Welcome to Gulf Coast Orthodontic Specialists!

Thank you for visiting the website of Gulf Coast Orthodontic Specialists, the offices of Dr. Ronald K. Risinger and Dr. Michael F. Nelson. Located in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment.  Drs. Risinger and Nelson have created over 10,000 new smiles for patients in Southeast Texas and have combined experience of over 30 years treating orthodontic patients.

Every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors! Whether you are an adult, adolescent or child, Drs. Risinger and Nelson are committed to helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve! To do so, we utilize the industry's latest technological advancements, such as Damon® self-ligating backets and Invisalign® clear aligners.

Contact us for your free consultation and let us give you a smile to last a lifetime!

Ronald K. Risinger, DDS, MS, Michael F. Nelson, DDS and the Gulf Coast Orthodontic Specialists Team

2 Locations

We have two convenient locations to better serve your orthodontic needs! You can find us on North Street in Beaumont and on Medical Center Boulevard in The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Beaumont Office » Port Arthur Office

Damon® System

The first self-ligating bracket system, the Damon® System, uses lighter wires and lower-friction brackets to move teeth. These two features result in greater patient comfort and a faster overall treatment time. Learn More


A modern alternative to traditional metal braces, the Invisalign® System straightens your teeth using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. No one will notice you are straightening your teeth unless you tell them! Learn More