Great service and nice workers!
from East Lansing, 05 May 2015
Staff is very friendly
from Midland, 12 Mar 2015
Great service
from Midland, 03 Jun 2015
Very family friendly! Great with kids! Dr. Dale answered all our questions and concerns. Very easy to work with.
from Midland, 06 May 2015
Very helpful
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Thank you for making Hannah shine! Her smile is fantastic! ❤️
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
It's always a pleasure to visit!
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
Great first experience visiting the office and meeting everyone.
from Freeland, 26 Jun 2015
Friendly and very informative.
from Midland, 05 May 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
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
Very professional and friendly. Willing to work with you on your child's unique needs.
from Pinconning, 19 May 2015
Thank you guys so much for what you are doing for me and my teeth
from Midland, 09 Jun 2015
You were patient with my girls. They took a long time.
from Midland, Mi, 08 Jun 2015
Good service, given in a timely manner.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Excellent!
from Midland, 27 May 2015
We have has two patients come through Davis and Davis and we have been extremely satisfied!
from Midland, 20 Jul 2015
Always satisfied
from Bay city, 09 Jun 2015
I couldn't be happier with the care that is given on every visit. My treatment and results have been amazing. Everyone at Davis & Davis does a great job and are always so friendly.
from Work in Midland / Live in Beaverton, 02 Jul 2015
We love the personal attention we receive every time we come.
from Freeland, 02 Jun 2015
Very satisfied
from Sanford, MI, 07 Apr 2015
Excellent, timely service.
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Great service
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
We have been VERY happy with Davis & Davis!
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Absolutely awesome love the staff!!! And their humor with my little guy much appreciated.
from Midland, 07 Apr 2015
Excellent! I am an older patient so I had reservations of being looked at as being a vain old lady! I thought everyone would make fun of me. Instead I felt so comfortable and treated with so much respect. If I ever had a problem no matter how trivial it was handled with clear concise immediate answers. I have already recommended Davis and Davis to my friends and their families. I thank you for filling mr bucket list I have had since I was a little girl. I always wanted straight teeth and you made a wish come true. I am a kindergarten teacher and always-was so embarrassed when my littlekindergartners would look closely at my mouth and say you have a loose tooth. They didn't mean anything but it sure heart my feelings. So orthodontics went on my bucket list and I got older worried that it may never happen. Davis and Davis made it happen. Thank you!
from Bay City, 02 Jun 2015
Very good!
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Light fun atmosphere. Everyone makes me feel welcome and comfortable.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Love the staff
from Sanford, 03 Aug 2015
This office is incredibly professional. I've been greeted with postive and happy employees every appointment. They work quickly and effectively. Also, my new smile is awesome!
from Midland, 11 May 2015
Invisalign

Our Blog

Tips for Using Invisalign®

July 30th, 2015

More than one patient has come into our office and asked, “What can I do to help my teeth when wearing Invisalign?”

While everyone’s teeth and dental needs are different, there are certain things everyone can do to make wearing their Invisalign aligners a more rewarding experience. Always follow the list of instructions and tips from Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis, and add the following advice to your daily routine.

Always ask us about teeth whitening. Our team at Davis & Davis Orthodontics knows how important it is for you to keep your teeth white and stain-free from the foods and drinks you consume daily. If you have attachments to your teeth, they will not whiten properly. Ask our office about teeth whitening when wearing your aligners; it might be best to wait until your treatment is complete.

Continue flossing every day. You should be flossing in any case. But it can be easy to assume that Invisalign will protect your teeth from bacteria. This is not true. Bacteria can get behind the aligners and affect the health of your teeth and gums, so keep up with your flossing schedule.

Follow the 48-hour rule when wearing your aligners. When you insert every new set of aligners, you should leave them in as much as possible during the first 48 hours. Your teeth will move more during this timeframe, and the aligners do the most good during this time.

You may experience slight discomfort while wearing your Invisalign aligners. You can take a pain reliever to help with the discomfort, but if you experience too much pain, please give us a call at our convenient Midland, MI office to schedule an appointment!

Caring for Your Smile While Wearing Invisalign®

July 23rd, 2015

Getting your braces off is exciting. You’ve been working on your new smile for months or years, and it’s time for the trips to our Midland, MI office to pay off. Can you imagine how bad it would be to discover that your teeth are straight, but that there’s decay?

Caring for your smile while wearing Invisalign goes beyond just waiting for your teeth to get straighter. It involves cleaning your teeth regularly and thoroughly to prevent tooth decay. That way, your smile will be more beautiful than ever when you’re done with your Invisalign treatment.

Take Your Trays Out

The first difference you may notice between Invisalign and traditional metal braces is that Invisalign aligners are invisible, but there’s another important distinction as well. Invisalign braces are removable. You can take the trays out, and you should. Remove the trays while you’re eating so you don’t get food stuck in them. Also, remove them while you’re cleaning your teeth so that you can have full access to all the nooks and crannies in your mouth.

Brush Normally

The guidelines for brushing your teeth with Invisalign don’t change compared to braces. Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a soft toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste, being sure to get all surfaces of your teeth. If possible, brush after each meal.

If you can’t, be sure to drink some water and swish it around in your mouth when you’re done eating to get rid of the extra food on your teeth. Leaving carbohydrates, such as sugar and starch, on your teeth opens the door to tooth decay.

Floss and Wash

Flossing your teeth gets out the bits and pieces stuck between them. It’s a time-consuming task when you need to navigate the wires of traditional metal braces, but thanks to Invisalign’s removable design, flossing is no problem. Rinsing your mouth with a fluoride antibacterial mouthwash also helps clean your teeth because it gets into all of the spaces. Floss and rinse one or two times daily.

Cleaning Your Trays

Cleaning your Invisalign trays keeps them from getting riddled with bacteria, and it helps keep your teeth free from excess food. You can use the Invisalign cleaning system, which involves placing the trays in a tub with cleaning crystals. The plastic trays are clean after 15 minutes. You can also ask Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis for other ways to clean your trays.

What’s so great about an orthodontist?

July 16th, 2015

A lot of our patients are curious about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. In fact, one of the most common questions we hear at Davis & Davis Orthodontics is, “Dentists and orthodontists are all the same, right?”

A general dentist is your primary dental care provider. Dentists diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral healthcare needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, and bridges.

Orthodontists, such as Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis, are more concerned with diagnosis, prevention, interception, and treatment of malocclusion, or what we call “bad bite,” of the teeth. Orthodontists focus on tooth and jaw alignment and bite problems such as overbites and underbites, and are responsible for straightening teeth via bands, wires, braces, and other fixed or removable corrective treatment options, like braces and clear aligners. Orthodontists treat children as well as adults who wish to improve the function of their bite and appearance of their smile.

Before becoming an orthodontist, doctors such as Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis start out in dental school and earn a dental degree, just like your general dentist. After dental school, those doctors who decide they are interested in the orthodontic field, stay in school for a few more years and become experts in orthodontia, which is one of nine specialties within the dental field.

Isn’t it nice to know we have orthodontic experts here at Davis & Davis Orthodontics to help you through any type of treatment your teeth and jaw might need? To schedule your initial appointment at our Midland, MI office, please give us a call today!

What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?

July 9th, 2015

Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis and our team know it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of dental device to correct a problem with your teeth. Both braces and Invisalign can produce good results in giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Both methods can straighten your teeth and alleviate such issues as crowding, spacing, cross bite, overbite, and underbite. Both methods of treatment have a similar cost.

You can take a cross-country road trip in a ten-year-old economy car or you can make the trip in a brand-new luxury sedan. Both will get you to your destination, but you will be far more comfortable traveling in the luxury sedan. Similarly, your journey to a great smile is much more comfortable and convenient with Invisalign as opposed to braces.

Comfort

Some of the discomfort you may experience with braces is greatly reduced with Invisalign. Because Invisalign is custom-fit to your mouth and made of plastic, you will feel less pain, irritation, and soreness. Unlike braces, there are no food restrictions; you can eat anything that is on your diet.

Brushing and flossing

Of course you will want to brush and floss your teeth to prevent plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, and dental decay. If you wear braces, these simple tasks can become quite a challenge. Invisalign aligners are very easy to remove and replace, so you can brush or floss like normal without having to work your way around any metallic framework covering your teeth.

Appearance

You do not have to be embarrassed to show your teeth when you are using the Invisalign system. Since the aligners are practically invisible, no one will even notice you are wearing them! Whether you are a teenager or an older adult, you can live your life normally.

If you want to learn more about Invisalign, or are wondering what your treatment options are at Davis & Davis Orthodontics, feel free to give us a call at our convenient Midland, MI office!