Our Doctor


Richard L. Ingraham, D.D.S., M.S., P.A.

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!


He served in the United States Navy as a general dentist in Rota, Spain, as well as served on the faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at The University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School prior to establishing his private practice in Corpus Christi,Texas

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Orthodontics
  • Cleft Palate Team, Driscoll Children's Hospital
  • Past President Nueces Valley District Dental Society
  • Alumnus Leadership Corpus Christi
  • Board Member of the South Texas School of Christian Studies
  • SureSmile Doctor of the Year Award 2008 Orlando, Florida
  • Caller Times2013 Health Care Hero Award for Dental Excellence

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


When choosing an orthodontist for you or your family’s treatment know that Dr. Ingraham will be the only doctor involved in your orthodontic care from start to finish. He enjoys working with patients and getting to know them as individuals - meeting their needs to not only have straight teeth and a healthy bite but also giving them that confident smile that lights up their face and reflects their personality.


Dr. Ingraham and his wife have one daughter and three grandchildren. They are members of First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi. He is fluent in Spanish, loves to fish and enjoys the cultural heritage of South Texas and the Southwest. Other community donations and involvement include: Ronald McDonald House, Metro Ministries, Timmon’s Ministries, Corpus Christi Food Bank, Corpus Christi Ballet, Harbor Playhouse and local school athletics. 


                                       "My goal is to provide excellent orthodontic care, giving my patients a healthy, beautiful smile."