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Shadowing at the Orthodontist in Longview

Katelyn visited our office a few times over the past couple weeks to learn more about dentistry and orthodontics in particular. Here is what she wrote about her time with us:

"I learned so much from watching the girls and how they work. Lindsey was so patient with me and let me ask any question. She taught me how to remember what color goes with what quadrant. The lower right is red and it is fire, the upper right is black that is because smoke comes after fire. Then you go to the lower left and that is white because after smoke comes ashes. Last but not least you have the upper left and that is green because after ashes comes new growth. She helped me remember how the reverse curve wire goes and how it works, frown down smile up.

I also learn how to properly clean a room after each patient, and how to clean the instruments. The instrument name took me a little longer to remember but after seeing what each instrument was used for it helped me to remember then. I loved getting to watch Lindsey take the pictures for the Invisalign. Out of all getting to watch the process of putting on the brackets for the first time was the best. Y'all walked everyone through the process and made sure they where comfortable through the whole thing that’s what I liked best. I didn’t get to see anyone finish their time in braces but I can only image how it must feel to help a child or an adult feel better about their smile.

Thank you so much for having me and teaching me all that y'all did. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to do my externship."

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 braces, clear 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 KilgoreMarshallGilmerHendersonMount Pleasant and Carthage Texas.

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