visit!
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
Always satisfied
from Bay city, 09 Jun 2015
Always willing to work with families schedules, friendly staff, wonderful group to work with.
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
The staff is nice
from Mt Pleas, 30 Jul 2015
Absolutely awesome love the staff!!! And their humor with my little guy much appreciated.
from Midland, 07 Apr 2015
Love it here and will recommend to everyone.
from Auburn, 02 Jun 2015
This is such a friendly office! Everyone is pleasant and easy to work with.
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
Great staff, awesome technology = beautiful smiles.
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
We got in right away.
from Freeland, 01 Jun 2015
Great! Staff and dr dale have been wonderful
from Midland office, 11 Mar 2015
LOVE this office! Terrific staff and excellent care!
from Hemlock, 11 May 2015
Invisalign

Ortho Dictionary

Choose a glossary:

 

Parts of Braces

Appliance:
Anything your orthodontist attaches to your teeth that moves your teeth or changes the shape of your jaw.
Archwire:
The metal wire that acts as a track to guide your teeth as they move. It is changed periodically throughout treatment as your teeth move to new positions.
Band:
A metal ring that is cemented to your tooth, going completely around it. Bands provide a way to attach brackets to your teeth.
Bond:
The seal created by orthodontic cement that holds your appliances in place.
Bracket:
A metal or ceramic part cemented ("bonded") to your tooth that holds your archwire in place.
Coil Spring:
A spring that fits between your brackets and over your archwire to open space between your teeth.
Elastic (Rubber Band):
A small rubber band that is hooked between different points on your appliance to provide pressure to move your teeth to a new position.
Elastic Tie:
The tiny rubber band that fits around your bracket to hold the archwire in place. They come in a variety of colors.
Headgear:
Headgear uses an external wire apparatus known as a facebow to gently guide the growth of your face and jaw by moving your teeth into proper position. The force is applied to the facebow by a spring-loaded neck strap or head strap. The straps have a safety release that disconnects if the facebow is pulled or snagged.
Headgear Tube:
A round, hollow attachment on your back bands. The inner bow of your headgear fits into it.
Hook:
A welded or removable arm to which elastics are attached.
Ligature:
A thin wire that holds your archwire into your bracket.
Lip Bumper:
A lip bumper is an archwire attached to a molded piece of plastic. The lip bumper holds back the molars on your lower jaw to provide more space for your other teeth.
Mouthguard:
A device that protects your mouth from injury when you participate in sports or rigorous activities.
Palatal Expander:
A device that makes your upper jaw wider.
Retainer:
An appliance that is worn after your braces are removed, the retainer attaches to your upper and/or lower teeth to hold them in place. Some retainers are removable, while others are bonded to the tongue-side of several teeth.
Separator or Spacer:
A small rubber ring that creates space between your teeth before the bands are attached.
Tie Wire:
A fine wire that is twisted around your bracket to hold the archwire in place.
Wax:
Wax is used to stop your braces from irritating your lips.

Orthodontic Procedures

Banding:
The process of fitting and cementing orthodontic bands to your teeth.
Bonding:
The process of attaching brackets to your teeth using special orthodontic cement.
Cephalometric X-ray:
An X-ray of your head that shows the relative positions and growth of the face, jaws, and teeth.
Consultation:
A meeting with your orthodontist to discuss a treatment plan.
Debanding:
The process of removing cemented orthodontic bands from your teeth.
Debonding:
The process of removing cemented orthodontic brackets from your teeth.
Impressions:
A model of your mouth made by biting into a soft material that hardens into a mold of your teeth. Your orthodontist will use these impressions to prepare your treatment plan.
Invisalign®:
An alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear custom-molded aligners. Invisalign can correct some, but not all, orthodontic problems.
Ligation:
The process of attaching an archwire to the brackets on your teeth.
Panoramic X-ray:
An X-ray that rotates around your head to take pictures of your teeth, jaw, and other facial areas.