Orthodontic Consultants of St. Louis

Saint Louis Orthodontist

ATTENTION OCSL Patients and Parents

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and national and state mandates, we have implemented changes to our daily operations. The ADA recommends that ALL non-emergency visits be delayed by 3 weeks. We have decided to follow these guidelines and close our office until Monday, April 6th. Dr. Nissen will still be available by appointment only for emergencies that arise.

We are currently working to cancel any appointments that are scheduled during this time frame. If you would like to cancel or reschedule, please give our office a call at (314) 722-6162.

Saint Louis Orthodontist: Orthodontic Consultants of Saint Louis

Orthodontic Consultants of Saint Louis is committed to providing quality care in a comfortable and efficient environment. Our state-of-the-art techniques and facilities are constantly updated enabling us to offer our patients the most comprehensive and timely treatment available. Few orthodontic groups are staffed by a doctor with such accomplished qualifications and professional involvement as Drs. Nissen. Our office is conveniently located in The Boulevard Complex across the street from the St. Louis Galleria Mall. Our new state-of-the-art facility offers, computerized patient check-in, digital x-rays and imaging, and an in house laboratory. At Orthodontic Consultants we strive to provide the most up to date care for all your orthodontic needs in a warm and friendly environment.


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Treatment Options


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General Orthodontics FAQ


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Braces FAQ


The more you know about your appliances and how to care for them the more successful your treatment will be.  Learn more:

Saint Louis Orthodontist: Dr. Richard Nissen

Dr. Richard Nissen, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, received his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.  He completed his orthodontic residency at Washington University School of Dental Medicine and received his master’s degree in orthodontics in 1985.  He maintains a staff appointment as Assistant Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in the Department of Plastic Surgery, as well as Saint Louis University School of Graduate Orthodontics. Dr. Nissen serves as a Consultant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute.  He is also on staff at Mercy Hospital St. Louis where he directs orthodontic care for patients of the Cranio-Facial team.  As an active member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Nissen frequently speaks at conferences and study groups for orthodontic professionals.  Dr. Nissen has co-authored numerous articles on orthodontic treatment of cleft palate and craniofacial patients and wrote a chapter on orthodontics in Pediatric Otolaryngology Principals and Practice Pathways. Dr. Nissen and his family enjoy spending their summers in Telluride, Colorado. Dr. Nissen also enjoys volunteering his time at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, as well as Mercy Hospital.

Essential Information about Orthodontic Consultants of Saint Louis

Office Location, Hours, Appointment Information, Appointment Reminders

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:45 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M. – 4:45 P.M. Thursdays 7:45 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. – 4:45 P.M. Closed Fridays  Select Saturday’s 8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.


31 The Boulevard St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri 63117 Phone:314-727-6162 Fax: 314-727-7259 email: info@orthostlouis.com Richard J. Nissen D.D.S., M.S., P.C.

Medical Forms

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Appointment Information

Don’t forget to download your forms, print them and fill them out before your first visit. It will save you time when you arrive. It is helpful if you schedule your next appointment as you leave each visit; this will enable us to offer selections that best suit your busy schedule Appointments that require more time (i. e. bandings, removals, longer adjustments) may be scheduled between 7:45am and 11:00am, and between 2:00pm and 2:30pm. Please be considerate and contact our office in advance if you need to reschedule your appointment time or date. Use the form below to subscribe to email or text reminders.


Orthodontic Consultants of St. Louis state-of-the-art techniques and facilities are constantly updated enabling us to offer our patients the most comprehensive and timely treatment available

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