The benefits of seeing an orthodontist in your local community

Has the time come for you or your child to get orthodontic treatment? Maybe you’re ready to have a gorgeous, straight grin, or maybe your dentist recommended you get some treatment to protect your long-term dental health. Whatever the reason, you have a few options. Keep reading to learn the benefits of seeing an orthodontist in your local community. 

Some people choose to get their treatment done online through aligner retailers. At Lake Jackson Orthodontics, we’re here to tell you that it’s worth your time and money to visit a local orthodontist office instead! There are too many reasons to count, but we shared our top reasons for choosing a local business over an online retailer. If you are still making a decision about how to go about your orthodontics, give this a read. 

Support a local business and connect with your doctor!

Spending your hard-earned dollars for an online retainer is sometimes necessary, but why do it if you don’t have to? Instead, you can spend that money at a local business that empowers the community and boosts the local economy! 

Dr. McGrory is so honored to care for so many Lake Jackson locals, and that so many people are willing to invest their time and money in his practice! He also loves to get to know each patient personally, as does his warm and friendly staff. Orthodontic treatment often takes years, so you’ll have plenty of time to get to know everyone and see us as an extended family who is happy to see you succeed in your treatment!

Multiple treatment options

When you spend a lot of time and money investing in your health, you expect great results, right? We completely agree! That’s why when you come to our local office, you can expect to choose from multiple treatment options and find the one that fits your needs and desires. 

Metal braces

After all these years, metal braces are still one of our go-to’s! Depending on your unique needs and preferences, metal braces are often the best approach to getting fast and healthy results. Braces pair well with special devices like palatal expanders or rubber bands, which can help with bite problems or teeth crowding. Ultimately, don’t dismiss braces just because they’ve been around for a while!

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are a slight spin on the original braces method while offering a more discreet look. We often have adults or teens who are hesitant about getting braces because they don’t want to drastically change their appearance during their treatment. Ceramic braces are a good fit for those people as they are made of tooth-colored ceramic instead of flashy metal. 


Invisalign clear aligners have taken the orthodontic world by storm, and we understand why. Wearing a clear retainer versus having a permanent device like braces on your teeth is many people’s preference. But just because you are getting aligners doesn’t mean that you don’t need to be observed by an orthodontist! Dr. McGrory recommends coming into the office to go through your aligner treatment rather than ordering online. That means he can ensure that things are working properly, and your teeth, gums, and jaw are all as healthy as can be throughout the process. 

Focus on health and cosmetics

Cosmetic orthodontics is an orthodontic approach that focuses primarily on how you look during and after treatment. People who are getting treatment mostly for cosmetic reasons might think that it’s not necessary to go visit a doctor and can just order aligners online instead. This couldn’t be further from the truth! 

Dr. McGory has had many patients at his office who are seeking cosmetic treatments, and he is happy to care for them to ensure that they end up with the stunning results they hope for while being as safe and healthy as possible. Teeth are sensitive and shouldn’t be shifted without the observation of a board-certified professional to guarantee that the entire process is safe! That way your results won’t just be beautiful but should help your smile last for a lifetime. 

Enjoy a convenient location

One of the reasons why some people think they should order their orthodontics online is because they assume it will be too much work to come into an office for their regular treatment. We couldn’t disagree with this more! Our office prides itself on offering friendly, supportive service at a convenient location. Getting out of the house regularly to have your treatment checked on by our professional staff will be a breeze and quickly become a part of your routine. We see patients throughout the Lake Jackson area, and we believe that the personal touch makes all the difference when it comes to quality care. 

Lake Jackson Orthodontics is your care team!

Want to learn more about how our local orthodontic office is the right fit for you? Give our office a call! Ask about our free consultation appointment where you will learn all about your treatment options and meet Dr. McGrory! You won’t regret choosing a local orthodontic office, we know it. Schedule your free consultation and head over for your first visit!