I’ve built a reputation for delivering uncompromising orthodontic care with an emphasis on patient comfort and convenience. You and your family can trust us with the care of your smiles. We value you, and it’s our desire to provide you with precise, beautiful results that last.

Exceedingly Better Orthodontic Care Through Collaboration

My family dentistry experience has helped when working with dentists and other specialists, because it translates into total patient care. Plus, my role in professional associations, along with my research and teaching experience, has allowed me to learn from the combined experience of all my peers. At association meetings, we discuss solutions for difficult cases, share new research, exchange effective techniques and generally build our base of orthodontic knowledge in order to benefit you, the patient.

Outside Our Grand Rapids Orthodontics Office

When not building beautiful smiles and healthy bites, I enjoy quiet times with my wife and our two dogs, boating, golfing, biking, and winter sports. I especially enjoyed the many years of coaching soccer and basketball for my three daughters.

My favorite part of the day is showing my patients and their parents their finished beautiful smiles and healthy bites. It is so exciting to realize that every day I go to work, people’s lives are improved. That feeling makes me very grateful I am able to work in such a great profession, with such a great staff, and keeps me excited to keep working and give 110%.


As an orthodontist in Grand Rapids, MI, having an extensive education is a powerful tool that helps me give you and your family the high caliber of orthodontic care you deserve. Each year I take a variety of professional courses and attend many hours of continuing education to enhance my knowledge of orthodontics.

Masters: Orthodontics, University of Western Ontario
D.D.S.: University of Detroit Dental School, Detroit, MI
B.S.: Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Alumnus: L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Roth Orthodontic Center for Functional Occlusion
Member: American Association of OrthodontistsAmerican Dental AssociationMichigan Dental AssociationWest Michigan Dental Society
Director: Michigan Association of Orthodontists
Continuing Education: Completes hundreds of hours annually
Adjunct Instructor: Orthodontics Department, University of Western Ontario
A Higher Education for a Higher Level of Orthodontic Care

Come experience Karl Orthodontics and you will see we offer effective braces and orthodontics with a smile to patients in and around Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Cascade, Forest Hills, Rockford, Caledonia, Lowell, Grandville, Kentwood, Jenison, Ionia and Belmont, Michigan (MI).