James May Orthodontics
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James May Orthodontics
James May, DDS (Orthodontist)

Houston, TX













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: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

April P. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


It’s been about one year since I had my braces placed at Dr. May’s amazing new office in the Heights. Dr. May and his staff have gone above and beyond to accommodate financial challenges, time constraints, and scheduling issues. I’ve known for years my case would be difficult and include major jaw surgery. As such, I researched and chose only the BEST Orthodontist, General Dentist and Oral Surgeon in our enormous city! Shout out to Dr. Mary Frances Riley and Dr. Terry Taylor–I could brag about these folks all day!!

Deisy Sanjuán (Source: Google)


Everyone was so nice and informative. From the welcome that I received to the “goodbye. We’ll see you again next month.” The doctor seems to have been working with Invisalign from its conception and has lots of experience. I had to travel all the way from another state to hopefully get the best results. Keeping fingers crossed.

Jessica Jasmine (Source: Facebook)


I was very impressed by Dr. May’s views on orthodontics. Before visiting Dr. May I took my son for 3 other consults for braces. None compare with the service, knowledge, and price I received with Dr. May. I highly recommend him and his staff!

Reed P. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I could not be more please with my experience at Dr. May’s office. From walking in the door to walking out, you are treated with five star service. Dr. May used his expertise to take on the task of realigning my teeth with an alternate and modern method. His office is staffed with the most curious, polite, and knowledgable group of professionals in town. I highly recommend a consultation with Dr. May. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

K G (Source: Google)


Dr. May loves what he does and does what he loves–and it shows in how he treats his patients as well as his staff. He’s funny, irreverent, serious and focused all at the same time. He’s got a great staff who are very professional and highly competent. Also, I appreciate the fact that he stays on the cutting edge of orthodontic treatment. I came back after I saw him about 20 years ago–I still remembered him–and it was so cool to see that he is as passionate and engaged as he was then. On a side note, I recently consulted with a TMJ physical therapist who has been in practice for over 40 years. She told me that Dr. May was the best orthodontist in the city.

Julie D. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for an orthodontist – for your child or as an adult (like me!) – I highly recommend Dr. May.   He is very skilled and has a calm demeanor that puts everyone at ease.   The office environment is very welcoming and the team clearly enjoys working there.    I could not be happier with how he has helped me correct my ‘smile’ with the Invisiline system.

Wendy P. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Great experience as soon as we walked in the door! We immediately felt at home with the “hint” of dog-lover in the lobby! Staff was super friendly as if we were regular clients. Office was beautiful and clean. But what I loved most was the personable attitude of all the staff and especially Dr. May who clearly has a passion for what he does even after many years in the business. He’s super good with kids and makes sure they are comfortable and respected. He gave us lots of details about how Invisalign First works and made us feel welcome and comfortable. His puppy, Maggie May, is a great addition to the office- especially for kids! We look for forward to going back for our next visit!!

C CT (Source: Google)


We have 2 teenagers with complicated teeth straightening, one has a crossbite & underbite, the other a very narrow pallet & a tooth almost in the pallet, we thought they would be in cumbersome traditional braces for years but Dr May says it can all be done in half the time with invisalign. Our dentist recommended Dr May as he could not help us & so far we are very happy with the information given to us, the practice professionalism & upbeat welcome. Dr May charges the same for Invisalign as traditional braces, he has worked with Invisalign for 20 years & says very little can be done without using Invisalign. We are at the beginning of our journey & we will update our feedback when we’re done. In the meantime, we feel confident that our children are in the best hands & will come out smiling their best smiles ever.

Payton Bauer (Source: Google)


Wow what a kind and professional staff I experienced on my first visit to Dr. May! I was seen promptly, and Dr. May was a delightful gentleman who beings his dog to work with him! His equipment is state of the art for sure, so no yucky puddy like impressions either! I so enjoyed the entire visit. Looking forward to my first invisaligns.

Yvonne C. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. May was quick to respond. His practice accepted me “AS A WALK-IN” I always make reservations regarding doctor appointments but, today was an exception. His staff are young, personable and professional! My second visit was just as good — if not better. Everybody was organized, kind and totally experienced. I absolutely love love love the results of my retainer and bonding repair. Absolutely Outstanding Job Dr. May! Thank you

Jessica R. from Miami, FL (Source: Yelp)


I love my results and my experience so far. Dr. May is súper friendly and his staff is really nice and helpful. I am coming from another state to visit for my Invisalign treatment each time and they are really nice and accommodating. As for my treatment results, in only 3 months I have seen such a difference! I could have never imagined I would see results so quick and I am happy I decided to go with Dr. May. I was recommended by a friend who had great results and I would recommend him as well.

Paulina Johnston (Source: Google)


This is my 1st time leaving a review but I wanted to recognize the great service I received here! My permanent retainer on my bottom teeth had partially fallen off around 5:15pm. I was panicking because I thought I was going to have to wait until the day after to try & take care of it & endure it constantly stabbing my mouth. Long story short, I googled “orthodontist near me” & Dr. May’s practice came up. I quickly rushed over knowing they closed at 6:00pm & I didn’t want to be that person that shows up last minute & prevents them from going home on time. They brought me back quickly, willingly & took great care of me. Dr. May & his staff took their time and didn’t rush (although it was the end of their day). Come to find out, it was Dr. May’s birthday & he took the time to help me out despite the fact he was on his way out to his birthday dinner! I’ll definitely be back for more services!

Christina H. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


We enjoyed a great visit to Dr. May’s office yesterday. We were referred by family friends for my daughters consult for Invisalign First. It’s such a welcoming and friendly environment. We LOVED that Dr. May has his dog in the office with him! Great experience…looking forward to working with this group and beautiful teeth!

Tiara Keel (Source: Google)


Dr. James W. May is by far, one of THE BEST orthodontist I’ve ever had an encounter with. From the moment I walked in the office, I felt very welcomed. He has a passion for dentistry, and also a huge heart. I went in for a consultation to price how much it would be for my braces to be removed being that I was joining the military, and he completed a 500-600$ service free of charge. I really appreciate him for his gesture, I wish there were more orthodontist like him. It isn’t always about the money he actually wants you to love what you see when you look in the mirror. Thank you, Dr. James.

Morgan Caliva (Source: Google)


Absolutely loved my experience with Dr.May’s office. I made an appointment for an Invisalign consultation and was not disappointed. He is so sweet and tells you everything you need to know without rushing. He has an amazing office and outstanding staff! I had the pleasure of working with one of his staff members, Ashley, she catered to me and answered all of my questions and concerns. Would definitely recommend this office for all types of ortho treatment and ages!

Dustee G. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. May is an excellent Orthodontist.  He is located in the Heights in one of the most popular neighborhoods.  His staff is extremely educated and friendly.  Dr. May has been in the business for years.  His new office is so up to date and futuristic.  The technology is above and beyond and the best that is out there. If you or your child needs an orthodontist Dr. May is THE ONE to go to.

Angelo Brown (Source: Google)


Awesome company ran by Dr.May and his incredible, hard-working staff. All of the employees go above and beyond to assist. Office utilizes technology really well with thei Online System to make payments to their toothbrushes with already filled toothpaste. Really cool place. With Dr.May’s experience you can’t go wrong. Go check it out!!!

Chris Mackenzie (Source: Google)


No one wants to go to the orthodontist! But if you have to go it doesn’t get any better than this. Dr. May and his assistants make this place special by generating a warm, friendly and caring environment for their patients. They work diligently to make appointment times fit in with your busy schedule. They are even open on Saturday, so you don’t have to take your kids out of school or take time off work. The waiting room has a great fish tank and a very friendly dog called Hallie that loves to make your acquaintance. And to top it all off, he gave my kids great looking teeth 🙂

Owen Soppet (Source: Google)


This place is amazing. My wife went here to get a new retainer and recommended him to me. I am older and just got Invisalign. Dr May and his staff are extremely friendly. They worked/are working with me and my insurance company to minimize my out of pocket expenses. We will undoubtedly be taking our kids here, if needed

Maricela Bustamante (Source: Google)


I am very close to completing my Invisalign treatment with Dr. May. Throughout the process he has been supportive and always cares about your concerns. Dr. May always greets you with a smile and takes pride in what he does. I have recommended Dr. May to my friends, because he is very knowledgeable and professional. He is also located in a convenient area and is open on weekends. Kudos to Dr. May’s staff.

Amy D. from Spring, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. May is a family favorite! He takes GREAT care of my girls and all their orthodontic needs. My girls actually look forward to visiting their orthodontist, so that speaks volumes right there 🙂 I cannot recommend Dr. May and his amazing staff enough. We have fun at office visits but also get everything accomplished in a timely and efficient manner – we are extremely happy with Dr. May and his entire staff. They will take great care of you and your family – your stunning smile will thank you!

April Perales (Source: Facebook)


I thought adult orthodontia would be awful but Dr. May and his lovely office staff have made the experience seamless and rather enjoyable. They helped me with a super reasonable payment plan and even worked with me when I lost my job. They accommodate work and school schedules always with a smile on their faces and total professionalism. I consider Dr. May and the team to be my friends. I can assure you that you will not receive the same personal and authentic care at any other Ortho office in this big city!!

Peace Singleton (Source: Google)


I was referred to this orthodontist from Katy walk in clinic. They could’ve have taken advantage of me. However, they highly recommended him to me. And I definitely see why now. I am so pleased with my orthodontist consultation. Dr. May not only explained to me what was going on with my teeth and jaws. He also demonstrated what occurred and how it can be fixed. He provided me with options and he just displayed his knowledge as a specialist. I appreciate him and I will be going back to begin my journey. I am confident I will receive my monies worth.:)

Marlene Cantu (Source: Google)


Dr. May and his team made me feel so welcomed. They are so nice and so friendly from the moment you walk in to the the moment you walk out. Dr. May is so funny and so full of energy. He made me feel so excited about my Invisalign treatment. I would definitely recommend Dr. May over any other.

Marlene C. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am absolutely happy I came across Dr. May and his team. They were so nice, friendly, and very professional. Dr. May is so funny and very informative of all that had been done to my teeth with my previous doctor and how he would be able to fix it. He made me so excited to start my Invisalign treatment. I definitely recommend Dr. May and his team!

Victoria Benincasa (Source: Google)


I wore braces for 2 years and was not happy with my results. Before I had them removed I researched other orthodontists and found Dr. May and had a consultation. He said “I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I can correct your problem. The bad news is that you will be in braces for another 18 months.” I was so happy that he could “fix me” that I started my treatment that week. Dr. May is an amazing orthodontist with all the latest and greatest technology. After 15 years I had to see him for a new retainer. His new office is amazing and feels like you are at home. I also met the office mascot Halle. She made me smile and I watched patients enjoy having her around. Thank you Dr. May and the whole office staff for the wonderful experience and the happiness I feel everyday when I smile. Victoria Benincasa

Lisa Owen (Source: Google)


We couldn’t be happier with Dr May and all of the staff. My son had braces from some place else for 2 ½ years. Out of frustration we went to see Dr May and he got my son’s braces off right away. The experience we’ve had with him has been night and day better than his previous orthodontist. Now my daughter is getting braces there as well. And the staff is amazing – always friendly, professional and everyone seems to love what they do and where they work, which makes a huge difference. We highly recommend.

Judith K. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I had one clinic and three periodontists try and sell me *4 on 1 implants* saying my teeth would fall out if I tried to move them with Invisalign. Dr. May is a nutty fun genius that really knows his craft, my front teeth had moved so much that they were pushed backward with the others twisted outward so much that I looked like Dracula. Working with Dr. Mary Riley with the deep cleaning and laser for periodontal disease it is like a miracle! I can’t recommend Dr. May and his Invisalign enough. He is a miracle worker, I would never go to anyone else. Many dentists say they can give them to you but it is his SPECIALTY and worth every dime. Also, there is not another dentist like Mary Riley and her hygienists are highly trained with the latest technology. NO SHOTS to deep clean your teeth, just a spray that wears off in 45 minutes, another miracle. I am so grateful I just can’t find the words to express it enough!

Ken Hora (Source: Google)


Great facility, great service and very friendly staff. On my first visit Dr. May removed a lower permanent retainer for me free of charge after I told him I joined the Peace Corps. I wasn’t fishing for free service, but he said he likes to give back to teachers/public servants/first responders/etc. I would recommend this place 100%

Maria Fernandez (Source: Google)


Dr May treated me and my son years ago with great results. Back now with my two daughters. Immediately I noticed that unlike other orthodontists I had explored, Dr May has a wealth of experience AND is clearly knowledgeable about the latest in treatment options and innovations. Also just a really nice person with a great staff!

Jazzyn B. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I just starTed going to Dr. May and am already blown away. The environment and atmosphere at this location is so welcoming and fun. I can tell he knows his craft to a T and always gives assurance. He also leveraged the best of the best orthodontic technology. His staff are always sweethearts. I definitely recommend.

Gordon Center (Source: Google)


My children have been happy patients of Dr. May’s for several years, and his practice is one of those local gems here in Houston. Dr. May and his staff are empathetic, gentle, and knowledgeable. Dr. May has a superb bedside manner, and he has an amazing ability to make both child and parent at ease no matter how mundane or emergent in nature our visit to his office has been. Dr. May’s staff seems genuinely happy, and his office is one where there seems to be a lot of joy. Like knowing the best place for bbq or breakfast tacos in Houston, adding Dr. May to your list of “Houston favorites” is something that will make you life easier and better.

Dejana Drew Djuricic (Source: Facebook)


Truly most amazing Dr and his team – all newest equipment and tools whilst most kind and caring team – best of both worlds that is very hard to find. They took time every time we have been there. I would recommend to all of my friends and Dr. May has taken all of our fears of orthodontics!

Andi Georgsson (Source: Google)


Dr. May is the best orthodontist in Houston, in my opinion. He doesn’t just set you up in Invisalign or traditional braces, go through the motions and then you get what you get. He is constantly refining your program so that you end up with the best smile possible. His staff is wonderful and have been with him for years. Plus, Dr. May has a great personality and his office runs on time! Could not recommend him highly enough. Ten stars!

Laura R. from Galveston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’m excited to have my Invisalign come in soon! Dr. James May is amazing, so is all of his staff. They are very welcoming and kind as soon as you walk in. I had so many orthodontists tell me no, but he said he loves tough cases! I’m happy I finally found a Dr who is passionate about what he does. I highly recommend this office. If you have a lot of questions he and Ashley #2 lol are very informative.