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Brace Yourself, Winter is Here!

That's right! Winter has arrived in East Texas. Last night we had our first snow of the year and with that came icy roads, closed schools in Kilgore, Marshall, Gilmer, etc... and a closed Mack and Hansen Orthodontics office. Our orthodontic office will be closed today, Tuesday January 16th, to allow for the weather conditions to improve.

There are even some schools, such as Longview ISD, already announcing they are closing tomorrow as well. If you've seen any videos on the news or Facebook, you can see that the roads are by no means safe to drive on. We will be keeping a close eye on the weather to determine if we will be closing the office tomorrow as well.

During this time we want to do our part to remind everyone to bundle up and stay indoors (and off the roads) as much as possible.

Now despite what you may think, braces do feel any different and do not cause any more discomfort when it gets below freezing temperatures. However, always remember that if you are having any discomfort from your braces to reference the your home care instructions given to you at your first visit.

If you have any additional questions about Mack and Hansen Orthodontics or want to discover how Dr. Spencer Mack and Dr. Andrew Hansen can help you gain straighter teeth and a healthier smile with braces or Invisalign please contact us today! You can also visit to learn more about our orthodontists and request a complimentary consult, or you can call us at 903-212-7737. We’re conveniently located in Longview, TX and are just a quick drive from Marshall, Carthage, Henderson, Kilgore, and Gilmer.

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