Great, friendly place!
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
Dr. Dale has treated all 3 of my boys. We were extremely happy with the service and results on all 3. We have and will still continue to recommend Davis & Davis to others.
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Very friendly staff.
from Hemlock, 14 Jul 2015
All of the staff was really nice and the end results were incredible!
from Midland, 13 May 2015
Like the wooden nickels. Friendly staff and Dr. Lisa was nice too.
from Saginaw, 08 Oct 2015
Professional fun environment
from Midland, 07 Oct 2015
Great as always
from Freeland, 13 Aug 2015
Great service
from Midland, 03 Jun 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
on time quick turnaround good scheduling system no complaints
from Midland, 14 Oct 2015
They were very nice and moved quickly
from Midland, 20 May 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
They made my teeth just the way I wanted!
from Midland, 20 Aug 2015
Everyone in the office was very friendly.
from Midland, 27 Oct 2015
All went well!
from Auburn, 21 Jul 2015
The staff at Davis & Davis is wonderful! They are very helpful and I love that there is one cost for every part of treatment!
from Midland, 07 Apr 2015
Everyone is very helpful and has made our experience wonderful.
from Midland, 04 May 2015
Nice office and friendly staff! Our entire family has had treatment there.
, 17 Feb 2015
Davis&davis staff is amazing. They always make you feel comfortable with every procedure, they work well with my crazy schedule , and always have a smile on their faces:)
from Coleman, 16 Nov 2015
Dealing with Davis and Davis orthodontics for many years for my four children and myself. We have had a wonderful experience with the whole practice from Dr. Dale Davis to his whole staff. They always go above and beyond with all their patients. It is always a pleasure dealing with them and would highly recommend their office.
from Midland, Michigan, 09 Jun 2015
Fabulous office the entire staff always goes above and beyond the call of duty.
from Hemlock, 11 Aug 2015
Our consultation visit was very informative regarding my daughters situation and the staff was very pleasant and easy to talk to. We look forward to working with them. My daughter's impression was a good one as well as mine.
from Midland, 23 Sep 2015
from Midland, 29 Jun 2015
from Midland, 23 Nov 2015
Always willing to work with families schedules, friendly staff, wonderful group to work with.
from Midland, 14 Jul 2015
Great job Dr. Dale!!! Braces off and straight teeth in 9 months!!! Great experience with Dr. Davis and his whole wonderful staff!!
from Midland, 11 Mar 2015
Great experience...good instruction, very helpful
from linwood, 08 Jun 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
Great experience with all three of our children!
from Mount Pleasant, 29 Jun 2015

Our Blog


November 26th, 2015

At Davis & Davis Orthodontics, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Midland, MI area to the national level!

When Americans sit down to dinner on the last Thursday of November, the day that Abraham Lincoln designated as the day on which Thanksgiving would be celebrated, they do so thinking that the first Thanksgiving feast was held at Plymouth in 1621. According to National Geographic, the Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez Coronado and his men celebrated a feast of Thanksgiving in Texas in 1541, giving Texas the distinction of being the first place where Thanksgiving was celebrated.
Different Types of Celebrations

Native Americans had rituals around which they celebrated in hopes of ensuring a bountiful harvest. The Cherokees had a Green Corn Dance that they did for this very purpose. The Pilgrims (not to be confused with the Puritans,) rejected any type of public religious display. They held a three-day long non-religious Thanksgiving feast. Although they said grace, the focus of their celebration was on feasting, drinking alcohol (they did have beer,) and playing games.

The Pilgrims at the Plymouth Plantation celebrated a different day of Thanksgiving in 1623. Plagued by a crop-destroying drought, the settlers prayed for relief. They even fasted. A few days later, they got the rain they so desperately needed. Soon thereafter, they received another blessing when Captain Miles Standish came with staples they couldn't otherwise get. He also told them that a Dutch supply ship was en route. In gratitude for the abundance of good fortune, the Plymouth settlers celebrated a day of prayer and Thanksgiving on June 30, 1623.

The Story of Squanto

No discussion of Thanksgiving is complete without a discussion of Squanto, or Tisquantum, as he was known among his people, the Patuxet Indians. It is believed that he was born sometime around 1580. As he returned to his village after a long journey, he and several other Native Americans were kidnapped by Jamestown colonist, Thomas Hunt. Hunt put them on a ship heading to Spain where they were to be sold into slavery.

As fate would have it, some local friars rescued him and many of the other kidnapped natives. Squanto was educated by the friars. Eventually, after asking for freedom so he could return to North America, he ended up in London where he spent time working as a ship builder. By 1619, he was finally able to get passage on a ship headed to New England with other Pilgrims.

Upon arriving at Plymouth Rock, he learned that his entire tribe was wiped out by diseases that accompanied earlier settlers from Europe. In gratitude for passage on their ship, he helped them set up a settlement on the very land where his people once lived. They called the settlement Plymouth. Since they knew nothing about how to survive, let alone how to find food, Squanto taught them everything, from how to plant corn and other crops, how to fertilize them, how and where to get fish and eels and much more.

After a devastating winter during which many settlers died, thanks to Squanto's teaching, they had an abundant harvest. After that harvest, they honored him with a feast. It is this feast of 1621 which was celebrated between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians that is widely considered the first Thanksgiving celebration.

About the Meal of the Plymouth Settlers

Surviving journals of Edward Winslow that are housed at Plymouth Plantation indicate that the first Thanksgiving feast was nothing like what Americans eat today. The meal consisted of venison, various types of wild fowl (including wild turkey,) and Indian corn. There were no cranberries, stuffing, pumpkin pie, potatoes, or any of the other “traditional” foods that appear on modern menus.

Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, the day that Abraham Lincoln designated as the holiday. It is still a day of feasting, and for some, a day of prayer and thanksgiving. For others, it is a celebration of gathering, especially for families. Still others may celebrate in entirely different ways, including watching college football bowl games, or by playing family games.

If you ever wonder why you're so tired after the Thanksgiving meal, it's because turkey contains an amino acid, tryptophan, and it sets off chemicals whose chain reaction combine to make people sleepy.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic treatment?

November 19th, 2015

Parents usually have numerous questions about orthodontic treatment for their children. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, orthodontic treatment for children should start at around seven years of age. This allows Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis to evaluate the child’s existing and incoming teeth to determine whether or not early treatment might be necessary.

What is early orthodontic treatment?

Early orthodontic treatment, known as Phase One, usually begins when the child is eight or nine years old. The goal is to correct bite problems such as an underbite as well as guide the jaw’s growth pattern. It also helps to make room in the mouth for the permanent teeth to be properly placed as they come in. This will greatly reduce the risk of the child needing extractions later in life due to his or her teeth getting crowded.

Does your child need early orthodontic treatment?

There are several ways that you can determine whether your child needs early treatment. If you observe any of these characteristics or behaviors, you should talk to Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis.

  • Early loss of baby teeth (before age five)
  • Lat loss of baby teeth (after age five or six)
  • The child’s teeth do not meet properly or at all
  • The child is a mouth breather
  • Front teeth are crowded (you won’t see this until the child is about seven or eight)
  • Protruding teeth, typically in the front
  • Biting or chewing difficulties
  • A speech impediment
  • The child’s jaw shifts when he or she opens or closes the mouth
  • The child is older than five years and still sucks a thumb

What are the benefits of seeking orthodontic treatment early?

Early orthodontic treatment is begun while the child’s jaw bones are still soft. They do not harden until the children reach their late teens. Because the bones are still pliable, corrective procedures such as braces work faster than they do for adults.

In short, early treatment at our Midland, MI office often allows your child to avoid lengthy procedures, extraction, and surgery in adulthood. Early treatment is an effective preventive measure that lays the foundation for a healthy, stable mouth in adulthood.

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What is expected of me during my orthodontic treatment?

November 12th, 2015

We hear this question a lot at Davis & Davis Orthodontics, and we don’t mind when patients who are eager to complete their orthodontic treatment ask us. After all, we know there is no better feeling than getting your braces off!

During your initial consultation with Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis, we will map out a specific treatment for you and will try our hardest to give you a timeline of when we expect you to wrap up treatment.

Having said that, we know every patient is different. People have different biological responses to orthodontic treatment and some people’s teeth may move faster than others.

Luckily, there are things you can do to ensure your treatment wraps up in a timely manner. By following these suggestions, you can avoid any setbacks during your treatment.

  • Make sure to keep your adjustment appointments. Postponing or cancelling will delay treatment!
  • Be sure to show up on time to your appointments. This will give Drs. Lisa and Dale Davis and our team time to do everything we planned during your adjustment visit.
  • When prescribed, make sure you are diligent about wearing rubber bands or other appliances.
  • Avoid damage to your braces and teeth by wearing a mouth guard during sports activities.
  • Make sure to brush and floss regularly! Gum disease or other dental work can delay orthodontic treatment.

If you remember to follow these guidelines, you’ll be on your way to having the dazzling, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. As for us, our team at Davis & Davis Orthodontics will do our part to move your orthodontic treatment along efficiently. If you have any questions about your treatment time, please give us a call at our Midland, MI office or ask us during your next visit!