The staff is nice
from Mt Pleas, 30 Jul 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
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
The staff is amazing!
from Midland, 12 May 2015
Very friendly and knowledgable!!
from Linwood, 23 Jun 2015
Very friendly environment!
from Freeland, 22 Jul 2015
Everybody is very friendly. They did a wonderful job on my teeth.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Great experience overall. Thanks!
from Midland, 16 Jul 2015
Great service, love how nice the people are here
from Midland, 22 Jul 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
Very efficient and streamlined appointments
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
I really enjoyed the process. The office staff were friendly and easily approachable.
from Essexville, 11 Jun 2015
Love Dr. Dale and all the assistants!!! Overall wonderful experience with everything here!
from Saginaw Township, 06 May 2015
All of the staff was really nice and the end results were incredible!
from Midland, 13 May 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
Wonderful and welcoming. The staff were very professional and made Kimberly feel very comfortable. The tour at the beginning of our first visit took her nervousness away. Dr. Lisa explained Kimberly's treatment plan to her at a level she understood. I would highly recommend anyone seeking orthodontics to visit Dr. Lisa and Dr. Dale.
from midland, 18 Jul 2015
Everyone is very helpful and has made our experience wonderful.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Always satisfied
from Bay city, 09 Jun 2015
Wonderful service! We love the friendly staff
from Augres, 22 Jun 2015
Like the dr
from Midland, 11 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
Very nice atmosphere with helpful and kind service
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
Everyone was really nice!
from Midland, 26 Aug 2015
Very happy with the scheduling and I am happy with the results so far.
from Midland, 15 Jun 2015
Always convenient and friendly!
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
My daughter loves sitting in the waiting area because of the game consoles to play. Always fast and friendly.
from Midland, 21 Aug 2015
Wonderful staff and environment. Dr. Dale was fantastic at explaining all aspects of our consultation, and the office staff is incredible. The office itself is remarkable as well!
from Bay City, 16 Sep 2015
from Midland, 22 Apr 2015
Very helpful
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
They made my teeth just the way I wanted!
from Midland, 20 Aug 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.