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
Staff is very friendly
from Midland, 12 Mar 2015
Great first experience visiting the office and meeting everyone.
from Freeland, 26 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.
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Everyone is very friendly and they always make you feel welcome. My teeth turned out fantastically!
from Remus, 27 Apr 2015
I'm ecstatic with the customer service ranging from the front desk, phone calls, emails, e-cards, the work and fun personality of the hygienists, dr. Davis, and most of all, the progress with my teeth!
from Oscoda, 16 Jun 2015
Great job Dr. Dale!!! Braces off and straight teeth in 9 months!!! Great experience with Dr. Davis and his whole wonderful staff!!
from Midland, 11 Mar 2015
Very friendly environment!
from Freeland, 22 Jul 2015
Everyone was really nice!
from Midland, 26 Aug 2015
I love your staff. Very friendly and helpful. I'm thrilled with how my son's teeth have turned out. Excited to have my daughter start with her braces now!
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
You were patient with my girls. They took a long time.
from Midland, Mi, 08 Jun 2015
We love the office and staff
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
Visit was awesome!
from Sanford, 04 May 2015
Always pleasant and helpful. Thank you Davis and Davis!
from Bay City, 05 Aug 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
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.
from Midland, 02 Mar 2015
Super
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Very efficient operation. Friendly staff.
from Midland, 03 Mar 2015
customer satisfaction is a top priority
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
Very good at explaining the treatment and takes his time with my son and myself
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
Very pleased so far!
from Midland, 11 May 2015
You guys did awesome and were always friendly and made me feel at home :)
from Tawas City, 25 Feb 2015
Great friendly staff
from Rhodes, 09 Jun 2015
Wonderful experience Great people to work with
from Hope, 20 Apr 2015
Always willing to work with families schedules, friendly staff, wonderful group to work with.
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Good experience. Lots of great information.
from Midland, 25 Aug 2015
Enjoy all the staff. They are always able to get my son involved even when he is unwilling.
from Freeland, 03 Jun 2015
The staff was wonderful. Dalton enjoyed his visits and his smile is great. Thank you for a wonderful smile.
from Beaverton, 16 Apr 2015
Very helpful
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
I enjoyed getting the wooden nickels:)
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Invisalign

Palatal Expander

palatal expander modelThe palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The animation below will instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.

Adjusting the palatal expander

You can also download these instructions in a printable PDF document.

Step 1

Step 1

In a well-lit area, tip the patient's head back.

Step 2

Step 2

Place the key in the hole until it is firmly in place.

Step 3

Step 3

Push the key toward the back of the mouth. You will notice the fender will rotate and the new hole will appear. The rotation stops when the key meets the back of the expander.

Step 4

Step 4

Press back and down toward the tongue to remove the key. The next hole for insertion of the key should now be visible.