We are very pleased with Davis and Davis, they work around our child's school schedule and do their best to see us as soon as possible if there is a concern.
from Bay City, 17 Jun 2015
Great experience...good instruction, very helpful
from linwood, 08 Jun 2015
We love the fish and the welcoming atmosphere.
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Great experience overall. Thanks!
from Midland, 16 Jul 2015
Love it here and will recommend to everyone.
from Auburn, 02 Jun 2015
Always a great atmosphere and the Drs and assistants are awesome
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
This is such a friendly office! Everyone is pleasant and easy to work with.
from Midland, 30 Jun 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
Very nice atmosphere with helpful and kind service
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
Great place :)
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Very friendly and knowledgable!!
from Linwood, 23 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
Dr. Dale and his entire staff were so very friendly and informative. Showing Keira how to sign in and giving her a tour of the office really put her at ease. I appreciated the ability to have an initial consultation with Dr. Davis to get an idea what the plan is for my daughter. We look forward to treatment down the road.
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
Great friendly staff
from Rhodes, 09 Jun 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 )
from Lupton, 04 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.
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
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
We were very happy with our treatment and the office staff was all very friendly.
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
Great service
from Midland, 03 Jun 2015
Excellent, timely service.
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Very friendly environment!
from Freeland, 22 Jul 2015
Wonderful experience! All 5 of my children have worked with Dr. Dale and staff. All were great to work with
from Midland, 09 Jun 2015
Always willing to work with families schedules, friendly staff, wonderful group to work with.
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Very good at explaining the treatment and takes his time with my son and myself
from Midland, 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.
from Toledo, 11 Mar 2015
Good service, given in a timely manner.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Really great.
from Midland, 05 May 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
We love the personal attention we receive every time we come.
from Freeland, 02 Jun 2015
Invisalign

Two-Phase Treatment

What is the advantage of two-phase orthodontic treatment?

Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process combining tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. The purpose of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.

What if I put off treatment?

Putting off treatment can result in a need for more invasive treatment later in life that may not completely fix your smile. Early treatment is most effective for achieving lasting results.

Phase One

Your foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles

The goal of Phase One treatment is to help the jaw develop in a way that will accommodate all of the permanent teeth and improve the way the upper and lower jaws fit together. Children often exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. An upper jaw that is growing too much or is too narrow can be recognized at an early age. If children over the age of six are found to have this jaw discrepancy, they are candidates for early orthodontic treatment. Also, if children around the age of eight have crowded front teeth, early treatment can prevent the need to extract permanent teeth later.

  • Planning now can save your smile later

    Children benefit tremendously from early-phase treatment. Receiving early treatment may prevent the removal of permanent teeth later in life, or the need for surgical procedures to realign the jaws.

  • Making records to determine your unique treatment

    Orthodontic records will be necessary to determine the type of appliances to be used, the duration of treatment time, and the frequency of visits. Records consist of models of the teeth, X-rays, and photographs. During your child's initial consultation, your doctor will take records to determine if early treatment is necessary.

Resting Period

In this phase, the remaining permanent teeth are left alone as they erupt. Retaining devices may not be recommended if they would interfere with eruption. It is best to allow the existing permanent teeth some freedom of movement. A successful first phase will have created room for permanent teeth to find an eruption path. Otherwise, they may become impacted or severely displaced.

  • Monitoring your teeth's progress

    At the end of the first phase of treatment, teeth are not in their final positions. This will be determined and accomplished in the second phase of treatment. Selective removal of certain primary (baby) teeth may be in the best interest of enhancing eruption during this resting phase. Therefore, periodic recall appointments for observation are necessary, usually on a six-month basis.

Phase Two

Stay healthy and look attractive

The goal of the second phase is to make sure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. When this equilibrium is established, the teeth will function together properly. Phase Two usually involves full upper and lower braces.

At the beginning of the first phase, orthodontic records were made and a diagnosis and treatment plan was established. Certain types of appliances were used in the first phase to correct and realign the teeth and jaw. The second phase begins when all permanent teeth have erupted, and usually requires braces on all the teeth for an average of 24 months. Retainers are worn after this phase to ensure you retain your beautiful smile.