By Steve Gamel
Hanis & Stevenson Orthodontics has always made it easy to find a reputable orthodontist right in your community. However, in today’s world of COVID-19 and needing to compassionately manage every concern that comes with it, this long-standing pillar of the community is going beyond the walls of its state-of-the-art practice in Katy.
Traditional orthodontics is alive and well. And yet, this lovable staff also wants to meet patients no matter where they are, proving once again why they were voted Best Orthodontist in the Living Magazine Readers’ Choice awards.
“The reality is, COVID-19 made us rethink our approach to how we go about taking care of our patients,” said Dr. Shad Hanis, who is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. “Every patient is unique, and we have some who would love to do orthodontics but have decided against it because they don’t feel comfortable coming into the office right now. What we are doing is meeting them where they are. Orthodontics has moved into a digital age, and we have always been at the forefront of this in the Katy and Houston area.”
Patients who put their trust in Hanis & Stevenson Orthodontics can find everything they need under one roof, from the highest quality care possible and a welcoming environment, to the latest orthodontic technology to serve adults and kids. Dr. Hanis came to the practice in 2010 and became the owner in 2013. He continues to work alongside Dr. Hal Stevenson, who has 46 years invested in keeping people smiling, and Dr. Ryan Baker.
You would think a team like this doesn’t have competition. Surprisingly, their competition has become aligner companies that have flooded the orthodontics scene in recent years, promising a do-it-yourself brand of orthodontics they claim is safe, effective, and affordable. Patients take their own mouth impressions virtually, and these companies then manufacture custom aligners for them to wear. These services usually fall short, largely because board-certified doctors do not oversee them. Patients quickly find that what they purchased doesn’t give them the confident smile they richly deserve. In many cases, it makes their problems worse.
Hanis & Stevenson Orthodontics partnered with Invisalign to create their Invisalign Studio. Rather than take the DIY approach, patients can work with an orthodontist in a streamlined approach that limits how often they need to visit the office.
“We can do virtual exams, virtual appointments, monitor our patients remotely, and quickly and efficiently take 3D X-rays and digital scans without the gooey impressions that everyone doesn’t like,” Dr. Hanis said. “We still have the traditional approaches, but this has given us the ability to deliver an experience that is not only better than DIY, but is also doctor-overseen, doctor-driven, and doctor-led.”
With this type of care and technology at your fingertips, there’s no reason to put your smile’s needs to the side. Your smile deserves better — and so do you. There’s no better time than now to contact Hanis & Stevenson Orthodontics.
2830 Commercial Center Boulevard, Suite 101
Katy, Texas 77494