Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics Team

At Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics, we are committed to making you smile, no matter what. We want to get to know you, understand your smile goals, and work with your needs to make sure your treatment is comfortable, convenient and effective. Whether we’re treating something small or working with you on something more comprehensive, our team strives to make your visit to Lake Minnetonka Ortho the best part of your day.

Meet Our Doctors

Stephen R. Nelson

After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College, Dr. Nelson went on to achieve his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota, graduating first in his class. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, completing his specialty training in orthodontics and earning a Master of Science degree.

Dr. Nelson is a valued member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and several other professional organizations.

As a life-long resident of the Minnetonka area and a graduate of Hopkins High School, Dr. Nelson is committed to serving his community. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside on a hobby farm in Long Lake, and have two grown children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, fishing, traveling, and spending time at the cabin.

Krestine K. Tiziani

Dr. Tiziani obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before pursuing her dental and Master of Public Health degrees at Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She also completed her specialty training in orthodontics and obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Tiziani is a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate team at Children’s Hospital in Minnesota, and she is board certified as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists. In addition to her professional affiliations, she is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and several other professional organizations.

Originally from Elk River, Minnesota, she now resides in Shorewood. She and her husband, Mario, have two grown daughters. Dr. Tiziani loves traveling to visit her daughters and to cheer on her husband when he competes in professional golf tournaments. In her free time, Dr Tiziani loves riding horses.

Heather M. Carr

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Carr graduated with honors with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the same institution. She further pursued her education at the University of Minnesota, completing her specialty training in Orthodontics and obtaining her Master of Science degree.

Currently, Dr. Carr holds memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Minneapolis District Dental Society and has served as the president of the Minnesota Association of Orthodontists. She is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Originally from Mitchell, South Dakota, Dr. Carr now resides in Eden Prairie with her husband, Robert, and their 2 daughters. She enjoys spending time outdoors, exercise, cooking, and traveling.

Brooke E. Brown

Originally from Chanhassen, Dr. Brown attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she was a Division I student athlete on the women’s basketball team. After college, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa, graduating first in her class. Returning to Minnesota, she then attended the University of Minnesota, earning her Certificate of Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry.

Dr. Brown is Board Certified by the American Association of Orthodontists. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the St. Paul District Dental Society (where she served as a council member), the American Association of Orthodontists, the Midwest Society of Orthodontists, and the Minnesota Association of Orthodontists. She has participated in the Seattle Study Club and Spear Study Club and is a former clinical adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Brown and her husband, Jerome, now reside in Bloomington. In her spare time, Dr. Brown enjoys working out, outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Meet our team

Our amazing team is excited to welcome you, and work with you to  achieve your smile goals.

What Sets Us Apart

Expert Care

Our team has more than 70 years of combined orthodontic experience, and we’re proud to say we have been the local experts in the Western Metro Area of Minneapolis for more than 50 years. Our board-certified orthodontists work hard to provide expert care with the latest advancements in technology.

Convenience

We feel incredibly connected to our patients and our community. In fact, it’s very common for our patients to come into our offices and run into someone they know. We truly look forward to seeing our patients, and we’re proud that we can help give them reasons to smile.

Community

We feel incredibly connected to our patients and our community. In fact, it’s very common for our patients to come into our offices and run into someone they know. We truly look forward to seeing our patients, and we’re proud that we can help give them reasons to smile.

Get Expert Care with Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics

As the leading provider of orthodontics in our communities, we’re excited to work with you to understand your orthodontic challenges, develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs, and help you achieve your orthodontic goals. We’re here to give you and your family a reason to smile and ensure you can always do so with confidence! Schedule an appointment today.