The staff is always friendly and professional
from Midland, 27 Oct 2015
from Mt. Pleasant, 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
Great overall service, very nice staff
from Linwood, 22 Jul 2015
All of the staff was really nice and the end results were incredible!
from Midland, 13 May 2015
Always a great atmosphere and the Drs and assistants are awesome
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Great friendly staff
from Rhodes, 09 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
Love the office decor
from Freeland, 27 Jul 2015
The staff is nice
from Mt Pleas, 30 Jul 2015
Great experience overall. Thanks!
from Midland, 16 Jul 2015
Always pleasant and helpful. Thank you Davis and Davis!
from Bay City, 05 Aug 2015
Thank you guys so much for what you are doing for me and my teeth
from Midland, 09 Jun 2015
You guys are always very kind to my Benji and when he has questions you always do a great job answering them even at closing time. Much appreciated that you take the time.
from Midland, 05 Nov 2015
from Midland, 27 May 2015
Loved every minute of our time there! Wendy was amazing (especially with my younger kids), very knowledgeable and gave a great tour of the office. Dr. Dale was very friendly and answered all of my questions well.
from Midland, 23 Sep 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
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
You were patient with my girls. They took a long time.
from Midland, Mi, 08 Jun 2015
Excellent service!
from Freeland, 17 Aug 2015
Very pleased with the service and with the end results. I would recommend family or friends to Davis & Davis.
from Midland, 17 Nov 2015
Excellent experience with Davis & Davis. The staff was awesome, very professional and timely. End results are gorgeous!
from Midland, 27 Apr 2015
Professional fun environment
from Midland, 07 Oct 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
Davis and Davis was great. They were good throughout the whole process. My teeth look great and I am very happy with my results. Thank you.
from Midland, Mi, 02 Jun 2015
Your office people, your technicians, and you the Orthodontists are some of the most professional people we have ever dealt with. We have had both of our boys go through spreaders, braces and retainers and we have absolutely no complaints with our service.
from Midland, 11 Aug 2015
The staff here is amazing and always so helpful. Our two kids have actually mentioned how much they like Dr. Davis and his staff.
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
from Midland, 29 Jun 2015
Very helpful
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
We love the office and staff
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015

Types of Appliances

elastics (rubber bands)

Elastics (Rubber Bands)

Wearing elastics (or rubber bands) improves the fit of your upper and lower teeth. Wear rubber bands as instructed, and remember that the rubber bands work far more efficiently if they're worn as prescribed.




Headgear is used to treat patients whose teeth are in an overbite, with the upper jaw forward of the lower jaw, or an underbite with the lower jaw forward of the upper jaw. Headgear gently "pulls" on your teeth to restrict further forward growth of your upper teeth and jaw.


herbst appliance

Herbst® Appliance

The Herbst® appliance reduces overbite by encouraging the lower jaw forward and the upper molars backward. This fixed appliance is used mostly for younger, growing children and is worn for about 12-15 months.


palatal expander

Palatal Expander

The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. Your orthodontist will instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.




Positioners complete the final tooth movements in your orthodontic treatment. With your full cooperation, you should only need to wear the positioner appliance for four to eight weeks.




Retainers may be removable or fixed. They hold your teeth in their new, correct positions after your teeth have been straightened. Your orthodontist will instruct you on how to care for your retainer and about the duration of the wear. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent regression of your treatment.



Separators or Spacers

Separators are little rubber doughnuts that may be placed between your teeth to push them apart so that orthodontic bands may be placed during your next appointment. The separators will be removed before we place the bands. Separators do not mix well with sticky foods, toothpicks, or floss.