Meet Dr. Kelly Owen

“Being an orthodontist is the most rewarding job I could have. I am passionate about providing people with a smile that makes them proud. As a perfectionist, I enjoy getting involved in all the little details of finalizing a patient’s bite and smile near the end of treatment. However, the very best part of my day is when a patient gets his or her braces off and can’t stop smiling!”


Dr. Kelly Owen comes from a family of dentists, as both her grandfather and mother practice dentistry. Watching them work and seeing how much their patients enjoyed coming to their office made her want to follow in their footsteps. Now, as a part of the Get it Straight Orthodontics team, she is able to fulfill her desire to provide a service to people that is both valuable to their health, as well as their confidence.

Dr. Owen began her education at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, where she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. She continued her education at Texas A&M University’s Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, certificate in orthodontics, and Master of Science in oral biology.

Dr. Owen is passionate about honing her craft as an orthodontist. Since completing her formal education, Dr. Owen has stayed on the forefront of orthodontic innovation by attending local and national orthodontic meetings. This allows her to evaluate all of the newest technology and keep up to date on the latest and greatest advancements across the entire dental field. This multidisciplinary approach helps her plan treatments for complex cases that require more than orthodontics alone.

Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists, American Board of Orthodontics, Illinois Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Owen grew up in San Antonio, TX, and currently lives in Chicago. Her husband Josh is a physician at Northwestern Hospital. They have one dog, a rescued miniature poodle mutt named Cooper.

Dr. Owen enjoys walking Cooper along the lakefront trail, visiting the Art Institute and many of the other museums in Chicago, baking cakes and cookies, watching cooking competition shows on TV, and taking cooking classes to learn new techniques and new cuisines. You’ll always find Dr. Owen playing music at home; however, even though she grew up in Texas, she doesn’t really like country music!

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