Friendly, courteous, informative, clean, patient centric, well referred by other patients
from Saginaw, 02 Sep 2015
Cheerful, friendly, timely, competent staff
from Midland, 06 May 2015
Excellent staff
from Bay city, 23 Jun 2015
Very efficient operation. Friendly staff.
from Midland, 03 Mar 2015
Always willing to work with families schedules, friendly staff, wonderful group to work with.
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Great place :)
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Friendly, professional
from Midland, 07 Oct 2015
It's always a pleasure to visit!
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
I felt nice and comfy throughout the entire appointment and enjoyed how the staff made me feel (:
from Midland, 27 May 2015
Great experience with all three of our children!
from Mount Pleasant, 29 Jun 2015
Great service, love how nice the people are here
from Midland, 22 Jul 2015
You were patient with my girls. They took a long time.
from Midland, Mi, 08 Jun 2015
Great team to work with..
from Midland, MI, 26 Aug 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
from Sanford, 20 Jul 2015
Very friendly with a relaxed atmosphere.
from West branch, 22 Jun 2015
Did a great job!
from Mt pleasant, 27 Jul 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
from Midland, 20 May 2015
Such a great family oriented business!
from Midland, 03 Nov 2015
I've been very impressed with the progress in my son's teeth in the year we've been with Davis & Davis. The staff is professional, courteous, and helpful. The appointments are always running on-time, which is so important with busy schedules!
from Midland, 07 Oct 2015
Thank you for your friendly service! We are very happy with this office!
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Great overall service, very nice staff
from Linwood, 22 Jul 2015
We got in right away.
from Freeland, 01 Jun 2015
Professional fun environment
from Midland, 07 Oct 2015
The staff at this practice are soooooo professional. I had a problem with the edge of my Invisalign liner scraping my tongue raw. When I called D & D at 12:15, Debbie told me that I could be seen in an hour! This meant that one of the assistants would have to interrupt her work or her lunch to see me. The assistant was very gracious, like the entire staff, and adjusted my liner so that it no longer scrapes my tongue. What a wonderful office!
from Midland, 30 Apr 2015
Like the dr
from Midland, 11 Jun 2015
Awesome team work well together and with patients and parents
from Saginaw, 06 Oct 2015
Love it here and will recommend to everyone.
from Auburn, 02 Jun 2015
We are very happy with the treatment we get
from Midland, 15 Jun 2015
It was good
from Riverdale, 20 Oct 2015

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine recognized dental specialties, and it focuses on treating complex craniofacial cases that involve the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. If you need surgical orthodontics, your orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

When might surgical orthodontics be needed?

Surgical orthodontics may be used to treat adults with improper bites or other aesthetic concerns. Typically, jaw growth stops by age 16 in females and 18 in males. In order to receive orthognathic surgery, the jaw must be done growing. The need for surgical orthodontics occurs when the jaws do not line up correctly, and a proper bite cannot be achieved with orthodontic treatment alone. Orthognathic surgery will help properly align the jaw, and orthodontic braces will then be used to move the teeth into their proper position.

How do I know if I need orthognathic surgery?

Your orthodontist can tell you if orthognathic surgery is needed as part of your treatment. Depending on the severity of your case and the alignment of your jaw, you may or may not need surgery.

How does orthognathic surgery work?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon will perform your orthognathic surgery, and the surgery will take place in a hospital. Orthognathic surgery can take several hours depending on each individual case. Once the surgery is complete, you will have about a two-week rest period. Since orthognathic surgery is a major treatment, we recommend that you schedule some time away from work and school during the healing process. After your jaw has healed, your orthodontist will once again “fine-tune” your bite. After surgery, you will have to wear braces, and most braces are removed within six to 12 months following surgery. After your braces are removed, you will wear a retainer to help maintain your new smile.

What are the risks associated with orthognathic surgery?

As with any major medical surgery, there may be certain risks of having orthognathic surgery. However, the process of orthognathic surgery is not new, and it has been performed for many years in practices and hospitals. If you're concerned about an upcoming treatment with orthognathic surgery, please contact our practice and let us know. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have, and provide you with any additional information. Your comfort is important to us.

What are the rewards of having orthognathic surgery?

For many patients, the most important reward of having orthognathic surgery is achieving a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Whether you need orthodontic treatment to correct a bad bite, malocclusion, or jaw abnormality, orthognathic surgery can help restore your confidence and leave you smiling with confidence for many years to come.