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When is the best time to start orthodontic treatment? 

When is the best time to start your orthodontic treatment?

If you asked a person that question, they may say something like Summer, Christmas, or Spring Break.  But the real answer to that question is ANY TIME!! Here at Mack and Hansen Orthodontics, we do our best to make any time a good time for getting your braces or Invisalign.  We do this by being available to you with early morning, late afternoon, and Friday appointments.  Our team is here to meet your needs however we are able to.  With that being said, school is almost out, summer is right around the corner, and it is a great time to schedule your complimentary consultation with us for your smile needs.   Whether you are interested in the Traditional Metal braces, the Forever Gold braces,  Clear braces or Invisalign, we are here to help guide you through the process.  If you aren’t sure what treatment you need, our doctors and staff will help explain how each appliance works and help you decipher through what best fits your lifestyle and needs.

Getting braces in the summer usually is a popular option, as kids are out of school.  With that in mind, summer is also a busy time here at Mack and Hansen Orthodontics, so it is always a good idea to schedule your appointments in advance.  Some people prefer to get their braces in the summer because they think they need downtime to “recover,” but this is not necessary.  Granted, braces and Invisalign can make your teeth a teeny bit sore right at the beginning, but this soreness is nothing that prevents you from being able to go back to school or work.  Taking something like Advil (ibuprofen), Tylenol (acetaminophen), or another type of anti-inflammatory medication can usually control much of the soreness people experience, allowing them to go about their day as usual.  Now there are some foods, as most people know, that you are unable to eat when you have braces because they will cause damage to the appliances.  But the beauty with Invisalign is that you are able to remove your trays when eating, so there are no food restrictions.  That is something a lot of young adults and adults like to consider when choosing the direction they wish to go on their journey to a better smile.

So in summary, you have many options when it comes to bettering your bite and your smile, and there is never a bad time to start!  With summer upon us and potentially more free time available, consider getting yourself or your loved one in for their complimentary consultation to see what treatment may be right for your smile!

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.

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