Transforming Lives by Changing Smiles
Dr. Kyra Iwen feels being an orthodontist is a privilege. She is able to provide her patients with healthy and beautiful smiles that they are able to enjoy every day. Witnessing her patients’ excitement, from their first visit to the day their finished smile is revealed, and sharing in their anticipation, is her greatest reward.
Understanding that each patient has unique desires and concerns, Dr. Iwen works closely with them, and their family, to design their treatment plan. By tailoring every step of treatment, and having her patient involved throughout the process, she ensures they have a positive experience and finish with a healthy bite and a beautiful smile.
Dr. Iwen started practicing dentistry in 2008. While she enjoyed the variety of procedures in general dentistry, she found herself increasingly drawn to orthodontics. In 2012 she returned to school, at the University of Minnesota, for her orthodontic residency.
- Undergraduate degree, University of St. Thomas, graduated summa cum laude
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota Dental School, graduated with honors
- Orthodontic Residency, University of Minnesota
During the year, Dr. Iwen actively pursues continuing education opportunities. She attends formal continuing education meetings on numerous dental and orthodontic topics, learning from the nation’s leading clinicians and researchers. She’s also a member of a local study club that brings together dentists from all oral healthcare specialties to collaborate on complex patient cases that require a multi-discipline approach. Additionally, she stays current with the latest dental publications and journals.
Dr. Iwen feels it’s critical to stay abreast of new orthodontic information, technologies, and methodologies. By keeping current on these changes, she’s able to provide high-quality, efficient orthodontic care to her patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwest Society of Orthodontists
- Minnesota Association of Orthodontists
Beyond the Practice
A native of Rochester, MN, Dr. Iwen now lives in Arden Hills with her husband and three energetic little boys. Outside the office, she’s usually doing her best to keep up with the children. Weather permitting, the family is usually outside, letting the boys burn off their endless supply of energy!