Wonderful experience! All 5 of my children have worked with Dr. Dale and staff. All were great to work with
, 09 Jun 2015
Very friendly staff. Short wait for appointments. Two children have had braces and have beautiful smiles!
, 03 Jun 2015
Love it here and will recommend to everyone.
, 02 Jun 2015
Our Davis & Davis family-wide orthodontic treatment has been an awesome experience! I so appreciate the longevity of the staff and their professionalism. Davis & Davis has been excellent for after-care and maintenance of our fabulous smiles.
, 17 Jun 2015
Everything is very organized!
, 28 May 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
, 20 May 2015
Great service
, 23 Jun 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
The staff is amazing!
, 12 May 2015
Dealing with Davis and Davis orthodontics for many years for my four children and myself. We have had a wonderful experience with the whole practice from Dr. Dale Davis to his whole staff. They always go above and beyond with all their patients. It is always a pleasure dealing with them and would highly recommend their office.
, 09 Jun 2015
Friendly, fast and great service
, 04 May 2015
Great job Dr. Dale!!! Braces off and straight teeth in 9 months!!! Great experience with Dr. Davis and his whole wonderful staff!!
, 11 Mar 2015
The staff at D & D are so friendly and welcoming. Dr. Dale takes the time to explain treatment options and show before and after (projected) scans of my teeth. I appreciate that they are all friendly and professional, and I am grateful to my family dentist fir referring me to this practice.
, 02 Mar 2015
Becky was fabulous very patient and did a great job explaining every step.
, 03 Mar 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
Really nice staff and overall very happy with how everything turned out!
, 06 Apr 2015
Excellent people!
, 29 Apr 2015
Such friendly and helpful staff!
, 30 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
This is such a friendly office! Everyone is pleasant and easy to work with.
, 30 Jun 2015
I enjoyed getting the wooden nickels:)
, 16 Jun 2015
Very happy with the scheduling and I am happy with the results so far.
, 15 Jun 2015
Light fun atmosphere. Everyone makes me feel welcome and comfortable.
, 02 Jun 2015
Very good!
, 22 Jun 2015
I enjoyed the fun contests:)
, 16 Jun 2015
Great, friendly place!
, 17 Jun 2015
Excellent, timely service.
, 16 Jun 2015
Very good at explaining the treatment and takes his time with my son and myself
, 30 Jun 2015
Everyone is so amazing, patient, kind, & caring!!! They all went above & beyond to help us!!!
, 20 May 2015
Very family friendly! Great with kids! Dr. Dale answered all our questions and concerns. Very easy to work with.
, 06 May 2015
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Orthodontic FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.

Who is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.

What's the best age to visit the orthodontist?

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you're considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.

How can I take care of my teeth if I'm wearing braces or a retainer?

  • ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day.
  • Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your orthodontist or family dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities!
  • If you take out your retainer to eat, make sure you brush your teeth, floss, and remember to keep it safe in its container so that it does not get lost or broken.
  • Keep your retainer clean, too, by brushing it gently with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You may also soak it in denture cleaner as instructed by your orthodontist. Do not put your retainer in boiling water or in the dishwasher.
  • During your treatment, try to avoid foods with a lot of sugar,which increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth, causing more plaque and possibly cavities.
  • Avoid sticky and chewy foods (caramel, chewing gum, gummy bears), hard foods (hard candy, nuts, ice cubes), or any foods that could possibly get stuck in your braces (corn on the cob, soft bagels, ribs, taffy, etc.).
  • Be sure to schedule your routine checkups with your family dentist. It is recommended that you continue to visit the dentist every six months.

What are braces?

Braces are used by your orthodontist to help you improve the look and feel of your smile. There are several different types of braces to choose from, including:

  • Traditional metal brackets
  • Invisalign
  • Clear brackets
  • Gold brackets

If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?

The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months.

Do braces hurt?

Braces do not often hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.

Do I need to brush my teeth more often if I have braces?

With braces, you should brush your teeth at least three times a day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean. Brushing regularly will help remove any food that may be caught between the braces. You should also floss daily to get in between your braces where your brush isn't able to reach. Your orthodontist can show you how to properly brush and floss once your braces are placed.

If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?

Yes! In fact, it's even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can't reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.

Will my braces interfere with my school activities like sports, playing an instrument, or singing?

Playing an instrument or a contact sport may require some adjustment when you first get your braces, but wearing braces will not stop you from participating in any of your school activities. If you play a contact sport, it is recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your braces or appliance.

How do I schedule my next appointment?

Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next appointment at your convenience. If you are a new patient or have been referred to our practice, please let us know and we will provide you with all of the information you need.