Meet Our Drs

Matthew Sievers, DDS, MS

Growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, with parents in medical and dental professions, Dr. Sievers knew he wanted his career to be focused on helping others feel great about themselves. As a high schooler, he loved the teamwork and competition that came with being on the swim team so much that he went on to swim in college. This teamwork mentality stuck with him and now plays a significant role in his everyday life as he is honored to be leading a terrific team at Embrace Orthodontics.

Education & Experience

Dr. Sievers graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology. Following his undergraduate work, he attended dental school at the University of Minnesota. During dental school, Dr. Sievers visited the orthodontic department for his own treatment and was amazed at what orthodontists could do to help people’s confidence and morale. Combining his desire to help people with his passion for working with a team and his love for a challenge, he knew that orthodontics was the path for him. Dr. Sievers went on to complete his Orthodontic Residency at the University of Minnesota.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Sievers is a proud member of these prominent organizations:
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • American Board of Orthodontists (ABO)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Midwest Society of Orthodontists (MSO)
  • Minnesota Association of Orthodontists (MAO)

Outside the Office

During his time at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sievers met his wife, Ashley, at church and offered to lend her his histology textbook for her upcoming class. The rest is history, and they now have three children (four if you count Dublin, their labradoodle fur baby). The Sievers family loves spending their free time rock climbing, skiing, exploring the outdoors, and jamming together to their favorite tunes (but we won’t talk about Bruno).

Allison Van Vooren, DDS, MS

When Dr. Allison Van Vooren was a child, she dreamed of being a dentist, just like her grandpa. As she went through orthodontic treatment as a teenager, her dream took on a slightly new direction. She decided to become an orthodontist to help change lives by changing smiles, just like her orthodontist had done for her.

Education & Experience

Dr. Van Vooren graduated from Marquette University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Mathematics, followed by her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While attending college at Marquette, she met her husband, Andrew, through mutual friends. Dr. Van Vooren and Andrew moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where she completed her Orthodontic Residency and Masters of Science in Oral Biology. Following her Residency, Dr. Van Vooren became a board-certified orthodontist.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Van Vooren is a member of these prominent organizations:
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • American Board of Orthodontists (ABO)
  • Midwest Society of Orthodontists (MSO)
  • Minnesota Association of Orthodontists (MAO)

Outside the Office

Dr. Van Vooren and her husband, Andrew, moved to Minnesota in 2018 when she joined our Embrace Orthodontics team. Dr. Van Vooren loves to spend her free time hiking, baking (feel free to share your delicious recipes!), ice skating, chasing after her golden retriever, Luna, and soaking in the sweet moments with her new baby girl.