Orthodontics

  • NEW NAME, SAME GAME

    September 20, 2019

    NEW NAME, SAME GAME

    Showcasing our pride in the communities we live in and serve, as of October 1 2019, Davis and Davis Orthodontics in Midland will become Great Lakes Bay Orthodontics! Together with our satellite location in West Branch and our newest location in Bay City, we are excited to create more beautiful smiles in the Great Lakes Bay region!

    Great Lakes Bay Orthodontics holds 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 (who is now officially a partner of our practice this fall!). 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!!

     

  • 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.

  • Aesop May Have Known A Thing Or Two About Orthodontics

    October 25, 2016

    Remember Aesop’s fable about The Tortoise and the Hare? Slow and steady wins the race, right? Well in today’s age of instant gratification that can be a hard sell – especially when you have a teen who wants a selfie-ready smile as fast as possible.

    Luckily your teen doesn’t need to live through years of orthodontics anymore in order to get the smile they desire! With new technology and techniques we can accelerate the pace of orthodontics and help your teen smile freely faster.

    You may have read about fast alternatives to traditional braces; well just like a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, things aren’t always what they seem. These techniques often involve moving just a few teeth as opposed to looking at the overall smile and well being of a patient.

    At Davis & Davis Orthodontics, Dr. Dale and Dr. Lisa look at the overall wellness of their patients and help them to choose a course of action that benefits the individual.  For teens that want the fastest route to a straight smile, we focus on Accelerated Orthodontics to help your teen achieve their desired smile.

    Below are just a few of the paths we offer:

    1. AcceleDent®: it’s an orthodontics system that goes over the braces for 20 minutes each day to accelerate the work the braces are doing by up to 50%. Which means shorter time in braces!

    2. The PROPEL® System can also be used in combination with current orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces. The PROPEL System helps move teeth into their desired position 50% faster than teeth can move with Invisalign and traditional braces alone.

    While speed is often a big factor when choosing a treatment plan, so are looks. Your teen may not want metal braces in their selfies even if it means having orthodontics for a shorter period of time. If that’s the case, he or she should ask about Invisalign® Teen. Invisalign aligners are made of nearly invisible clear plastic. Many teens also like that the aligners are removable so they can eat whatever they want.

    So whether you have a Tortoise or a Hare for a teen – we’ll help you, and them, chose a treatment plan that’s right for them. AND we’ll make sure they get the best smile at the end – regardless of which path they choose.

    To book a consultation call our Midland, MI office at (989) 631-1334 today. Dr. Dale and Dr. Lisa can’t wait to meet you and your teen!