Dr. Dale and his staff are very professional and nice. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
from Midland, 07 Oct 2015
The staff here is amazing and always so helpful. Our two kids have actually mentioned how much they like Dr. Davis and his staff.
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
from Mt. Pleasant, 16 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
Very pleasant office, very pleased with everyone. Dr. Dale was awesome!! Everything was explained to my level With confidence from the dr.
from Bay City, 12 Oct 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
Everyone in the office was very friendly.
from Midland, 27 Oct 2015
The care and the customer service at Davis and Davis is phenomenal! We love all of the people who work there!
from Mt pleasant, 09 Jul 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
Great team to work with..
from Midland, MI, 26 Aug 2015
Visit was awesome!
from Sanford, 04 May 2015
Always willing to work with families schedules, friendly staff, wonderful group to work with.
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
It was great experience for me with you! Everyone is welcoming and having a big smile! I felt like I am within my family. Wendy was very friendly and I like the way you deal with your customers. Also I like the way Dr. Dale who was trying to figure out how he can help me with my scenario. He took a step further to communicate with another Dr. to get more solid answer for my questions. Thank you and keep it up! Ahmad Bahaitham
from Midland, 19 Aug 2015
Very good!
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Very professional and friendly. Willing to work with you on your child's unique needs.
from Pinconning, 19 May 2015
Thank you for your friendly service! We are very happy with this office!
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Went very quickly and she was friendly
from Sanford, 20 May 2015
My son Luke has been coming to Davis & Davis for a couple of years for a retainer to correct his bite. Yesterday at his appointment, he told me that Dr. Dale told him that his teeth look great. He was so disappointed! I could not IMAGINE why he would be disappointed about that, but he said he loves coming to Davis & Davis so much that he doesn't want his teeth to be fixed! Thank you Dr.'s Davis for having games in the waiting room, contests such as the Star Wars one Luke completed yesterday, and wooden nickels used to purchase wonderful items. You make orthodontics fun for kids--so fun that Luke never wants his teeth to be fixed. :)
from Midland, 06 Oct 2015
Great experience. We look forward to returning.
from Gladwin, 19 Nov 2015
Fabulous office the entire staff always goes above and beyond the call of duty.
from Hemlock, 11 Aug 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
Wonderful staff! Always prompt and punctual!
from Saginaw, 22 Jun 2015
Great place :)
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Light fun atmosphere. Everyone makes me feel welcome and comfortable.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
I really enjoyed the process. The office staff were friendly and easily approachable.
from Essexville, 11 Jun 2015
Great experience...good instruction, very helpful
from linwood, 08 Jun 2015
Great experience overall. Thanks!
from Midland, 16 Jul 2015
All of the staff was really nice and the end results were incredible!
from Midland, 13 May 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
Our second child is in braces using this office. Staff and Doctors have all given wonderful service!
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015

Ortho Dictionary

Choose a glossary:


Parts of Braces

Anything your orthodontist attaches to your teeth that moves your teeth or changes the shape of your jaw.
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.
A metal ring that is cemented to your tooth, going completely around it. Bands provide a way to attach brackets to your teeth.
The seal created by orthodontic cement that holds your appliances in place.
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 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.
A welded or removable arm to which elastics are attached.
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.
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.
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 is used to stop your braces from irritating your lips.

Orthodontic Procedures

The process of fitting and cementing orthodontic bands to your teeth.
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.
A meeting with your orthodontist to discuss a treatment plan.
The process of removing cemented orthodontic bands from your teeth.
The process of removing cemented orthodontic brackets from your teeth.
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.
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.
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.