MEET JAMES E. HATCHER, DMD, MS

Over the last few years it has become obvious to Dr. Hatcher that orthodontics is his calling – one of the things for which he was created. As such, he has developed Reach Orthodontics as a unique practice in many ways.

  • Dr. Hatcher feels relationships are vital in orthodontics. Our office processes are aimed at getting to know patients and parents.
  • He believes in being a good steward with his patient’s time and finances.
  • Dr. Hatcher believes there is an optimum time to begin treatment for each patient.
  • He strives to provide the best treatment at the best time to get the best results for each patient.
  • There is no magic in the braces or in the technology we use. The magic is in the expertise to using the right tool at the right time to get the best result.
  • Dr. Hatcher and his staff monitor treatment closely, but more importantly, work carefully with patients to get from them their best efforts of cooperation.
  • Our practice has internal controls so we don’t get too big or too busy.
  • In 2016, Dr. Hatcher was led to reorganize his practice as Reach Orthodontics utilizing the profits from the practice to support charities who help the under-served locally and around the world.
  • He believes the best part of being an orthodontist is seeing patients 10 days, 10 months or 10 years later and seeing where their smiles have taken them in life.

Braces are a team effort; parents, patients, the orthodontist and the orthodontic team work together to get the result – the Confident Smile!

Dr. Hatcher earned his dental degree at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry where he graduated with the Dean’s Medal as the outstanding graduate. He went on to earn specialty certification in orthodontics and a Master’s degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He has been providing outstanding orthodontic care for the Madison area since 1990.

Dr. Hatcher remains active in the youth ministry at Asbury Methodist Church, leading a small group of youth. Outside the office, he enjoys traveling with his wife Susan to visit his adult kids, spending time on the family farm with his dad, spending time at the lake, tinkering, and taking on home improvement projects.

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“Smiles are one of God’s gifts. Smiles open doors. Smiles win hearts. Smiles brighten days. Smiles show confidence. If one has confidence in their smile, they have confidence in life. With Reach Orthodontics, we will make a difference for your smile, and make a difference for others too.” – Dr. Hatcher

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