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What are my options for braces or Invisalign?

A lot of times people are surprised to see how many different options there are for straightening their teeth and correcting their bite.

While there is always the option of traditional metal braces, there are also more aesthetic options that patients absolutely love. These include clear braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign and Clear Correct. We offer all of these options for both adults seeking orthodontic treatment as well as teens.

We often get questions about the difference between these options such as which one is quicker and which one "works better". Since all of these orthodontic options have some unique qualities, it all depends on the patient and the case. For certain situations braces are a better option than clear aligners like Invisalign and Clear Correct. However in other cases, the clear aligners are a better option.

When we look at each patients individual lifestyle, that also helps in deciding which treatment option would be better. For those who prefer to snack throughout the day, sometimes aligners are not the best bet because they need to be removed each time you eat and clear braces may be a better option. For those who have specific aesthetic demands, using a clear aligner might be a better option because of the ability to remove them for socially sensitive situations.

Understanding the differences between the types of orthodontic appliances and options can be confusing, which is why we offer risk-free, complimentary consultations for orthodontic treatment. With a free consultation you are able to hear directly from Dr. Mack or Dr. Hansen about what your options are and ask any and all questions you may have about orthodontic treatment, clear braces, metal braces, or clear aligners like invisalign.

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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