Meet the Orthodontists

Orthodontists in Bend, OR & Surrounding Areas

Meet Dr. David KangKang

Dr. Kang has a great love and respect for orthodontics. He is passionate about helping his patients improve the way they look and feel, and feels honored that so many people choose to share their orthodontic experience with him. Dr. Kang looks forward to welcoming you and your family to our practice.


Dr. Kang moved to Oregon for the opportunity to work with Dr. Quas after completing his education in dentistry and orthodontics. Before becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Kang spent many years gaining the education, training, and experience necessary.

Continuing education is an important part of Dr. Kang's orthodontic career. He participates in over 100 hours of continuing education credits each year so that he can continue offering his patients the most up-to-date treatment options. Dr. Kang was part of the Presidential Scholars Group MUSC in 2002, and he has been involved in MBT Philosophy Advanced Orthodontic Seminars. He is also a member of several professional associations that provide endless opportunities for continuing education, including:

Smiles Outside of the Practice...

Dr. Kang is an outdoor enthusiast, who enjoys mountain biking, golfing, and snowboarding. He also enjoys spending time in the kitchen, cooking up all kinds of delicious recipes. Dr. Kang was instrumental in starting our practice's complimentary custom mouthguard program for student athletes in the Bend-La Pine and Crook county school district.

Dr. Kang on Healthgrades


Meet Dr. Neil WiaterWiater


Dr. Wiater joined our team at The Brace Place in 2006. He shares in our practice's philosophy to "bring a smile to your face," and he is dedicated to making your orthodontic treatment a comfortable, rewarding, and positive experience. Dr. Wiater is originally from California. He spent most of his life on the East Coast, and now living in Oregon, he is proud to be serving the beautiful smiles of this wonderful community. It is Dr. Wiater's greatest goal to help you achieve a higher level of self-confidence with quality orthodontic care and a beautiful smile that you'll have for a lifetime.


Dr. Wiater has many years of training and experience in orthodontics. He is committed to staying current with the latest advances in treatment and orthodontic technology, logging over 100 hours of continuing education each year.

Treatment Specializations

Every smile we treat is unique, and so are the treatment options we offer. Dr. Wiater is certified in a variety of different treatments that allow him to customize your treatment to meet your individual needs and lifestyle.

  • iBraces and Invisalign® invisible braces
  • Damon® System, SmartClip™, and Standard Braces
  • Early Treatment, specifically the development of facial balance
  • Myofunctional Therapy
  • Airway issues, mouth breathing, and sleep apnea
  • Surgical orthodontics
  • Temporary anchorage devices (TADs)

Professional Associations

Dr. Wiater is a member of several professional orthodontic associations that provide opportunities for continuing education and professional growth.

Surrounded by happy smiles...

Dr. Wiater is surrounded by happy smiles, even outside of the practice! He and his wife, Alisha, have one daughter, Lily, and together they all enjoy being outdoors, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and snowshoeing.

Dr. Wiater on Healthgrades


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