The obvious potential reward for orthodontic treatment is straighter teeth that are less prone to decay and injury ... but just as important is the boost to self-confidence that a better smile can provide.
As Longview’s family orthodontic team, we offer metal, clear, and even gold braces and Invisalign® to children, teens, and adults of all ages. In fact, adults now account for close to a third of all orthodontic patients.
As you prepare to make decisions about orthodontic treatment, it’s very important to be armed with the facts and know how the process with us works.
When should my child first see an orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should get an orthodontic screening no later than age seven. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early, rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed.
Early treatment may mean a patient will avoid surgery or other serious corrections later in life. Even if no treatment is needed, it’s always great for us to have a baseline of records to monitor the progression of your child’s dental development.
Your First Visit is On Us!
Your initial consultation is always complimentary at Mack & Hansen Orthodontics. We want you to have the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs without having to pay a consultation fee. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mack, Dr. Hansen, and our team will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Perform a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
- Help you create a customized treatment plan that fits your schedule and lifestyle
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and our affordable payment plan options that we have
We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you. If you would like to schedule your complimentary consultation, please click here.
What about Costs?
What Happens After Your First Visit?
If you are ready to start treatment, we can get your braces on the SAME DAY you come in for your consult. If your schedule does not allow for that, we will schedule you to get your braces or clear aligners at the next appointment. The process of getting the braces on generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will be available to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
Visiting our office about every four to eight weeks is an essential part of your orthodontic treatment. We will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible, including plenty of before and after school appointments: We are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday by appointment. When scheduling appointments, please let us know which days and times work best for you.
We also understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
Don’t Forget to Visit Your Dentist!
It is vital that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure you receive the best possible care.