Our consultation visit was very informative regarding my daughters situation and the staff was very pleasant and easy to talk to. We look forward to working with them. My daughter's impression was a good one as well as mine.
from Midland, 23 Sep 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
Love Dr. Dale and all the assistants!!! Overall wonderful experience with everything here!
from Saginaw Township, 06 May 2015
We got in right away.
from Freeland, 01 Jun 2015
Everybody is very friendly. They did a wonderful job on my teeth.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Very friendly staff.
from Hemlock, 14 Jul 2015
Very friendly with a relaxed atmosphere.
from West branch, 22 Jun 2015
We were very happy with our treatment and the office staff was all very friendly.
from Freeland, 16 Jun 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
Dr. Dale and his staff are ALWAYS friendly and make the experience fun and educational for my daughter! Everyone is so friendly and you can't help but smile and share in the happy atmosphere that is beaming in this office. Thank you for all the extra efforts you put in to make the time spent with you such a wonderful experience.
from Auburn, 30 Jul 2015
Excellent staff
from Bay city, 23 Jun 2015
Always satisfied
from Bay city, 09 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
from Midland, 22 Apr 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
They made my teeth just the way I wanted!
from Midland, 20 Aug 2015
My daughter loves sitting in the waiting area because of the game consoles to play. Always fast and friendly.
from Midland, 21 Aug 2015
Nice people
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
The best!
from Midland, 03 Jun 2015
Wonderful service! We love the friendly staff
from Augres, 22 Jun 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
The staff at Davis & Davis is amazing to work with and the make every effort to make our appointments convenient. We called the office due to broken brackets and they were able to squeeze us in that day to make sure Addi's program stayed on track.
from Midland, 06 Aug 2015
Everyone is very helpful and has made our experience wonderful.
from Midland, 04 May 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
Thank you guys so much for what you are doing for me and my teeth
from Midland, 09 Jun 2015
I felt nice and comfy throughout the entire appointment and enjoyed how the staff made me feel (:
from Midland, 27 May 2015
This is such a friendly office! Everyone is pleasant and easy to work with.
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
from Midland, 27 May 2015
Very friendly and knowledgable!!
from Linwood, 23 Jun 2015
Loved every minute of our time there! Wendy was amazing (especially with my younger kids), very knowledgeable and gave a great tour of the office. Dr. Dale was very friendly and answered all of my questions well.
from Midland, 23 Sep 2015

Ortho Dictionary

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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.