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Fun Times at the Orthodontist in Longview Texas

September 20th, 2018

Fun Times at the Orthodontist in Longview Texas

It’s only been a few months since Laney started her braces smile transformation and she already wants to be an orthodontist ?. We are here to support you in any way we can Laney!! ??? Thanks for being so awesome ?

You have to look ?? really close to see Jaydin’s Clear Braces she got yesterday ?. Congratulations Jaydin and welcome to the MH Ortho Family!! ???

We just wanted to give a big shout out and congratulations to one of our awesome patients and Kiki dancers, Bryce, for being recognized as Panther of the Month by Spring Hill ISD!! We are so proud of you and are grateful to have you as part of not only our MH Ortho family but also our community ?#heevenwearshisrubberbandstoo

More Trivia Tuesday Questions from your neighborhood Orthodontist

Happy Trivia Tuesday ??? !! Here are this week’s questions?. Let us know your thoughts!!
1️⃣ Does a palatal expander have the potential to help a child with breathing or snoring issues? Yes or No
2️⃣ What should you do if you get a tooth knocked out of the mouth? Put in a glass of water? Put it in a glass of milk?
3️⃣ Do braces attract lighting? ⚡️⚡️

 

It’s that time of the week again ???? #triviatuesday
1️⃣ Is it ok to bleach your teeth while you have #braces, or should you wait until you get them off?
2️⃣ True or False: Braces will set off a metal detector
3️⃣ What are the shapes of the wires orthodontists use with braces?
Round, square, and rectangular?
Round, square, and triangular?

And a Trivia Tuesday Answer Explained:

One of our #triviatuesday questions from last week came to us because a patient of ours had an adult tooth knocked out while riding bikes. Fortunately their parents did the right thing and placed the tooth back in the mouth within 30 minutes ??. Doing this significantly improves the chances of saving the tooth.

If this ever happens to you, pick the adult tooth up by the crown ? (not the root) and wash it briefly under cold water (do not wipe it off), and place it back in its socket in the mouth. Bite on a cloth or napkin to help keep it in place, and see your dentist as soon as possible.

If you are unable to put the tooth back in the mouth right away, place the tooth in a glass of #milk and head to an emergency clinic or dental office so a dentist can place it back in the mouth. They may also place a splint or wire to help hold the tooth in a passive position. The prognosis is always guarded with a tooth that is knocked out, but the sooner you can get it back in the mouth, the better ??#spreadtheword #saveatooth #nowyouknow #dentaltrauma

Please let us know if you have any questions about orthodontic treatment. If you are looking for a Longview orthodontist and would like to learn how Dr. Spencer Mack and Dr. Andrew Hansen can help you get the smile you have always wanted with metal bracesclear braces, or invisalign please contact us. Our free consultation will allow you to discover what our orthodontists can do for you. We’re conveniently located in Longview, TX next to Longview Regional Hospital and are just a quick drive from Kilgore, Marshall, Gilmer, Henderson, Mount Pleasant and Carthage Texas.

Orthodontist Open After School

September 20th, 2018

Orthodontist Open After School

As you would expect, one of the most popular and sought-after appointment times at the orthodontist is after school. Here at Mack and Hansen Orthodontics we understand this and that is why we offer more after school appointments with our extend evening hours. On Tuesday and Thursdays we are open until 6 pm and as such offer many after school appointment options. We offer new patient consultations after school as well as regular orthodontic adjustment visits and appointments to get braces on after school as well!

If you would like an after-school appointment for your braces or invisalign adjustment/visit, please mention that to our scheduling coordinator when you call in for an appointment, or when you are scheduling your next visit with one of our clinical assistants.

Trivia Tuesday:

It’s Trivia Tuesday ??? Headgear Edition

1️⃣ If your 7 or 8 year old has an underbite, what type of headgear could help correct their bite? (Yes, there are different types of headgear): Cervical Pull Headgear or a Reverse-Pull Headgear (Facemask)?
2️⃣How many hours a day should a child wear their Headgear? 6-8 or 12-14?
3️⃣How long would early treatment with a “headgear”typically be for a child? 6-8 months? 12-14 months?

Let us know your answers!! ?

 

Trivia Tuesday: Primary (Baby) Teeth and Dental Development Edition.

We have some tough questions this week so let us know your answers and any questions you may have!!?
1️⃣If your child’s primary teeth don’t have spaces between them, does that mean they will have enough room for their adult teeth or that they will likely have crowding when they get their adult teeth??
2️⃣At the age of 9, how many adult teeth (on average) will a child have? 8 or 12 ?
3️⃣ Your child has an adult tooth right next to a baby tooth. Which one is typically going to be whiter? Adult tooth or primary tooth??

 

Trivia Tuesday: Rubber Bands Edition

1️⃣Can you wear rubber bands with Invisalign?? Yes or No?
2️⃣Can wearing my rubber bands as instructed by my orthodontist help me finish treatment on time⏰and even early? ?? Yes or No?
3️⃣ What is a typical force? amount of the rubber bands we give you to wear during treatment? 4-8 oz. or 12-16 oz.?

 

Please let us know if you have any questions about orthodontic treatment. If you are looking for a Longview orthodontist and would like to learn how Dr. Spencer Mack and Dr. Andrew Hansen can help you get the smile you have always wanted with metal bracesclear braces, or invisalign please contact us. Our free consultation will allow you to discover what our orthodontists can do for you. We’re conveniently located in Longview, TX next to Longview Regional Hospital and are just a quick drive from KilgoreMarshall, Gilmer, Henderson, Mount Pleasant and Carthage Texas.

Adults Braces Cost, Braces Cost, and Invisalign Cost

September 16th, 2018

Adults Braces Cost, Braces Cost, and Invisalign Cost

Some of the most common questions we get asked by members of our community in Longview, Marshall, Gilmer, Kilgore and more is:

How much do braces cost?

How much do braces cost for adults?

How much does invisalign cost?

The short answer to these questions is: it depends on the complexity and duration of treatment needed.

Treatment complexity is the biggest factor that determines how much braces cost or how much adult braces cost. The same is true for invisalign. With any orthodontic case, it is difficult to fully asses the type and complexity of treatment that will be needed in order to transform a bite or smile.

Because of this, we are glad to be able to offer FREE orthodontic consultations for both braces and invisalign to all patients. Regardless of if you are coming in for one of our popular evening or after school orthodontic consultations, or one in the middle of the day, they are always FREE of charge.

At your orthodontic consultation we will take some diagnostic x-rays that help us see what exactly is going on with your bite and smile, as well as photographs. Our orthodontists, Dr. Mack and Dr. Hansen will also perform an exam to diagnose what all is going on in you or your child’s mouth.

After your free consultation our orthodontic treatment coordinator will go over with you what your options are and the different options we have for payment. We always offer low down payments, affordable monthly payment plans, and 0% interest on all of our already affordable orthodontic treatment options.

On top of that, since we are an in-netowrk orthodontist office, if you have orthodontic insurance you can expect to have an additional discount on top of our usual orthodontic treatment fees.

We would be happy to help answer any questions you may have about orthodontic treatment. If you would like to discover how Dr. Spencer Mack and Dr. Andrew Hansen can help you get the smile you have always wanted with metal bracesclear braces, or invisalign please contact us and request a free consultation to learn more about our affordable braces and invisalign clear aligners. We’re conveniently located in Longview, TX right by Longview Regional Hospital and are just a quick drive from KilgoreMarshall, Carthage, Henderson, Mount Pleasant, and Gilmer.

Longview Orthodontist - Reviews

August 23rd, 2018

We absolutely LOVE our patients here at Mack and Hansen Orthodontics. We appreciate each and every one of them and are so grateful for the reviews they leave us. Here are some of our recent reviews from Facebook and Google:

“I can not think of one negative thing to say about Mack and Hansen Orthodontics. From the minute I called them I knew this was the right choice to get my daughter’s braces done. They were quick and professional at all times. Kind and caring when it was needed and always polite. My daughter even got a welcome bag and a pop socket! We are so glad we chose Mack and Hansen!” – Julia G.

“So friendly, warm and welcoming. They had my very nervous daughter laughing and relaxed as soon as she walked through the door. As a parent they had everything broke down and easy for me to understand. The staff is very knowledgeable and kept me informed every step of the way from consultation to completion. Highly recommend!” – Carrie D.

“When your 15 year old son walks out of every single appointment smiling and laughing because his smile is improving but he’s also having fun with the Mack and Hansen crew, I’d say that’s a huge WIN! Thanks for loving what y’all do , and providing exceptional care !” – Meredith S.

“I was referred by my dentist to see an orthodontist about some minor corrections. I found Mack and Hansen on FB and loved that they offered later appointments which made it easy to schedule a day and time to come in for my free consultation. Went in for the consultation and everyone was so welcoming and warm! It did not feel like we conducted business at all, it was easy to talk to them and they made sure I understood what I wanted. I was scheduled to get my braces on two days later and it went fast and easy and we had fun in the process! I will ALWAYS recommend Mack and Hansen in the Future to anyone I talk with wanting to know more about an orthodontist. This team is absolutely fabulous!” – Andrea R.

“Dr . Mack and Dr. Hansen, and staff are they most kind office we have been to. We have been pt’s for over 6 months, and every visit we are all welcomed with open arms. They know all my kids by name, they let the kids know how interested they are in them. Can not say enough good this about this amazing office!” – Leslie N.

“This is the nicest dental office that I have been to. Very professional and they made my daughter feel so comfortable. I really appreciate the experience.” – Yolanda M.

“I’m a patient at Mack & Hansen Orthodontics and in my opinion they are the best in East Texas. Friendly staff and excellent care! If you are in need of orthodontic care, this is the place to go. I highly recommend Mack & Hansen Orthodontics to anyone needing orthodontic care!” Zeek V.

“So excited to start my invisalign journey!! the staff and doctors are so kind, welcoming, and make you feel so comfortable in their office. thank you, Mack & Hansen Orthodontics!!!” – Kaitlyn H.

“The doctors and staff were so friendly and caring. They made my daughter's experience getting braces so fun and relaxing. The office is so relaxing, comfortable, just great. Thanks so much!” – Yuvonda B.

“I’m still pretty new into my Invisalign journey but I can not say enough good things about this office and these people!” – Erica A.

“I am so glad I went with my gut to give y'all a try! Abel and me loved y'all! Super amazing and very informative with everything that was happening. Thanks for taking care of my baby boy!” – Krystal A.

“I LOVE being apart of the Mack & Hansen Orthodontics Family! They provide complimentary consultations & have the best team around. I met with Dr. Spencer during my consultation, she answered all of my questions in depth & she made me feel so comfortable about the process of getting braces. She wasn’t pushy about starting the treatment either, she let me explore all of my options before hand. Given that I’m a college student and work part time. I saw Dr. Andrew for the procedure which took about 25 minutes total, with NO needles (I’m scared of needles ha). He made sure I was doing okay during the process and kept me very involved in what he was doing! I most definitely recommend Mack & Hansen Orthodontics, they treat you like family! “ – Madi G.

“Made my daughter feel very comfortable throughout the whole process.” – Kelly M.

We would be happy to help answer any questions you may have about orthodontic treatment. If you are looking for a longview orthodontist and would like to discover how Dr. Spencer Mack and Dr. Andrew Hansen can help you get the smile you have always wanted with metal bracesclear braces, or invisalign please contact us and request a free consultation to learn more. We’re conveniently located in Longview, TX right by Longview Regional Hospital and are just a quick drive from KilgoreMarshall, Carthage, Henderson, Mount Pleasant, and Gilmer.

Giving East Texas a Reason to Smile