Very personal and quick appointments
from Mt Pleasant, 05 May 2015
The married duo does a wonderful job. They're really great at getting you what you want and making the experience so much better.
from Midland, 14 May 2015
Very nice atmosphere with helpful and kind service
from Midland, 17 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.
from Midland, Mi, 02 Jun 2015
The staff was always pleasant and Dr. Davis explained each step of the process which was very helpful.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
The best!
from Midland, 03 Jun 2015
Our second child is in braces using this office. Staff and Doctors have all given wonderful service!
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
Friendly and very informative.
from Midland, 05 May 2015
We have been VERY happy with Davis & Davis!
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Love the staff
from Sanford, 03 Aug 2015
Always convenient and friendly!
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
Great experience overall. Thanks!
from Midland, 16 Jul 2015
Very friendly and helpful, also never a long wait.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Went very quickly and she was friendly
from Sanford, 20 May 2015
Great friendly staff
from Rhodes, 09 Jun 2015
Love the office decor
from Freeland, 27 Jul 2015
Nice people
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Great overall service, very nice staff
from Linwood, 22 Jul 2015
Wonderful and welcoming. The staff were very professional and made Kimberly feel very comfortable. The tour at the beginning of our first visit took her nervousness away. Dr. Lisa explained Kimberly's treatment plan to her at a level she understood. I would highly recommend anyone seeking orthodontics to visit Dr. Lisa and Dr. Dale.
from midland, 18 Jul 2015
Very friendly with a relaxed atmosphere.
from West branch, 22 Jun 2015
Good
from Midland, 22 Apr 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!!!!
from Freeland, 17 Jun 2015
Such friendly and helpful staff!
from Freeland, 30 Jun 2015
Very friendly staff. Short wait for appointments. Two children have had braces and have beautiful smiles!
from Midland, 03 Jun 2015
Everyone is very friendly!
from Midland, 22 Apr 2015
You guys did awesome and were always friendly and made me feel at home :)
from Tawas City, 25 Feb 2015
Very friendly staff.
from Hemlock, 14 Jul 2015
Very pleased so far!
from Midland, 11 May 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
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
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.