Dr. Spencer Crouch

Meet Dr. Spencer, your local hometown orthodontist. After growing up in Traverse City, he feels incredibly grateful to pour his passion for creating radiant smiles into the community he calls home. Dr. Spencer’s childhood love for puzzles has seamlessly translated into his professional journey, finding joy in the intricate puzzle of orthodontic treatment. To him, it’s not just about aligning teeth; it’s about harmonizing each patient’s unique features to craft a truly beautiful smile. Beyond the braces and aligners, Dr. Spencer is dedicated to fostering a family-like atmosphere, where getting to know his patients is as important as perfecting their smiles.


  • I attended Western Michigan University for my undergraduate degree. Go Broncos!
  • I continued my schooling at the University of Michigan earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree followed by a Master of Science and certificate in orthodontics.
  • My thesis research while at U of M focused on bone growth and stem cells – work that will eventually lead to better treatment options for individuals born with life-threatening bone development issues!
  • While in dental school I also had the privilege to travel to Kenya multiple times as part of a humanitarian team working to bring dental services to underserved communities.

Outside the Office

Outside the world of orthodontics, Dr. Spencer’s life is centered around family, friends, and shared adventures. His wife, Ashley, is a photographer and Traverse City native who grew up on a cherry farm in Leelanau County. The Crouches have three sweet and lively young daughters who like to keep them on their toes. When they’re not perfecting smiles, the Crouches are all about embracing the great outdoors. Picture them kayaking under the Traverse City sun, exploring new hikes, and, of course, proudly donning the maize and blue as die-hard University of Michigan fans (Go Blue!). They are thrilled to raise their family in the beautiful community that is Northern Michigan.
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