We love the personal attention we receive every time we come.
from Freeland, 02 Jun 2015
Great experience...good instruction, very helpful
from linwood, 08 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.
from Midland, 17 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
Really great.
from Midland, 05 May 2015
Davis & Davis has been a very comfortable and pleasing experience. I recommend Davis & Davis! Thank you.
from Sanford, 29 Jun 2015
The staff is nice
from Mt Pleas, 30 Jul 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
I felt nice and comfy throughout the entire appointment and enjoyed how the staff made me feel (:
from Midland, 27 May 2015
Excellent, timely service.
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Very friendly, spend lots of time with patients, and are very informative. They make us feel very comfortable.
from West Branch, 02 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
We love Davis and Davis!!!
from Midland, 11 Jun 2015
Always convenient and friendly!
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
This is the best orthodontist and the staff here are incredible!! My daughter and I absolutely enjoy coming to your office and seeing everyone. You are all so friendly and welcoming. It makes us feel great! Thanks again!!
from Houghton Lake, 04 Aug 2015
I've always been treated wonderfully here! I love coming and the results I got with my smile! It changed my life!
from Mount Pleasant, 25 Feb 2015
Love it here and will recommend to everyone.
from Auburn, 02 Jun 2015
Excellent!
from Midland, 29 Jun 2015
The staff at Davis & Davis is amazing to work with and the make every effort to make our appointments convenient. We called the office due to broken brackets and they were able to squeeze us in that day to make sure Addi's program stayed on track.
from Midland, 06 Aug 2015
Great experience! Dr. Dale, the staff, and of course the outcome, was terrific.
from Midland, 11 Aug 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
Always satisfied
from Bay city, 09 Jun 2015
Always willing to work with families schedules, friendly staff, wonderful group to work with.
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Very happy with the scheduling and I am happy with the results so far.
from Midland, 15 Jun 2015
Very family friendly! Great with kids! Dr. Dale answered all our questions and concerns. Very easy to work with.
from Midland, 06 May 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
from Midland, 20 May 2015
You were patient with my girls. They took a long time.
from Midland, Mi, 08 Jun 2015
All went well!
from Auburn, 21 Jul 2015
Absolutely the best orthodontist I have ever met! Very helpful and friendly staff! We are so blessed to have been referred to Davis & Davis.
from Freeland, 03 Aug 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.