About Us:

Welcome to our practice! Serving Grandville, Allegan, Plainwell and surrounding West Michigan communities – from Allendale, Hudsonville, Wyoming, and Byron Center, to Plainwell and Otsego – we are pleased that you have chosen the Shannon Orthodontic Team. We look forward to meeting you and we are excited about transforming your smile!

Led by Dr. Tom Shannon, an experienced and board-certified orthodontist, the Shannon Orthodontic Team is one of the most experienced in West Michigan. Utilizing the latest research and technology, we are ready to work with you one-on-one to create an individualized plan that will perfectly meet your needs. Our friendly team is highly trained and ready to work hard in order to ensure that you achieve the smile that you have always dreamed of.

If you are ready to start the journey to a new and healthier smile, we will be there with you every step of the way. From traditional braces to clear braces to Invisalign, Dr. Shannon will work with you to find the perfect fit – and provide the smoothest and most comfortable orthodontic experience in West Michigan. Contact the Shannon Orthodontic Team to learn more and to schedule your complimentary exam. We look forward to meeting you!


Our goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a caring and professional environment, which will provide you with an enjoyable and memorable orthodontic experience.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Tom Shannon knew at a young age that he wanted to create beautiful smiles and his passion for orthodontics has led him to develop an environment that is caring, trusting and lots of fun for everyone. With office locations in Grandville and Allegan, Dr. Shannon is looking forward to providing excellence in orthodontic care to the communities of West Michigan!

Dr. Shannon’s journey to become an orthodontist began with attending Hillsdale College, where he studied Biology and Chemistry. After only three years, he entered dental school at the University of Michigan where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and graduated at the top of his class. After graduation, Dr. Shannon entered a residency in general practice at the University of North Carolina, where he received his certificate in advanced general practice. From North Carolina, he traveled to South Carolina where he entered private practice.

Although he enjoyed general dentistry, Dr. Shannon decided to pursue the rigorous application process of becoming an orthodontic specialist. After two years as a general dentist, he was accepted into the orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee, one of the oldest and most established programs in the country. He then received his Master of Dental Science (MDS) in orthodontics. His experience as a general dentist and as an orthodontic specialist gives him a unique understanding of orthodontic treatment and its relationship to general dental health. This makes him a valuable team member!

In order to keep up with the constantly changing world of technology and advances in orthodontic care, Dr. Shannon regularly attends numerous training and educational seminars. He is also a nationally board certified orthodontist and an active member of several organizations, including:

American Board of Orthodontics
American Association of Orthodontists
Michigan Association of Orthodontists
Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association
West Michigan District Dental Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society)
Dr. Tom Shannon and his wife Kate are extremely excited about making their home in West Michigan. Together, they enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. In his free time, Dr. Shannon can usually be found on a running trail, or playing the piano or guitar.

Meet Our Staff

My name is Diane. I am a Treatment Coordinator. I have worked in the dental field for over twenty years and have been working with Dr. Cramer for over ten years.
I am married with two sons. I enjoy boating, working in my flower gardens and spending time with friends and family.

I enjoy working with patients and families through the entire treatment. It’s exciting to see the end result……a beautiful smile!

My name is Connie. I have worked for Dr. Cramer for over twenty-five years.
I am married with three children and enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy downhill skiing, biking and cooking.

The most rewarding thing about working in orthodontics is meeting the patients and seeing the end results from start to finish.

My name is Heather. I have worked with Dr. Cramer for over ten years. I am in charge of Sterilization.
I live in Belding. I’m married with two children. I enjoy spending time with family. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and of course shopping.

What I like most about Dr. Cramer’s office is meeting and getting to know all the patients.