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When is the best time to come in for braces?

A lot of people wonder when is the best time to visit the orthodontist here in Longview, Texas. Well, the answer to that question will depend on a number of things, so let us break it down a little bit for you...

The beginning of the year is a great time to come in if you have received new orthodontic insurance or new orthodontic insurance benefits. Because we are an in network orthodontic provider here in East Texas, having new insurance or getting an orthodontic benefit on your insurance plan can mean a big difference in terms of the cost of treatment. Our patients love that we are in network with their insurance plan so if you have Delta Dental or Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna or MetLife, or another dental or orthodontic insurance, rest assured we are your in-network orthodontic provider.

Spring is also a great time to come in for braces for your child, especially because there are some times when school is closed in the spring, such as during spring break, which make it easy to get in for your orthodontic appointment without having to take your child out of school.

For this reason the summer is obviously a popular time to come in for an orthodontic evaluation or consultation. Despite school being out for summer across East Texas we are still open 5 days a week and offer later orthodontic appointments on Monday and Wednesdays. This means there is plenty of openings for you or our children to come in for their orthodontic visits and the best part is there is no school they will have to miss.

There are also some pros to coming to the orthodontist office or starting orthodontic treatment, whether that is with braces or invisalign, during the end of the year. If you have a flexible spending account through your employer or a health savings account where your benefits expire at the end of the year, those benefits or funds can be used for orthodontic treatment!! This is great news and if you have questions using your FSA or HSA funds, just ask one of our team members next time you are in our office.

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!

What patients are saying

“My daughter was very insecure about her teeth. She went from insecure to non-stop smiling in just a few months! For me that was just amazing! We love Mack & Hansen’s welcoming environment and their staff...always smiling, very helpful, energetic, and the most friendly in/out of the office. We Thank You All! I am FOREVER grateful for 'HER' smile!” ~ Sophia H. of Longview “My child actually looks forward to her orthodontist appointments!! The staff is always so friendly and it’s a positive, uplifting environment.” ~ Kara H. of Hallsville “I love the efficiency of Mack & Hansen Orthodontics. They have thought of everything when it comes to making a great customer impact. Not only are they skilled at making beautiful smiles, but they care about their patients. They are welcoming, up-to-date on technology, and really have hit the nail on great customer service! I would recommend them to anyone!” ~ Anita N. of Henderson “They have the absolute sweetest people working here! Every team member interacts with each patient. They show so much care for everyone and make you feel like family! I am so glad my braces experience has been with Mack & Hansen Orthodontics!” ~ Bonnie C. of Mount Pleasant “I love Mack & Hansen! Getting braces as an adult can be nerve racking, but this office has made my experience very comfortable! They offer great payment plans too. If you need anything they are very prompt with getting you seen or answering questions. Also, the new office is incredible and has an amazing mural painted outside.” ~ Alex M. of Kilgore “Absolutely the BEST orthodontists and office staff in town!  Always making sure we are taken care of and helping us on our smile journey!  Not to mention FUN!  Their ability to have fun makes it so much more enjoyable for their patients!” ~ Melissa H. of Marshall