Hughes Orthodontics
Jay Hughes, DDS:
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Hughes Orthodontics
Jay Hughes, DDS (Orthodontist)

Indianapolis, IN













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Linh H. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hughes is such a knowledgeable, personable, and caring orthodontist. This was my second time having braces, and he was transparent with me about the process. He took his time to get them right, understanding and respecting my perfectionist tendencies. It’s been about 3 years since I’ve gotten them off and I’ve since been back for multiple visits. None at the fault of Dr. Hughes or his work, but simply because I kept grinding through the glue on all of my permanent retainers. Even with all of that, he’s always remained calm and worked with me to find something more sustainable (can’t continue to visit him once he retires). It ended up being in the form of a Hawley retainer which he didn’t charge me for. I also appreciate that he takes the time to explain his methodology. If you’re a curious person like I am, it can be frustrating to hear a professional give you some form of “because I’m an expert and I said so”. None of that here. True transparency and quality work. All of the staff is kind too!

Marcina Langdon (Source: Google)


Both of my teenage boys were patients of Dr. Hughes. Both experiences went smoothly with great results. The staff is so pleasant to work with – very accommodating and responsive. His office location is very convenient and I appreciated the bright, sunny waiting area during our many visits! I would highly recommend him.

Melissa Nahser (Source: Google)


Great experience for us, the staff was wonderful and made my middle schooler feel comfortable and laugh. It was a nice surprise to have the consultation AND the braces put on in the same day ( they had an opening). My daughter went several weeks ago for Invisalign because we never did the braces with her and they fit her in for the consult and the insertion of the Invisalign within a week before she went back to college. Exceptional service!

Niki B. from Indianapolis, IN (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hughes is the NICEST guy. Despite being a teenager and getting braces stuck to my teeth, I was thankful to Hughes even then. He was always kind, remembered about all of his patient’s lives, and gently informed you as to everything that was going on, as well as his projection for my future teeth. Another great thing- he predicts how long you or your child will have braces on, then does not charge you beyond that. And let me tell you, I had braces for years beyond what was predicted. No extra charge, he just truly cared about helping out his patients. Highly recommend! They also have a new technology that scans the inside of your mouth (instead of having to do one of those plaster molds) and is way more comfortable.

H Meredith (Source: Google)


My family has been seeing Dr. Hughes for the past 11 years, starting with me at age 40. He then treated my twin daughters. One of my daughters had a very complex underbite which would require surgery to correct. Dr. Hughes was extremely knowledgeable reassuring, and guided through the entire process. He gave us several options for surgeons, keeping our daughter’s best interest as well as our insurance coverage in mind. Our daughter is now 1 year post-op and her braces are off. The difference is astounding! Dr. Hughes has outstanding bedside manner and is extremely knowledgeable. His staff is kind, friendly, and so helpful. I can’t say enough good things about Hughes Orthodontics. There’s no need to look anywhere else, you won’t regret seeing Dr. Hughes.

Keats Nicoll (Source: Google)


This is the best medical office I have ever visited. The entire staff welcomes you by name as if you are family. I never wait for my appointment and they have all the safety protocols in place. Any adult in need of orthodontia and any adult whose children need orthodontia should check out Hughes Orthodontics in Alexandria.

A2zReading Clinic (Source: Google)


We have been Dr. Hughes patients for over 15 years. Best Dr. ever. Incredible staff members, friendly and welcoming environment . Very neat , clean and sophisticated office. The results of the braces are simply beautiful! I’ve seen other people smiles but the results are not the same. Simply the BEST: Doctors, staff, environment, equipments, and results. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…

Syn Allen (Source: Google)


I am so incredibly impressed with the QUALITY of service and MOST friendliness atmosphere. The EXPERIENCE from beginning to end was Par excellence. If you are seeking PROFESSIONAL services to enhance your smile, Hughes Orthodontic is the place. You Will Not Be Disappointed.

TL M (Source: Google)


Dr. Highes’ Orthodontist is the best in town. You can’t beat smiling faces, free shirts for free prizes, magic for each kids who comes in, kids names on the board when they have braces, and celebration board with their names when they take them out, beat of all, the go above and beyond to take care of your teeth and smile with the stare is the art equipment. Again, Highes’ Ortho is the best in town!

Dustee Markusson (Source: Google)


My kids have been coming for a few years as the doctors here have been tracking their teeth and when to start treatments. They are great! They even took into consideration my daughter’s concern about a gap in her front teeth. While it was still too early to put braces on, they found a short-term solution to help close the noticeable gap and boost her self confidence.

Brittany G (Source: Google)


I’ve had wonderful experiences during my consultation and when coming for adjustments! The orthodontist and their staff are amazing!!! Everyone is super friendly and helpful! It honestly feels like breath a fresh air from the moment you enter until the moment you leave! I couldn’t be any happier!!

Lorna B (Source: Google)


Hughes Ortho is the right choice for you and your family if you are looking for excellent care, state of the art technology, on time appointments, a convenient/safe location, personal care, super friendly and caring staff and magic. Yep, a magician works here, not just with teeth – and he do those really well – but Dr. Hughes incorporates it in his day…and its refreshing. Not corny but clearly his passion for the craft integrates into the joy he brings his patients as he really, really does love what he does and really cares for his patients. Its a family affair and getting to meet his son, the other Dr. Hughes, who brings that passion for the family business as well is a treat. We interviewed at least 6 Ortho’s when we were starting the process for our son and are so, SO happy we chose Dr. Hughes!! You are in THE BEST of hands here.

Toni Pullen (Source: Google)


This family run facility is clean, organized, and inviting with friendly professional staff. My daughter received orthodontics 15 years ago. Her smile is beautiful and her jaw problems are cleared. This practice has stayed in date 100%. Heres the best part – the prices are the same. How is that? With 15 years the prices should have skyrocketed. Nope not this place. If you thought Disney world was magical, Hughes orthodontics is beyond magical. The DDS literally perform magic tricks and make magic happen. I highly recommend this practice.

Marya Runkle (Source: Google)


Hughes Orthodontics is simply amazing. We were with another practice for 4 years and the customer service just got to the point where I couldn’t handle going to the office. Our neighborhood recommended Hughes and I am simply blown away. Truly. Everyone was friendly, professional, and genuinely happy we were there. The facility is awesome. They are focused on youth patients and know how to put kids at ease. I can’t say enough good things.

Jenna Villaflor (Source: Google)


Stellar experience each time I come here to get my braces adjusted. Although I hate the idea of having braces, this office makes it bearable and always explains what they’re doing and what they’re about to do each time I’m here. They worked with my financial constraints and arranged a plan that wouldn’t be so painful in the pocket. Would recommend to anyone!

Ellen (Source: Google)


This office is extremely well run .Dr Hughes is extremely competent and very easy to work with. I am particularly impressed with his separate spaces for children and adults so that he can meet the different needs of the different age groups. His prices are reasonable for first class service. I am very pleased with my results .

Mironda Shepard (Source: Google)


I would definitely recommend Hughes Orthodontics to others. My daughter got her braces off in March and her mouth is beautiful, which is why I decided to get braces on myself. They remodeled their office to include an Adult Smile lobby which is relaxing. I just love all of the staff. Its like they’re an extended family since you’re having to go back for follow up appointments.

April Rowson (Source: Google)


I loved the virtual visit for the initial consult. The clear directions on taking photos for review and the feedback from the doctor during the consult was great. The office is not very close to my home, but I will use this doctor for treatment as I felt he was genuinely interested in what I had to say and treated me with respect.

Linh Ha (Source: Google)


Dr. Hughes made my second time getting braces such a pleasant experience. Even after getting my braces off 3 years ago, he’s continued to be available for any problems/issues I came across. I have always had a terrible grinding problem, and he always worked with me to find something sustainable. You could not be in better hands.

Laura S. from Indianapolis, IN (Source: Yelp)


My daughter was referred to Dr. Hughes by our dentist office. She had major crowding and weird tooth placements. We have been going here for the past year and have really appreciated the knowledge and advice Dr. Hughes offers and it shows he really cares about the care and health of his patients both young and old. The change we saw in the first few weeks was amazing and now a year later I am still amazed at the change still in progress and how easy it has been for my daughter! The office environment and staff friendliness feels like small town charm in the big city. Which is important when you visit often!

Sara B. from Indianapolis, IN (Source: Yelp)


My son has been going to Dr. Hughes since Sept 2019 and I have been very pleased with the way they treat my son and in their handling with Covid safety! The staff is always very kind and takes their time to make sure questions are answered and appointments scheduled.

Katherine Linton (Source: Google)


My son has been seeing Dr. Hughes and his team since 2010. Prior to our first appointment, we were turned away from 3-4 other orthodontists because my son is considering “complicated”…as if I needed confirmation. Lol. Over the years he’s had: multiple expanders, three sets of braces, several permanent teeth removed, and major upper and lower jaw surgery…yet he ALWAYS looks forward to seeing Dr. Hughes. The entire crew is welcoming. When a crisis has arisen, Dr. Hughes has personally called me …quickly resolving the issue. The office has accommodated our needs 100% of the time over the course of the last 11 years. I’ll forever be grateful for everything this practice has provided to my family. If I had to use one word to describe the experience…MAGICAL! ⭐️

Jay Ruckelshaus (Source: Google)


Along with my siblings, I saw Dr. Hughes in middle school to straighten my teeth. Any nerves I had were immediately assuaged by the extraordinarily warm and professional staff, as well as Dr. Hughes’s long track record of success. What I particularly admire about Dr. Hughes is his commitment to educating his patients as he treats them; I felt as if I were a partner in my own treatment, as Dr. Hughes always took the time to answer my questions with detailed yet accessible explanations. And of course, the results speak for themselves. I couldn’t recommend Dr. Hughes and his team highly enough. Thank you!

Saadia Abbasi (Source: Google)


We love Dr. Hughes and his staff. They are very professional, friendly, and top of the line orthodontists! Many people in our family have gone through them and we all are very happy and satisfied. I moved to Ashburn but when my son needed braces, I decided to drive an hour for appointments but keep Dr Hughes as our designated orthodontist. It’s about trust! I highly recommend them!

Julie K. from Carmel, IN (Source: Yelp)


We first went to Dr. Hughes because he was recommended by our dentist whom we love.  Little did we know that we’d be in Dr. Hughes’ office every month for about a decade, since all of our kids had braces and then me (mom)!  So thank goodness we liked him and the office!  I speak from experience when I recommend their office as a delightful and professional office for which to spend an hour every month 🙂  The location is convenient (91st & Meridian) since it is kind of on the way to wherever you’re going, and the parking is just outside and plentiful.  It is just a quick and easy place to get to and pop into (2nd floor).  The front desk staff is wonderful and I enjoyed them every visit; they are sweet, fun, and professional.  The lobby (of which Moms will spend a lot of time in) is pretty, and very comfortable …. coat rack, coffee, lots of windows, computer, toy area, and GREAT assortment of magazines.  Dr. Hughes is well-spoken, thoughtful and kind.  He cares and is a perfectionist, which is what you want!  The office gives you an estimated timetable and a cost quote, but sometimes he’ll say, ‘Can I have her for a few more months because I’m almost there with ….’  in other words, he cares deeply about the outcome versus thinking ‘time’s up!’  We always said to ‘do what you need to do’ …  We still follow up annually with Dr. Hughes to check retainers.  The large & open area where the patients sit is all wrap-around windows into the woods — very pretty and relaxing.  Overall a very good experience and a very impressive office!

Cathy Miller (Source: Google)


We received a warm, friendly welcome from the moment we walked into the office. No wait, and we got a complete tour of the facility. Everyone was friendly and hospitable. We were getting a consult for my tween son for braces. He was nervous at first but the warm welcome we received made him feel instantly at ease. I’d say in a time where sometimes it can be challenging to get good, friendly, satisfying service, it was such a breath of fresh air to get interact with the staff at Hughes Orthodontics. I worked at Disney World, where hospitality is job one. I’d have to say that Hughes Orthodontics is right up there. I’d HIGHLY recommend Hughes to anyone for orthodontic needs. 🙂

Timmy Evans (Source: Google)


I love this place! You will notice from the reviews that I’m not the only one. Everybody is so caring. The Hughes family is very special. The staff are all so polite and warm and welcoming. I checked out other orthodontists before I chose Hughes. This place is by far the best. Not even a competition. it’s fun, playful, professional clean. I actually looked forward to taking my daughter to the orthodontist.

James and Jennifer Skelton (Source: Google)


Awesome first experience! Linda was very professional and ensured we were well informed. Really appreciated the “history” of Hughes Orthodontics, and most importantly our son just loved her! He also couldn’t stop talking about the magic trick Dr. Hughes performed and can’t wait for his next visit! Thank you so much!!

Nawal Africano (Source: Google)


Hughes Orthodontics has been a fabulous experience throughout. Every member of the staff is kind and helpful. Dr. Hughes always makes me feel heard and talks me through every step of the process answers all of my many questions. Look no further than Hughes Orthodontics! You will not be disappointed.

Julie Meyer (Source: Google)


*Updated* Lovely visit with Dr. Hughes. I am very excited for my future with Hughes Orthodontics as I am an adult in need of braces and this environment is perfect for me. *I have been an adult patient with Dr. Hughes since September 2020 and I have been very impressed. The staff are incredibly friendly and efficient. Every appointment I have gone to I have been treated with high-quality service. I am kept in the loop at each appointment and I am always leaving with more knowledge than before. My teeth are showing incredible improvement and I am excited for the next year or so that I have left with Hughes Orthodontics.

Heather Robinson (Source: Google)


BEST orthodontic care I’ve received! I hadn’t been to an orthodontist since I was a child, Dr. Hughes was quick to help out with my broken retainer and went above and beyond to reassure me throughout the visit! I’d come back in a heartbeat and am so glad to have an awesome provider for both me and my kiddos! The office was spotless, extremely comfortable and the staff were outstanding in efficiency and creating a warm, fun atmosphere. Hope all my kids need braces, ha! If you or your family need any orthodontic care, Hughes Orthodontics is number one in my book!

Michelle Blanton (Source: Google)


Dr. Hughes has successfully straightened three of my girls’ teeth over the past decade, and has even worked on my own teeth! We originally moved to Alexandria after several military moves, but have kept Dr. Hughes now that we live nearly an hour away because of the excellent customer service, superior follow-up, and friendly service. Hughes is a family practice, and therefore everyone on their staff treats you like family. The waiting room is fully equipped recommendas if you are going to be there a while…but there is almost never a wait, they are so quick and professional!! I can’t tell you how many times we have actually been seen *before* our appointment time if we show up 15 minutes early!! I cannot recommend a better orthodontist in the entire Washington DC area! The business staff really works with families to provide the best insurance coverage possible. We can’t love Hughes Orthodontics any more!! There’s magic in their smiles!!

Debbie Willis (Source: Google)


Highly recommend the Hughes crew. They have thought of everything to make “getting braces” a very painless experience for both the parents (insurance/financials were a breeze, never had to wait, they move like clockwork) and the patient (fun incentives, magic tricks, jokes, movie on in waiting area). At our free consultation, we were warmly greeted with a walk-through tour of the office, complete explanation of insurance/payment structure, as well as what we should expect for the treatment process. There are a lot of nice touches at this office, from the movie ticket raffles for patients to fidget cubes to play with while parents chat with the staff, even a little magic from Dr. Hughes himself. I also like how a lot is done electronically: application process was online, quote & receipts sent via email. On the day my son got his braces on, we saw another patient getting them removed and the mini-celebration the staff had for him, it was such a nice touch. We are very happy to have chosen Hughes Orthodontics for our family’s needs.

BossMom2008 B (Source: Google)


Super practice! If you’re looking for an orthodontist look no further. They’re progressively professional, impressively hygienic, conscientious & resonate with kids of all ages. My 10 year old just completed phase 1 & loves everything about this practice from the doctors to the dental techs. They even mailed her a thank you note & picture after the first phase & we’re gearing up for phase 2 here as well!

Jon Nabatkhorian (Source: Google)


We have known Dr. Hughes and his father for over thirty years. Dr. Herbert Hughes has treated all of our four children for all of our orthodontist work. Dr. Hughes and all of his staff have done a wonderful job. They are very professional and caring. We highly recommend Dr. Hughes and his staff to anyone who wishes to receive excellent treatment and care. Every time we left his office, we left with a sense of joy and content. Between Dr. Hughes’ magic shows and his great touch of friendliness, he is the perfect orthodontist!