About Us

At Pierson Orthodontics, we strive to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic experience in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Our priority is your happiness and satisfaction. We will do all we can to give you something to smile about.

Our brand new, state-of-the-art office is conveniently located in Westwood Medical at the corner of 1604 and Hausman Road. It is centrally located to several local schools (Brandeis and O'Connor High Schools, Garcia and Stinson Middle Schools as well as Beard, Scobee, Kuentz, and Steubing Elementary Schools) and is convenient to Helotes, TX and the surrounding area.

Meet Our Doctors

Col. Bradley Pierson’s family and work in orthodontics are two of the greatest sources of joy in his life. He is grateful for the opportunity he has every day as an orthodontist to give his patients something to smile about.

He has always enjoyed the technical aspects of orthodontics, but the most rewarding part of his profession is getting to know his patients and building relationships with them. Spending individual time with each patient to understand his or her needs and goals is an important part of Dr. Pierson’s approach as an orthodontist. He partners with his patients in helping them achieve their ideal smile. Seeing their happiness and beautiful smiles as a result of their diligent efforts is what he loves to do.


After completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003, Dr. Pierson entered the U.S. Air Force. During his advanced education in general dentistry residency (AEGD), he was exposed to all the dental specialties and made the decision to pursue orthodontics.

He was accepted into the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program (TORP) at Lackland Air Force Base. Not only did this residency educate him in the art and science of orthodontics, but it also helped him gain appreciation for the value of dentists and specialists working together to provide optimal care in achieving patients’ goals.

One year after the completion of his orthodontic residency, he was fortunate to become a diplomate for the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction bestowed upon only a small percentage of orthodontists in practice today.

Following specialty training, Dr. Pierson served as chief of orthodontics at Yokota Air Base, Japan, for three years. During this time, he was able to enhance his orthodontic treatment skills and gain valuable leadership experience that has helped him in his profession and many other aspects of my life.

He also had the opportunity to serve as the director of orthodontics for the oral maxillofacial surgery residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. This allowed him to build upon his knowledge and treatment techniques in the areas of surgical orthodontics, craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip and palate.

Dr. Pierson is happy to continue to enhance that knowledge and share what he knows with residents of the orthodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Within this capacity, he serves as a member of the craniofacial anomalies board at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.


In an effort to stay current with the latest innovations and technology in orthodontics, Dr. Pierson attends study clubs and maintains membership with the American Association of Orthodontists®, World Federation of Orthodontists, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association®, Texas Dental Association and the San Antonio District Dental Society.

He and his family stay actively involved in the community and hope to make each patient feel like they are part of their family.

Dr. Kristin Saunders grew up in beautiful San Diego, California. Her interest in orthodontics began there as she worked part time for an orthodontist.

She attended Mississippi State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering. Dr. Saunders then completed her dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She finally made her way down to Texas, where she completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

During her orthodontic training, she also received her master’s degree along with serving as chief resident and acquiring a list of outstanding educational achievements. Upon completing her professional training, she became board certified in the specialty of orthodontics along with accepting a part-time faculty position at the UT Health San Antonio orthodontic residency program.

Dr. Saunders has been involved in numerous outreach activities in the community, including screenings for athletes at the Special Olympics, oral health care to homeless veterans, cooking and serving food to the homeless, and even traveling to Ghana, Africa, where she volunteered at a school for the deaf and an orphanage.

Dr. Saunders is eager to continue learning even after her training in order to stay up to date with new technologies and treatment modalities to better treat her patients. She serves as a board member to her alumni association as well as being involved with numerous organizations and study clubs, including the American Association of Orthodontists®, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association® and Texas Dental Association.

She met her husband while attending college in Mississippi, and they have been enjoying their life together with their daughter, Leila, and son, Leo. Outside of her professional life, you can find her out on the golf course, traveling and experiencing new places, and enjoying the company of her family, friends and two sweet Maltipoos.

Meet our experienced and knowledgeable orthodontists. Dr. Bradley Pierson and Dr. Kristin Saunders truly care about our patients and will provide you with a customized plan that will most efficiently achieve your smile goals. Call Pierson & Saunders Orthodontics today to learn more about our orthodontic care in Alamo Ranch and San Antonio, Texas, and schedule your next visit with us.

Meet Our Staff

Jill has stood by Dr. Pierson, her husband, since the beginning of the practice and enjoys working with him each day. She also finds great joy in meeting the patients and interacting with the team, which she describes as amazing and compassionate. “We have always wanted to give our patients the very best and make them feel like they are a part of our family. We are very blessed to have a team that shares that same vision.”

Jill is originally from Las Vegas, NV but has also lived in Utah, Virginia, Oklahoma and Japan. She enjoys being with her family, whether it’s playing soccer, watching movies or just hanging out at home.

Nichole is originally from Bay City, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and her two children, Keegan and Hagan. They enjoy spending time outdoors, going to the beach and spending time with family. She has completed four half marathons and hopes to someday complete a full one. Nichole has been in the orthodontic field since 2008. Building relationships with patients and their families is one of her favorite things about working in the field.

Elizabeth, better known as Liz, is from San Antonio and enjoys being part of the Pierson & Saunders Orthodontics team. She loves being with our patients and continually building friendly, trusting relationships with them. During her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, and cat, Ollie. She also loves riding her Peloton!

Yvette was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Yvette has worked in the orthodontic field since 1994 and finds that the most rewarding part of her job is meeting patients and seeing the transformation of their smile from beginning to end. In her free time, she loves to barbeque, work out, ride horses and barrel race with her daughter, LeighAnn.

Jeunesse was born and raised in San Antonio. Jeunesse says the best reward for coming to work each day is getting to see the look on our patients faces when they get their braces off and their smiles look so beautiful. Jeunesse has a little boy named Xavier. They love to be outdoors together and enjoy spending time at the park every chance they get

Erica was born in San Antonio, Texas, but grew up in Bulverde. She has two beautiful daughters, April and Sam. Erica has been an orthodontic assistant since 2001. Seeing the difference a beautiful smile makes in someone’s life is her favorite thing about working in the orthodontic field. In her free time, Erica enjoys gardening and watching the hummingbirds at her feeders.

Sam was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She and her husband, Robert, both have served in the Air Force. They have a daughter named Chloe and love to go camping and hiking together. She’s been in martial arts for over 20 years and is a 5th degree black belt! She says the most rewarding part of being a martial artist is teaching and inspiring children. Recently, she has picked up the hobby of beekeeping. She finds honey bees fascinating and can talk about them for hours. She enjoys working in orthodontics because she gets to build a good rapport with patients and she loves working with kids.

Ana was born in Houston, but raised in Monterrey N.L., Mexico. When she’s not at work, Ana enjoys movie nights, gathering with family and friends, and taking her dog for walks. Her favorite thing about working in the orthodontic field is the opportunity to meet new people and build relationships with them and their families throughout the course of treatment.

If you ask Cheryl where home is, she will say San Antonio. Although she was born in Dallas, she has lived in San Antonio for the past 20 years. Her and her husband, John, enjoy spending time with their beautiful children and grandkids. When she is not at work, you might find her in the garden (as she has a bit of a “green thumb”) or eating some of her husband’s amazing BBQ. One thing she enjoys about the orthodontic field is seeing how happy the patients are when they get their braces off and seeing their beautiful smiles.

Gracie was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She also enjoys traveling, running and watching movies and crime shows on Netflix. Gracie’s favorite thing about her job is meeting the patients and their families and really getting to know them. She loves to see how excited they are about getting orthodontic treatment — especially the kids!

Although Amy was born in Eagle Pass, she was raised in Del Rio, Texas. She says her family are some of the most supportive people she knows, and she wouldn’t be who she is today without them. In her free time, she enjoys visiting family and friends, watching new shows or movies, and exploring new places with her fiancé and her pup, Whiskey. Her favorite thing about working in orthodontics is seeing the patient’s faces after they get their braces off. She said it’s one of the coolest things when they look in the mirror and say, “No way, these are my teeth?!”

Stacee was born and raised in the small town of Devine, Texas. She is the youngest of four siblings. In her free time, you can find her cheering courtside at her daughter’s basketball games or at home spending time with her fur babies. Stacee has many hobbies, including sewing, painting nails, golfing and doing anything arts and crafts. She has been in the dental field since 2010. For her, the most rewarding part of being an orthodontic assistant is helping to create beautiful smiles and building one’s confidence.

Melody was born and raised in San Antonio. She feels spending time with her family is one of the greatest joys of life. When she is not at work, you can find Melody traveling, shopping with her bestie (her mom) and trying new foods at all the local spots in town. Melody says building relationships with her patients and seeing their smile change along the course of their treatment is the ultimate reward.

At Pierson & Saunders Orthodontics, we have a team full of people who are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of orthodontic care in Alamo Ranch and San Antonio, Texas. Our team cares about our patients and makes each individual feel like family. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our amazing team and our orthodontists, Dr. Bradley Pierson or Dr. Kristin Saunders.

Melanie is a native of San Antonio. She married her high school sweetheart, Ben, and together, they have three children. She describes her children as “pretty amazing.” She enjoys spending time with them — watching movies, eating and having game nights. She also enjoys date nights with her hubby and is an avid gym goer. What she loves most about working in the orthodontic field is contributing to everyone’s new smile and watching how it can change someone’s life. She says, “It is truly remarkable, and being a part of it is a true blessing.”