Meet Dr. Thomas Crary

Achieving Beautiful Smiles, One Person at a Time

For Dr. Thomas Crary, a career in orthodontics is a dream come true. He loves helping patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles while getting to know each person during their treatment.

Starting at their first visit, Dr. Crary makes every effort to establish open, clear communication with his patients and their family. After reviewing the patient’s specific situation then discussing concerns and goals, a tailored treatment plan is prepared.

Reviewing every detail, including options, Dr. Crary makes sure each patient understands what to expect and what is required to achieve a successful outcome.  During treatment, he provides regular updates, encouragement and support as his patients develop the great smile they deserve.

Dr. Crary was drawn to orthodontics as a way of connecting with people and helping them achieve a healthier, happier life by giving them their best smile to show off through all of life's milestones!  An engineer by training, he’s found the perfect application for his love of problem solving and his eye for design.  He's known for his high standards and the gentle, genuine compassion he shows to every patient.


  • Southwest High School
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Iowa
  • Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Iowa

During dental school and post-graduate orthodontic residency, Dr. Crary received numerous awards in academics, research, and leadership.  He takes great pride in knowing he has risen to the forefront of orthodontic care and technique.  For Dr. Crary, creating beautiful smiles is his specialty.

Dr. Crary is committed to adopting the latest technology and treatment methodologies in order to provide optimal treatment and best results. Maintaining a high standard of excellence requires dedication to continuing education to ensure his patients receive the best care to achieve their most incredible smiles.

Professional Memberships

  • Board Certified by The American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  • Invisalign® Certification

Beyond the Practice

Dr. Crary was born and raised in Minneapolis, in a family of four. When not creating beautiful smiles, he enjoys being outdoors. He can often be found camping, kayaking, on the golf course, or tackling a home improvement project. He also loves scuba diving new dive sites with his wife Katie!

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