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Contact our team at Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics with any questions or concerns you may have, and we’ll help you take the first steps toward a beautiful smile.

We serve patients of all ages in Richmond and the surrounding areas. Don’t wait—schedule your first consultation with Dr. Mahlmann or Dr. Borders today!

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We proudly provide orthodontics like braces and Invisalign to Richmond, Texas and surrounding areas, including East Bernard, Fulshear, Bay City, Boling, El Campo, Rosenberg, Wharton, Needville, Katy, Sugarland, Simonton, Orchard, Wallis, Sealy and Columbus, Texas.

Your Trusted Richmond Orthodontists

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Dr. Lee Mahlmann

Creating beautiful smiles and helping people change and improve their lives is Dr. Mahlmann’s passion. He knows that a beautiful smile opens many doors in a person’s life by making them more confident and outgoing.

Through many years of practice, he’s learned that it takes a team effort to achieve your smile goals. Dr. Mahlmann has created an environment that brings everyone together as a team with a common goal. The resulting smiles are truly helping patients become all they can be.

Dr. Mahlmann grew up in the Richmond/Rosenberg area. He comes from a family with deep roots in Fort Bend County and the great state of Texas. He is active in his church, community, and profession.

As a community member, he has served on the board of Calvary Episcopal School and the YMCA and is a member of the Richmond Rotary Club. He coached baseball for eight years for the Lamar Little League and coached basketball for two years at the YMCA.

In his professional life, Dr. Mahlmann is a member of the American Dental Association®, Texas Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists®, Houston District Dental Society and Southwest Society of Orthodontists.

He also attends multiple continuing education seminars throughout the year in order to learn and gain better insight into the newest treatment methods. Dr. Mahlmann is a perfectionist and wants nothing but the best for his patients.

Dr. Mahlmann graduated with honors from Lamar University with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. He completed his dental degree at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston.

At graduation, he received two awards: one for Outstanding Student in Crown and Bridge Dentistry and another award for Outstanding Student in Undergraduate Orthodontics and the Study of the Orofacial Complex.

After dental school, he entered the two-year orthodontic residency program at the UT Dental School in Houston. There, he received his Orthodontic Specialty Certificate and Master of Science degree.

In his free time, Dr. Mahlmann enjoys being with his family, fishing, hunting, and exploring the great outdoors. Dr. Mahlmann and his wife, Laurie, reside near Richmond and have three children and five grandchildren.

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Dr. Catharine Borders

Dr. Catharine Borders knows that a smile from a loved one, friend, or complete stranger can brighten someone’s day. She chose to become an orthodontist to create beautiful smiles that will give you the confidence and self-esteem to smile and brighten the day of those around you.

During undergrad, Dr. Borders earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from the University of Louisville.

Dr. Borders is a proud Delta Zeta alumna from the Beta Gamma Chapter at the University of Louisville.

After graduating as the valedictorian from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, she attended residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. There, she received her certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and Master of Science in dentistry. Dr. Borders served as chief resident during her residency and currently serves as a part-time professor of orthodontics at UT-Houston dental school.

Dr. Borders is a board-certified orthodontist and is involved in many professional orthodontic and dental organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Orthodontics
  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • Vice President of the Texas Association of Orthodontists Board
  • Secretary for the Board of The Orthodontic Foundation

As a native Kentuckian, Dr. Borders has a passion for thoroughbred horse racing, especially the Kentucky Derby. Ask her about her favorite day of the year (the first Saturday in May), and she’ll give you tips on Derby hats or her picks of the ponies.

She and her husband, Brandon, are diehard University of Kentucky basketball fans and will likely wear blue from November to April to cheer on the Wildcats!

In her free time, Dr. Borders is active in her church and community. She and her husband are members of Second Baptist Church. Come rodeo season, look for Dr. Borders wearing her cowboy boots and hat while volunteering for the Parade Committee at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Dr. Borders and Brandon welcomed their first daughter, Rhyan Elizabeth, on May 24, 2019. She is the love of their lives and keeps them really busy as she grows. Dr. Borders and her family are so happy to call Texas their home and are excited to be involved in the Richmond community. As the saying goes: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.”

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Richmond Braces

Braces in Richmond are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.

Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Richmond braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.

Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.

These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.

Richmond Invisalign

Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Richmond and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.

Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth.

To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every one to two weeks as directed by Dr. Mahlmann or Dr. Borders.

The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.

Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Mahlmann or Dr. Borders at Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics in Richmond will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.

Richmond Braces & Invisalign: Find the Treatment for You

Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders have lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient.

When you visit our offices in Richmond for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.

Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you. To learn more about Richmond orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics.