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  • Davis & Davis Presents a New Office and Brand!

    November 29, 2018

    Davis & Davis Presents a New Office and Brand!

    Davis & Davis Orthodontics has exciting news to share! With a goal to create more beautiful smiles in the Great Lakes Bay region, we are expanding our practice to a second location in Bay City, Michigan. In January 2019, our new Invisalign-focused office will open with the name Great Lakes Bay Orthodontics, showcasing our pride in the communities we live in and serve.

    Great Lakes Bay Orthodontics will hold to the same values that patients at Davis & Davis Orthodontics in Midland have come to expect from Drs. Dale and Lisa Davis and Dr. Andrew Grillo. Our community knows Davis & Davis Orthodontics as a family-friendly practice with a 24-year history in providing excellent care while continually implementing cutting-edge technology. We also pride ourselves on a strong sense of community by giving back and contributing wherever we can.

    We are a rare combination—big-picture thinkers who live in the moment. We stay alert to new advances and trends in the orthodontic industry and are quick to incorporate them, but we never lose sight of the importance of being patient-centered. We foster a happy, fun environment for patients and staff. We want every patient to feel a sense of belonging and connectedness. We are motivated to find points of common interest, to make sure every patient knows we care not just about their treatment, but more importantly about them as a person.  

    Straightening teeth is where our story starts, but we keep finding new ways to write better endings. We believe in better and smarter technology. We believe in better connections that lift spirits and brighten lives. We believe in returning something from ourselves to build a better community. Your smile begins here…at Great Lakes Bay Orthodontics! WE BELIEVE IN BETTER!

    We look forward to welcoming patients to our new Bay City location at Great Lakes Bay Orthodontics in January! Call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation- 989-686-7591. Current patients at our original office in Midland can continue to see us there or the new location in Bay City. Please contact us anytime if you’re interested in learning more about our upcoming plans. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and share more of this exciting news with you.

  • What’s the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

    October 30, 2018

    Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. One important difference is that all orthodontists like Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis are dentists, but not all dentists are licensed orthodontists.

    How are they similar?
    The main similarity between a dentist and orthodontist is that they both focus on oral care. An orthodontist can work in a dental office and provide the same care as a dentist. So in this respect, they are quite similar. They are both considered doctors, and deal with the teeth and gums.

    How are they different?
    There are more differences than similarities. An orthodontist requires additional schooling as a dental specialty; the situation is similar to a doctor who obtains additional schooling to become a surgeon. Another difference is that orthodontists specialize in helping patients with the alignment of their teeth, improving their bite, or fitting them for corrective braces and devices. If a patient has an overbite, a dentist will refer him or her to an orthodontist.

    Dentists typically encourage good oral hygiene and provide services related to:

    • Tooth decay
    • Root canals
    • Gum disease
    • Crowns
    • Bridges
    • Veneers
    • Teeth whiteningOrthodontists are dentists that specialize in the alignment of teeth, and provide services related to:
    • Misaligned teeth
    • Crowded teeth
    • Overbite
    • Underbite

     

    What an orthodontist can help with
    Orthodontists help with crooked teeth, but they assist patients with other issues as well. These include overbites and underbites, crossbites, spaces between teeth, overcrowding of teeth, and the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Additional problems with the jaw also need to be treated by an orthodontist.

    While a dentist may be trained to provide orthodontic care in addition to extractions, TMJ treatments, and fillings, trusting your smile to an orthodontist can better balance the different procedures you require.

    To learn more about the difference between dentists and orthodontists, or to schedule an initial consultation with Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis, please call our team at Davis & Davis Orthodontics.

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  • Dr. Grillo Speaks About Joining the Davis & Davis Team

    July 30, 2018

     

    By Dr. Andrew Grillo

    I am thrilled to join the Davis & Davis Orthodontics team! Joining this practice in my hometown is a dream come true and I look forward to contributing to the progressive orthodontic treatment that Drs. Dale and Lisa have been providing for over 20 years. I want to help build on their culture of excellence and strive to be a strong role model in the community that has given so much to me.

    Family is an essential component of my everyday life and the husband and wife dynamic of the Davis doctors attracted me to the welcoming environment that is evident in the practice. I married my high school sweetheart, Lindsey, and we have a one-year-old daughter, Addison. Growing up as the youngest of six children has created a stable foundation for me to rely on and is the reason I am the person I am today. It’s truly a blessing to have my parents and many of my siblings still located in the Great Lakes Bay area.


    I believe that orthodontics is not only about creating beautiful smiles but also about connecting with people in a way that helps establish long-term relationships. My goal is to create a positive rapport with every patient and ultimately enhance self-esteem through a confident smile.

    I am excited to start this journey with the Davis & Davis Orthodontics family and look forward to meeting you soon!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (989) 631-1334 or email me at drgrillo@midlandsmiles.com

  • Meet the Newest Davis & Davis Orthodontics Family Member: Dr. Andrew Grillo

    July 25, 2018

    By Drs. Dale and Lisa Davis

    We are delighted to announce that Dr. Andrew Grillo has returned to his hometown of Midland to join the Davis & Davis Orthodontics family! Dr. Grillo will help us continue to grow our practice while maintaining our tradition of excellent orthodontic care in the Great Lakes Bay region.

    Both Midland natives and Midland High School alumni, Dr. Grillo and his wife Lindsey have a one-year old daughter, Addison. They both completed their undergraduate studies as student-athletes at Central Michigan University, where Andrew was a discus thrower on the track team and Lindsey was an outside hitter on the volleyball team. Dr. Grillo graduated as the president of his dental class at the University of Michigan and most recently received his Master of Science in Dentistry degree and Certificate in Orthodontics from the orthodontic residency at Indiana University. Dr. Grillo enjoys spending time with family and friends and anything that involves sports. He also has a passion for the outdoors, particularly spending time in northern Michigan.

    Dr. Grillo’s personality and philosophy align perfectly with ours. We love connecting with people and have learned that is important to Dr. Grillo as well. He enjoys getting to know his patients and takes an active interest in their personal growth throughout treatment. He is committed to offering the same high standard of care in a warm, engaging, and technology-forward environment that our office is known for. Giving back to the community is another mutual goal of ours. Dr. Grillo’s roots are in Midland and he’s looking forward to getting involved in the local schools, sports teams, and clubs.

    With Dr. Grillo joining our team we can do more together than we could have done individually. We will serve more people in the community, work on ways to make orthodontic treatment more affordable, and add more perspectives as we develop our patients’ treatment plans. We will also be able to add more availability for scheduling. Dr. Grillo will bring new ideas, energy and insight, which will be appreciated by everyone who meets him.

    It is great when you realize that a decision you made turns out even better than you originally thought. Dr. Grillo will certainly help raise the bar at Davis & Davis Orthodontics and we look forward to introducing him to you!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (989) 631-1334 or email us at info@midlandsmiles.com.