Your Premier Orthodontists in Woodbury, MN

Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics is a leading orthodontic practice located in Woodbury, MN, renowned for delivering exceptional orthodontic care. Under the guidance of our experienced orthodontists, we are dedicated to providing personalized and innovative orthodontic solutions. Our commitment to excellence and the use of the latest orthodontic technologies ensure that every patient achieves the beautiful, healthy smile they deserve.

Dr. Steve Henseler

Meet Dr. Steve Henseler

Dr. Steve Henseler became fascinated with orthodontics while undergoing treatment himself as a teenager. He was immediately drawn to the challenge of creating beautiful smiles and the fun atmosphere present in the orthodontic office. As a high school senior, he committed himself to the long journey of becoming an orthodontist and, boy, is he happy that he did!

Steve began the educational part of the journey at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1989. The next step was completing his D.D.S. degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with High Distinction and, finally, earning his orthodontic certificate and Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota orthodontic residency program. He was excited to end part of the journey and immediately set up practice in Woodbury in 1995.

Dr. Paul Kocian

Meet Dr. Paul Kocian

Having gone through orthodontic treatment twice himself, Dr. Paul Kocian understands the value of a healthy smile. The positive impact of orthodontic treatment and its perfect blend of both art and science is what drew him to the profession. He has practiced orthodontics exclusively for eight years and enjoyed every minute.

After serving nine years in the U.S. Navy, Paul, along with his wife Marjorie and two young children, moved back to the Twin Cities to join the Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics team in 2015. As natives of Minnesota, they are excited to make the Midwest home once again.

Paul has an exemplary résumé, which includes over 12 total years of higher education. In 2002, Paul graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in biology. His D.D.S. degree was earned from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2006. Following dental school, Paul sought to broaden his knowledge by completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Portsmouth, Virginia. He then practiced general dentistry for two years, including an eight-month deployment to Iraq, where he served as the dental detachment commander before heading back to school once again.

Dr. Kocian earned both his Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics as well as a master’s degree in oral biology from the University of Pennsylvania. While in his orthodontic program, Paul received multiple honors, including the David C. Hamilton Orthodontic Research Award. He also achieved his board certification and was granted Diplomate status with the American Board of Orthodontics. In addition to his clinical practice, he has taught orthodontic techniques and planning to the dental residents at the Portsmouth Medical Center and served as a member of the hospital’s Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Board.

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The Expertise of Orthodontists vs. Dentists

While both dentists and orthodontists are crucial for maintaining oral health, orthodontists undergo additional specialized training focused on correcting misalignments of the teeth and jaw. This specialized expertise makes orthodontists the ideal professionals for teeth straightening procedures. They possess the skills and knowledge to design comprehensive treatment plans that not only enhance the aesthetics of your smile but also promote optimal oral functionality and health.

The Transformative Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics offers a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond cosmetic improvements:

Physical Health Benefits:

  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Straight teeth are easier to clean, significantly reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Proper alignment can alleviate issues related to chewing and speaking, and reduce the risk of wear on teeth.
  • Decreased Risk of Oral Diseases: Aligned teeth contribute to healthier gums and teeth, lowering the risk of future dental problems.

Mental and Personal Benefits:

  • Boosted Self-Esteem: A confident smile can dramatically impact your self-image and self-esteem, enhancing personal and social interactions.
  • Reduced Anxiety: Correcting dental issues can lead to decreased social anxiety, fostering more confident and comfortable interactions.

Social and Professional Benefits:

  • Improved First Impressions: A beautiful smile often leaves a lasting impression, associated with health, vitality, and confidence.
  • Career Advancement: Aesthetic smiles are perceived as more attractive, potentially opening doors to new opportunities and success.

At Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics, we believe in the power of a great smile. Our team is passionate about not just improving smiles but transforming lives through comprehensive, compassionate care.

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Begin Your Journey to a Perfect Smile

Are you ready to experience the life-changing benefits of orthodontic treatment with Woodbury MN's premier orthodontists? Contact us at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics today to schedule your free consultation. Let us guide you on your journey to achieving the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence that comes with it.