Meet Dr. Neil Wiater

Changing Smiles Changes Lives

I can’t imagine a more fulfilling profession than orthodontics. Every day I meet new people, strengthen connections with established patients, and form connections that last long after treatment is complete.

Changing the position of teeth affects all parts of a person’s life. Proper alignment improves oral and overall body health, helps prevent future issues, and changes how a person feels about their appearance. It’s inspiring to see each person grow during treatment: they become happier, more outgoing, and increasingly comfortable with how they look. Each finishes with a smile that’s brimming with confidence!

I know orthodontics is a commitment of a person’s time and energy. Patients deserve advanced care, with each step selected to work with their clinical needs and desired goals. By learning what a patient seeks, and about their life and favorite pastimes, I’m able to create an approach that exceeds their expectations. Working with patients and parents, we agree on a plan that’s timely, comfortable, and soon has them sharing their new smile.

It’s an honor to help someone change their life: I am humbled by each opportunity and resolved to ensuring my patients love their orthodontic experience!

The Brace Place

At our practice, we take orthodontic treatment seriously, but not ourselves! We’re always laughing and having fun, sharing stories and trading jokes with patients, and creating lasting friendships.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Orthodontic residency, Oregon Health Sciences University

By constantly learning about the newest techniques and advancements in technology and materials, I ensure patients have the best orthodontic care. Each person deserves treatment that is efficient, effective, and delivers a strong and healthy smile.

Since finishing my residency I’ve sought out a range of continuing education courses, learning from leading researchers and practitioners in the specialty. In addition to classes taken at conferences and other gatherings, I’ve completed a two-year MBT™ course, Invisalign® one-to-one, and studied functional occlusion with the Kois Center.

Beyond the Practice

Growing up I lived in California, New Jersey, and South Carolina. My family and I have lived in Bend for about ten years and we love experiencing the great outdoors all year long. Alisha, my wife, and I have two children. Lily is our daughter and Miles is our son.

We make the most of local outdoor activities. I enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, camping, and skiing and backcountry snowboarding, too.

doctor and happy patient

“I just really appreciate everyone here and the kindness you've shown to our girls. I know their parents would be so happy to know they get such great care. The doctors always go way out of their way to help us every time.”~ Allison

“We just love it here! The honesty is great. I love that we don't feel taken advantage of, which unfortunately we have been elsewhere. You have a great staff and we think the best of you! Keep up the good work. The doctors are always wonderful and never rushed, which I love!”~ The Goff Fmamily

“I may not have been to other orthodontists, but from what I hear from my friends and family, The Brace Place seems the best. Every time you walk in you are greeted with a smile, shich always starts your day off right. Couldn't ask for a better staff!”~ Diane E.

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