About Us

The Team Behind the Smiles

Our orthodontic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive, comfortable, and customized orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

The Advantage Orthodontics team is one of the best in Midland, MI. We treat every patient like extended family and look forward to meeting you!

Meet Dr. Ford

Dr. Douglas Ford has been providing outstanding patient care and creating beautiful smiles since 1990, and his mission is simple – to treat every patient like they are a member of his family.

Dr. Ford completed 14 years of college plus one year of hospital residency training to become a board certified Orthodontist and Prosthodontist. Dr. Ford obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He continued at the University of Michigan and earned his dental degree (Doctor of Dental Surgery). Dr. Ford attended the University of Texas to earn his Master of Science Degree in Prosthodontics and the University of North Carolina to earn his Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics.

Learn more about Dr. Ford

Meet the Team

They’ll Treat You Like Family

The team at Advantage Orthodontics welcomes you as if you were visiting a friends house every time you arrive. They are the reason so many people come to Advantage Orthodontics.

  • Amanda

  • Jena

  • Patti

  • Lori

  • Molly

  • Peggy S.

  • Jennifer

  • Stephanie

Being Board Certified

What It Means

The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certification process signifies a unique achievement—a significant step beyond the two to three years of advanced education required for a dentist to become a specialist in orthodontics.

The process requires the orthodontist to demonstrate actual accomplishments in patient care with detailed case reports on the treatment provided for a broad range of patient problems. Board certification is a voluntary achievement that all orthodontists do not choose to pursue. In order to become board certified by the ABO, an individual orthodontist is thoroughly interviewed by a highly respected panel of examiners to demonstrate their orthodontic knowledge, clinical skills and judgment.