Great, friendly place!
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
We are very happy with the treatment we get
from Midland, 15 Jun 2015
Great team to work with..
from Midland, MI, 26 Aug 2015
Dr. Dale and his staff are ALWAYS friendly and make the experience fun and educational for my daughter! Everyone is so friendly and you can't help but smile and share in the happy atmosphere that is beaming in this office. Thank you for all the extra efforts you put in to make the time spent with you such a wonderful experience.
from Auburn, 30 Jul 2015
Very friendly and amazing!
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
The staff is always friendly and professional
from Midland, 27 Oct 2015
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
My son Luke has been coming to Davis & Davis for a couple of years for a retainer to correct his bite. Yesterday at his appointment, he told me that Dr. Dale told him that his teeth look great. He was so disappointed! I could not IMAGINE why he would be disappointed about that, but he said he loves coming to Davis & Davis so much that he doesn't want his teeth to be fixed! Thank you Dr.'s Davis for having games in the waiting room, contests such as the Star Wars one Luke completed yesterday, and wooden nickels used to purchase wonderful items. You make orthodontics fun for kids--so fun that Luke never wants his teeth to be fixed. :)
from Midland, 06 Oct 2015
We have been VERY happy with Davis & Davis!
from Midland, 04 May 2015
from Midland, 19 Oct 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
Great experience overall. Thanks!
from Midland, 16 Jul 2015
Everyone was really nice!
from Midland, 26 Aug 2015
Wonderful experience. Elizabeth is our 5 th to receive treatment with Davis & Davis the team has been great to work with. They are nice and friendly.
from midland, 15 Sep 2015
The best!
from Midland, 03 Jun 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
from Midland, 04 May 2015
All the staff are great and Dr. Lisa is very engaging with my son.
from Midland, 05 Nov 2015
Everybody is very friendly. They did a wonderful job on my teeth.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Everyone is very friendly!
from Midland, 22 Apr 2015
on time quick turnaround good scheduling system no complaints
from Midland, 14 Oct 2015
Wonderful staff! Always prompt and punctual!
from Saginaw, 22 Jun 2015
Dr. Dale was very patient and took his time to be sure my daughter's smile was just right. This was a very tricky case since her teeth moved exceptionally fast. The end result (for both of my children) is beautiful.
from Auburn, 17 Jun 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
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
The staff at Davis & Davis is wonderful! They are very helpful and I love that there is one cost for every part of treatment!
from Midland, 07 Apr 2015
Great office environment! The staff is professional and friendly. Patient satisfaction and input is valued.
from Midland, 30 Apr 2015
Very friendly and helpful, also never a long wait.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Friendly and very informative.
from Midland, 05 May 2015

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.