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Visit Our Team in Richmond

At Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics we believe your orthodontic office should be modern, clean, and conveniently located.

Trusted Orthodontics in Richmond

Our Richmond office proudly serves patients of all ages from Fort Bend County and the surrounding area.


Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics
1310 Thompson Rd.,
Richmond, TX 77469


(281) 342-6311

Office Hours

Monday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


We designed our Richmond orthodontic clinic with you in mind. Enjoy our comfortable waiting area where we offer complimentary Wi-Fi and beverages.


At Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics, we utilize state-of-the-art digital records, above-standard sterilization techniques, and comfortable treatment chairs.


Our office in Richmond serves Fort Bend County so great orthodontic care is only a few minutes from your home, work, or school.

Welcoming & Thorough

I had FUN at the orthodontist! The staff is all extremely welcoming and nice! They go through all the information you need to start your braces journey.

The doctors were extremely thorough, and they really cared to make your teeth problems, their problems! Can’t wait to get started with them!


A Great Experience!

I highly recommend Drs. Mahlmann and Borders for orthodontics. The doctors are knowledgeable and experienced. Each and every staff member is top-notch.

From the waiting area to the patient area, the building is kept immaculately clean. Overall, just a great experience!


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

At Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer the latest technology to our patients of all ages in Richmond and surrounding areas.

The braces that Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics offer are smaller and less conspicuous than other types of metal braces.

Braces are an excellent choice for achieving a straight, healthy and beautiful smile. They can close gaps and align teeth quicker than similar treatments.

The orthodontists at Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontists want our patients to choose what type of braces they feel comfortable with.

At the complimentary consultation, the doctor will recommend a treatment plan, and our team will discuss our flexible payment plans.

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.