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Styles of Braces

Have you ever wondered if braces today are the same as they used to be back in the day?

Well, the answer is that while braces are still the most common way orthodontists straighten teeth and align bites, the styles and shapes of braces have come a long way! Check out the different styles that Dr. Mack and Dr. Hansen use in our Longview orthodontic office.

Modern Metal Braces

metal braces

Our modern metal braces are the most common type of braces we use and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, our metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. As with all our types of braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


Clear (Ceramic) Braces

clear braces

Our ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. All of our patients who choose this option absolutely LOVE these braces, especially adults and older teenagers because they are so much less visible. Of course you can still choose color elastics to use on these clear braces which looks really neat!


Invisalign (Clear Aligners)


Clear aligners such as Invisalign are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. We treat more teens and adults with invisalign than any other provider in East Texas so you can feel confident you will achieving the results you desire with this type of treatment.


Iconix Gold Braces

lingual braces

A unique blend of sophistication and modern esthetics, the the Iconix gold braces are a champagne colored bracket that truly offers the best of both worlds - the durability of stainless steel and the aesthetics of "white" gold. These braces provide a unique blend of functionality and style that are rare to find.


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