Dr. Richard Ingraham, DDS

Dr. Richard Ingraham, DDS

Orthodontics  |  

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Dr. Richard Ingraham, DDS is a dentist who practices in Corpus Christi, TX.Read his story

Ingraham Orthodontics

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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Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Ingraham Dr. Ingraham and his team did an amazing job with my smile. Everyone in his office is so nice and they made the whole experience enjoyable. My teeth look great and I am so happy with the results. Thank you Dr. Ingraham and staff for my new smile!

Care Philosophy

"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

Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite


  • Bite Adjustment
  • Ceramic Dental Braces
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Teeth Whitening

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

Dr. Ingraham has no awards or honors listed.

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
based on 24 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ingraham's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Corpus Christi, TX |
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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Garland, TX |
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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in Corpus Christi, TX |
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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Corpus Chrosti |
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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in Corpus Christi tx |
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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