We were very happy with our treatment and the office staff was all very friendly.
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
Very friendly and helpful, also never a long wait.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Everyone was really nice!
from Midland, 26 Aug 2015
Excellent!
from Midland, 29 Jun 2015
customer satisfaction is a top priority
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
Liked the drawing board.
from Sanford, 04 Aug 2015
Always a great experience. Very timely with appointments, never a long wait. Very friendly staff with great instruction
from Beaverton, 04 Aug 2015
Light fun atmosphere. Everyone makes me feel welcome and comfortable.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Great, friendly place!
from Midland, 17 Jun 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
Thank you , I love my smile.
from Midland, 25 Feb 2015
All of the staff was really nice and the end results were incredible!
from Midland, 13 May 2015
Good service, given in a timely manner.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Very friendly environment!
from Freeland, 22 Jul 2015
Always satisfied
from Bay city, 09 Jun 2015
We love the fish and the welcoming atmosphere.
from Midland, 22 Jun 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.
from Midland, Michigan, 09 Jun 2015
Thank you guys so much for what you are doing for me and my teeth
from Midland, 09 Jun 2015
Love the office decor
from Freeland, 27 Jul 2015
Thank you for your friendly service! We are very happy with this office!
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Very friendly and amazing!
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
Very good at explaining the treatment and takes his time with my son and myself
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
Excellent staff
from Bay city, 23 Jun 2015
Everyone is very friendly and willing to answer any and all questions I have. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for braces of any kind.
from Westland, 30 Jun 2015
Very satisfied
from Sanford, MI, 07 Apr 2015
Very friendly staff.
from Hemlock, 14 Jul 2015
Friendly and very informative.
from Midland, 05 May 2015
We have has two patients come through Davis and Davis and we have been extremely satisfied!
from Midland, 20 Jul 2015
Love the staff
from Sanford, 03 Aug 2015
Fabulous office the entire staff always goes above and beyond the call of duty.
from Hemlock, 11 Aug 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.