Henseler & Kocian helps patients of all ages achieve beautiful smiles. Learn about the benefits of adult treatment with your Woodbury & Stillwater orthodontist!

Braces as an Adult

Benefits of Adult Treatment
Posted on 11/02/2020
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Your Orthodontic Plan Begins with Henseler & Kocian

The office of Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics is committed to offering our patients high quality orthodontic care. As your expert Stillwater orthodontics provider, our doctors and staff work with you to create a custom orthodontic treatment plan, using groundbreaking technology and leading orthodontic techniques. We feature a comprehensive set of adult treatment options to fit your every need. Whether you’re interested in traditional braces or Invisalign, we have the solution to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.


Where to Start? Advantages of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Our mission at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics is to provide our patients with the best orthodontic care. We believe that starts with education and helping to explain every step of the process.


Patient Examinations

Many adults need orthodontic intervention, and it’s never too late to begin your treatment journey. In this period of social distancing, now is the perfect time to get an exam and start a treatment plan.


Orthodontic treatment should begin with a comprehensive dental exam. Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics has numerous COVID-19 safety measures in place to ensure that you have both a safe and thorough visit. These updated procedures protect you, your family, and our staff, and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), OSHA, MN Board of Dentistry, and the American Association of Orthodontics. Updated office procedures include spaced timing between appointments to limit waiting area interaction, mask requirements and COVID-19 screenings for patients and escorts, and appointment scheduling by phone to maintain social distancing.


We also continue to offer virtual visits, and can answer any questions you have by phone. Remember that routine checkups are necessary to supervise your orthodontic treatment and ensure that your teeth align properly.


From Braces to Invisalign: Treatment Options

Adult braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, and can greatly improve your health, appearance, and confidence. Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics offers a variety of adult treatment options to fit your individual needs, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, and 3M Clarity Aligners. Clear aligners offer many benefits compared to traditional braces, including being nearly invisible and allowing you to better enjoy your favorite foods. However, if your teeth are severely misaligned, or you have TMJ disorder, then traditional metal braces may be a better option for you. Your doctor can also discuss the benefits of other orthodontic treatment options for palate and bite issues, or if you are a good candidate for corrective surgery.


Ongoing Treatment

If you’re already working with us for your orthodontic treatment, you may be wondering what to do with your aligners if you can’t see us for regular appointments due to social distancing.

  • Keep wearing your aligners and elastics as instructed to keep your treatment on schedule. 

  • Wash your hands thoroughly when inserting or removing aligners and retainers.

  • Keep your aligners clean and take good care of them. 

No matter where you are in your treatment journey, always remember to keep up with brushing and flossing between appointments.


Contact Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics to Get Started Today!

If you are stuck at home, now is the perfect time to contact Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics to get started on your adult treatment plan! To schedule a visit or ask any questions about treatment options, please contact us directly at our Woodbury (651-739-1555) or Stillwater orthodontics office (651-439-8909). You can also easily request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime!