Your Tacoma Orthodontist
Trusted Orthodontics Near Tacoma
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from South Hill, Tacoma, Puyallup and surrounding communities.
11025 Canyon Rd E Suite C
Puyallup, WA 98373
Monday - 10AM - 6PM
Tuesday - 10AM - 2PM
Wednesday - 7AM - 4PM
Thursday - 8AM - 5PM
Friday - 10AM - 2PM
Meet Your Tacoma Orthodontics Dr.
Dr. Nordberg loves his patients and helping them develop the smiles they always wanted.
A native to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Nordberg grew up in the Puyallup/South Hill area.
Education & Experience
After graduating from Rogers High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.
He then headed down the coast to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California.
His next stop was in Brooklyn, NY, where he worked as a dentist in a hospital and performed craniofacial genetics research before completing his residency in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Nordberg also holds a Masters of Science in Dentistry Orthodontics and an Orthodontic Residency Certificate.
Outside the Office
When he's not helping others reach their smile-design dreams, he can be found spending time with his family, cheering on local sports teams, and enjoying the outdoors surfing, snowboarding, and hiking!
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Nordberg, these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Tacoma braces are an excellent choice for correcting tooth issues from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don't require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Tacoma braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Rather than brackets and bands, the Tacoma Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient's teeth. The nearly invisible trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. The Invisalign system can only work if these recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Nordberg Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Tacoma Braces and Invisalign: finding the right treatment for your smile
Our doctors and staff have many years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit one of our five offices for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that\'s just right for your face.