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, and 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 patient and their family. After reviewing the patient’s malocclusion, and discussing their concerns and goals, he designs their treatment plan.

Reviewing every detail, including options, Dr. Crary makes sure the patient understands what to expect and what they’ll need to do. Then, during treatment, he provides regular updates and lots of encouragement, supporting his patient as they develop the great smile they deserve.

Dr. Crary was drawn to orthodontics as a way of connecting with people and helping each achieve a healthier, happier life by giving them their best smile. He’s known for his high standards and the gentle, genuine compassion he shows to every patient.


  • 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 then his post-graduate orthodontic residency, Dr. Crary received numerous awards in academics and research, and for leadership, too. He takes great pride in knowing he has risen to the forefront of orthodontic care and is resolved to stay there: for Dr. Crary, creating beautiful smiles is not just what he does, it’s the only thing he does!

Dr. Crary is committed to staying current on the latest technology and treatment methodologies, in order to provide the best treatment and strongest results. He sets the highest standards of excellence and, through continuing education, ensures his patients receive the perfect care and achieve their most incredible smiles.

Professional Memberships

  • 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 with patients, or studying the latest research, he enjoys being outdoors. He can often be found camping, kayaking, on the golf course, or tackling a home improvement project. Recently he’s been busy training for a half-marathon.

Personally, Dr. Crary finds nothing feels better than giving back to and strengthening his community. He happily donates time and resources to various philanthropic causes and activities.