Dr. Richard Ingraham, DDS

Dr. Richard Ingraham, DDS

Orthodontics  ·  
Dr. Richard Ingraham, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Corpus Christi, TX. He graduated from Baylor University and practices orthodontics, orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics, and more.Read his story

5525 S Staples St Ste C

Corpus Christi, TX 78411

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Dr. Ingraham's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ingraham "Throughout his professional career, Dr. Richard L. Ingraham,a Board Certified Orthodontist, has earned the reputation of being one of the finest orthodontists in the area. His unique combination of experience, technical expertise and warm, personal approach to care has attracted people of all ages. Dr. Ingraham's treatment philosophy is patient-centered, and he understands the importance of his responsibility to every patient, whether child,teen or adult. Dr. Ingraham received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. He then attended Baylor University where he attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery and a Master of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School, two of the most prestigious colleges of dentistry in the nation. Dr. Ingraham is a Board Certified Orthodontist, a distinction accorded only to 25% of American orthodontists after a rigorous examination process. All orthodontist are dentist, but only about 6% of dentists are orthodontists. Being Board Certified is a mark of excellence!"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ingraham "Dr. Ingraham's orthodontic treatment philosophy is patient-centered. As an orthodontist, Dr. Ingraham understands the importance of his responsibility to every patient, whether child, teen or adult. His philosophy is based on the knowledge as a trained specialist in orthodontics, he is generally the first professional asked to make decisions that can enhance a patient's facial appearance. His treatment philosophy includes:

  • Selecting the best time to begin treatment based on age, growth and development
  • Individualized, customized treatment planning for each patient
  • Non-extraction techniques

3  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

38  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Underbite
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30  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Doctor Of Dental Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Master Of Science In Orthodontics
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Health Care Hero Award for Dental Excellence, Corpus Christi Caller Times, 2013
  • SureSmile Practice of the Year Award, 2008
Media & Publications
  • The Bend Magazine, August 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Alumnus Leadership Corpus Christi Texas, Member
  • American Association of Orthodontists, Member
  • American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Cleft Palate Team at Driscoll Childrens Hospital, Member
  • Member Nueces Valley District Dental Society, Member
  • Nueces Valley District Dental Society, Past President
  • Orthodontic Study Club - Impact 360, Member
  • Southwest Society of Orthodontics, Member

Dr. Ingraham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ingraham to family and friends
34 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

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Dr. Ingraham's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Both my nephews have had a wonderful experience with Dr Ingraham's office. Their teeth look amazing. He corrected their problems. And the office staff is very friendly and helpful. The boys smiles look fabulous! Would recommend to friends and family
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Not a great experience. I was an adult patient but he never spoke to me. Felt like he was treating me like a teen when he would roll in, look at my mouth, tell his assistant a few notes to make and leave. Terrible interpersonal skills! Perhaps the most upsetting is that I was in braces with him...more
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The office staff is so very accommodating and courteous both in person or over the phone. The entire staff makes you feel very welcomed, keeps you informed on your child's progress and any directions they need to follow. Dr Ingraham is very thorough and great with his patients. I highly recommend...more
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BEWARE This man RUINED my teeth, the absolute worse experience I have ever had. He was very kind and the staff was helpful, but after he shaved my front tooth down to make it look "even", I had to get VENEERS. On top that the dental problems this man caused me have cost me thousands to repair,...more
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Getting an appointment is a nightmare, they actually canceled one of my appointments due to short staff. This means that I have to have my braces on even longer
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