Meet Your Orthodontist
Dr. Taylor Little

Get To Know Dr. Little

Outside of Work

I’m Dr. Taylor Little, and I’m excited to be the newest addition to the Hentscher-Johnson Family!

At a height of 5’3, my stature and last name may seem small, but don’t let that fool you- I’m ready to make a big impact on my hometown community.

I believe every smile tells a unique story, and I’m on a mission to transform those stories into ones brimming with confidence and joy.

I’m originally from the St. Louis area and have been in Missouri most of my life, except for leaving for college at Murray State in Kentucky.

Married to my college sweetheart, Jon, our cozy family includes an adorable corgi and a snuggly cat. We’re passionate sports fans, cheering on the St. Louis Cards, blues, and City Teams.

While I thoroughly enjoy spending time with our patients, you’ll often find me exploring nature through hikes, cycling, visiting local coffee shops, or diving into the pages of a new book at the library.

I’m committed to offering orthodontic care “taylor-ed” just for you! If you have any questions, want to discuss your smile goals, or share a dental-related joke (my favorite kind), feel free to reach out.

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of your family’s smile transformations.

Here’s to big smiles and a “little” more joy,
Dr. Taylor Little

Why I love Orthodontics

I believe every smile tells a story, and I am honored to be a part of transforming those stories into ones that radiate confidence and joy. I am passionate about making orthodontic care accessible, personalized, and fun. My commitment to my patients is to provide excellent care using evidence based practice and innovative technology. I am looking forward to creating confident smiles that
last a lifetime!


  • Bachelor’s Degree – Murray State University
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – A. T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health
  • Orthodontic Certificate – University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Master’s Degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences – University of Missouri at Kansas City

I attend continuing education in a pursuit to be a life-long learner and to bring back the latest treatment techniques to everyday practice. Areas of continuing education that I am passionate about are laser gingivectomy treatment, TADs, and special needs care.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Greater St. Louis Dental Society
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists

Expect More!

You Deserve an Amazing Experience

At Hentscher-Johnson Orthodontics, we believe it’s not enough to just deliver great results. When Mom starts looking for braces for her child, great results are the minimum expectation. That’s why you would go to any orthodontist — to improve your smile. What makes us different is this: We make it our mission to exceed your expectations in every aspect of treatment from financing, to your everyday experience, to the smile on your face when you leave your very last appointment.


Personal Attention

We take the time to make sure little ones and children with special needs feel safe, comfortable, and loved. But regardless of your age, we think you deserve our team’s undivided attention. You’re important to us!

Faster, Better Treatment

We use the best technology available because we want to give you a better, more comfortable experience. And to give you the results you’re looking for — faster.

A Fantastic Experience

Because we truly appreciate you, we try to make every interaction amazing. See what our patients have to say about their experience.