We're looking forward to meeting you and your family and creating smiles you'll be proud to show off forever! We take care of kids & adults with standard metal braces and clear braces. 

Swenson Orthodontics is a family-owned orthodontic clinic in Kearney, Nebraska. Dr. Swenson personally oversees all treatment and spends time with each patient during every visit. 


  • Kids Area (TV, video games, beanbags & art supplies)

  • Digital x-rays (to ensure the lowest possible raditation exposure)

  • 3-D Cone Beam CT Scanner 

  • Convenient Scheduling Hours 



"You can trust our dad with your teeth...WE do!

-Dr. Swenson's kids

Even though Dr. Steve Swenson has lived all over the world (Mexico, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, the Dominican Republic, New York, Arizona, Utah, Iowa, and Michigan), he and his wife Jill (who may greet you occasionally from the front desk!) have loved raising their three kids right here in Kearney, Nebraska. They enjoy participating in their kids' sports & school activities, being involved with their community & church, and traveling! 

Dr. Swenson earned his BS & MS degrees from Brigham Young University and went on to receive his DDS from the University of Iowa. After dental school, he attended the Orthodontic Residency Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he earned his Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and another Master's Degree in Oral Biology. His research during residency focused on the new technology of 3-D cone beam CT imaging which he uses to help his patients here in Kearney. 



Katie started working at our office in 2011. She graduated from Central Community College in Hastings through the Dental Assisting program and is certified in Dental Radiography and Coronal Polishing. Katie started at Swenson Orthodontics as a dental assistant and is now our scheduling and financial coordinator.


She enjoys going to concerts, watching Nebraska FOOTBALL, and spending time with her family and friends. Katie loves the small atmosphere of Swenson Orthodontics, which lets her get to know patients and their families on a personal basis. Fun fact about Katie is she is 5'3 and her husband, Daniel, is 6'8! 


Ivette is a dental assistant graduate from Central Community College in Hastings, where she earned her Dental Radiography and Coronal Polishing certificates. She has been working in our office since 2013. Ivette was born in Guatemala, but later moved to Lexingon, NE where she attended middle school and high school. Ivette enjoys interacting with her coworkers and also with our spanish speaking patients that come into the office. The best part about her job is getting to know patients and their families from the beginning to the end of their treatment and knowing that they are happy with their orthodontic results. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family; Steven and Eswin. Fun fact about Ivette, she loves adventure and visiting new places with her family.


Skye is a graduate of Central Community College through the Dental Assisting Program. She is an alum of Phi Theta Kappa and was on the Honors Society. Sky and her husband, Noah, share 3 children together; Avery 13, Ellie 9, and Liam 5. Outside of work, Skye enjoys the outdoors, traveling, the Huskers, and going to concerts.


Skye's favorite thing about working at Swenson Orthodontics is interacting with the patients. Fun fact about Skye:  She loves distance running! Skye completed her first half marathon last fall and looks forward to finishing a full marathon in the near future.

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