Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Ingraham obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor University 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. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction accorded to only 25% of American orthodontists after a voluntary rigorous examination process.
Dr. Ingraham understands the importance of his responsibility to every patient, whether child, teen or adult. He is generally the first professional asked to make decisions that can enhance a patient's facial appearance.
Complimentary First Exam and Consultation for All Ages
All new patients receive a complimentary first examination and consultation, whether a child, teen or adult. At this first visit, you will have a comprehensive examination, including digital orthodontic X-rays and photographs. If treatment is indicated, you will receive a recommended treatment plan along with information regarding any insurance benefits you may have and payment options that fit your budget.
Complimentary Orthodontic Guidance Program
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children see an orthodontist by age 7. As an orthodontic practice, Dr. Ingraham offers a pre-orthodontic guidance program called the Incredible Kids Club. We offer this service to your children at no cost because of the importance of these growth guidance examinations.
Treatment from One Orthodontist
In our office, you're more than a number – you're part of our orthodontic family! Dr. Ingraham is the only orthodontist in our office. Having one doctor oversee your personalized treatment plan allows for individualized seamless care.
Conservative Treatment Approach
Dr. Ingraham has a conservative approach to treatment. He recommends extracting teeth or oral surgery only when absolutely necessary to provide his patients with the most desirable orthodontic occlusion and aesthetic result. Dr. Ingraham welcomes patients to his practice for second opinions offering patients comprehensive evaluation and recommendations for orthodontic treatment.
Quality of care is provided by our skilled doctor and a team, who are either Registered Dental Assistants or Registered Dental Hygienists. Our team members have an average of 10 years experience working with Dr. Ingraham. This longevity results in an experienced team with an understanding of the needs of the orthodontic patient in terms of care, clinical skills and customer service. Knowing our patients as individuals, and treating them with compassion and respect, affords us the opportunities to inspire, motivate and educate them for successful orthodontic treatment. As a team, we continue to learn by attending seminars and webinars that enhance our knowledge and skills in orthodontics.
We constantly strive for the best treatment results for our patients, which means we are dedicated to employing the latest technologies in our practice. Cutting edge technology provides multiple benefits for our patients.
- Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen are teeth-straightening systems that utilize clear plastic, removable aligners to achieve optimal orthodontic results.
- SureSmile® uses state-of-the-art Shape Memory alloy wires that allow for shorter treatment time.
- The Damon® System is the first self-ligating system that uses lighter wires and lower-friction brackets. These two features result in greater patient comfort and faster treatment.
- Clear ceramic braces blend-in with the color of your natural teeth.
- The AcceleDent™ System creates microvibrations in a patient's mouth to accelerate treatment
- OrthoPulse® uses a process called "photobiomoculation," or light therapy, to reduce orthodontic treatment time.
- 3-D cone beam digital x-ray obtains detailed three-dimensional images of your teeth, jaws and bite
- iTero®digital imaging system produces three-dimensional images in less than one minute Click here to learn more! >>
Our office offers a state-of-the-art facility where we utilize an energy-saving, environmentally-hygienic digital radiography system that exposes patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray machines, while providing crisp, clear images for more efficient diagnosis and treatment planning. Employing the latest technologies and techniques in orthodontics ensures that our patients are receiving the quality orthodontic care the deserve.
Our in-house laboratory expedites delivery of retainers and other appliances. If you lose or damage an appliance, a new one can be made quickly in most cases, ensuring that your treatment is not interrupted.
Referrals from Our Patients
Many of our patients are referred to us from families in our practice. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us. One of the highest compliments we can receive is the referral of your friends and family members. We say thank you!
Recommendations from Dentists
Local dentists have routinely referred their patients to our office for orthodontic treatment. In fact, we have also treated many family members of area dentists!
Everyone Has Fun in Our Offices!
To ensure that all of our patients feel welcome, we have created a fun office atmosphere! Our team members enjoy getting to know each patient through our contests, photo booth and game area. Along with individualized patient care, our goal is for you to enjoy coming to our office.
Ingraham Smile Rewards Program
We love interacting with our patients! To keep them motivated to comply with at-home treatment instructions, we created a Smile Rewards program. Patients can have fun earning points that can be redeemed for cool prizes. Being on time for appointments, wearing Ingraham shirts to appointments, excellent brushing and flossing, or having a personal achievement at school, all receive points at your appointment!
Convenient Offices and Hours
We offer two locations to serve you. Our main office in Corpus Christi is supported by our neighborhood office in Calallen for your added convenience. To accommodate working patients and parents, we offer a four-day rotating schedule with a wide range of appointment times for our patients in treatment, as well as new patients.