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As one of the first orthodontists to earn board certification, Dr. Richard D. Hulme continuously stays up-to-date on the latest orthodontic techniques to provide exceptional service to his patients. With offices in Westwood Center, Huebner Parke, Castroville, China Grove, Braceland, and Boerne, we have the San Antonio area covered. Send us a message or call to request a consultation: (210) 405-7391.
Exceptional Treatment By Board-Certified Orthodontists
Meet Dr. Richard D. Hulme: Board-Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Richard D. Hulme is a lifelong Texan who is proud to bring advanced orthodontic care to San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding communities.
After seven years of formal training and serving as the chief resident at one of the nation's top dental schools, Dr. Hulme became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He was one of the first orthodontists to receive board certification during his specialty training.
To stay abreast of the latest advancements and technologies in orthodontics, Dr. Hulme maintains memberships in various other dental organizations.
Meet Dr. Andrew Ray:
Dr. Andrew Ray is dedicated to the highest level of patient care and has demonstrated the skills, judgment, and knowledge necessary to ensure quality work and results.
Dr. Ray regularly attends numerous training and education seminars to ensure that he can provide the best care available. He looks forward to providing you with excellent orthodontic treatment.
Reasons to Visit Our Orthodontists
Options for Every Patient
Orthodontic care can completely transform your smile in terms of both health and appearance. At Hulme Orthodontics, we create fully customized treatments using traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign. As specialists, Dr. Hulme and Dr. Ray use state-of-the-art materials and strategies for comfortable and efficient treatment resulting in an incredible new smile.
Flexible Appointment Hours
During each appointment, every patient meets directly with one of our orthodontists. To make treatment convenient for parents and children alike, we are open before and after school hours, as well as on many school holidays. Because we respect your busy schedule, the average time spent in our waiting room before an appointment is just four minutes.
While other dentists offer orthodontic treatments in addition to their other dental services, our orthodontists are board-certified specialists who have seven years of specialty training and focus solely on orthodontics. As a result, they are able to create customized treatment plans. They can also care for the most complex cases that other practices do not have the training or technology to handle.
Free Initial Consultations
Many patients who are unhappy with their teeth are hesitant to schedule an orthodontic evaluation due to cost concerns. At Hulme Orthodontics in San Antonio, TX, we offer free initial consultations to all patients. During your complimentary consultation, our orthodontists can evaluate your teeth, inform you about your treatment options, and provide estimated orthodontic treatment costs.
Misaligned teeth can negatively affect your oral health and self-confidence at any age. Crooked or crowded teeth make it more difficult to brush and floss properly, increasing your risk of dental decay. Misaligned teeth can also prevent you from smiling or speaking freely in social and professional situations. Our orthodontist can help you achieve the beautiful smile you've always wanted, which can help you maintain healthy teeth and a higher sense of self-esteem.
Ready to Discover Your Most Beautiful Smile? Book an Appointment at Hulme Orthodontics
Crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth should never get in the way of your oral health, speech, or self-confidence. Our orthodontists offer various orthodontic treatment options to meet your needs, goals, and budget. Dr. Hulme and Dr. Ray are board-certified orthodontists who focus solely on orthodontic care. They are members of various dental organizations, including:
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Association of Orthodontists
Your initial consultation at our San Antonio, TX, orthodontic practice is free. Come in and find out which treatment can help you achieve the straighter teeth you've always wanted.
To schedule your complimentary consultation at one of our offices, request an appointment online or call us at:
We Have Offices in San Antonio, China Grove, Castroville, and Boerne.
See the Results for Yourself
Our Vision for Our Orthodontic Practice
"The vision of Hulme Orthodontics is to provide extraordinary orthodontic care in a comfortable and relaxed environment while demonstrating personal and caring interest for each patient. We strive for excellence by continually improving, working together as a team, and using technologically advanced treatment systems." The Hulme Orthodontics Team
"Would recommend this place to others" More 5-Star Reviews From San Antonio, TX, Patients
Dr Hulme came highly recommended by both my dentist and dental hygienist. For almost 2 years now he has seen my daughter through a palate expander and braces. Dr Hulme is very knowledgeable, he's also very friendly, and he and his staff have been so flexible and understanding throughout this whole process. I'd definitely recommend him to others.View On Google
Amazing staff and a perfect smile at the end. We are so happy with our experience. They are a little busy so getting a specific appointment time can be difficult, but they waste no time once you're in the chair. The defenitly deserve this 5 star.View On Google
Tooth Fairy Card
Is your child starting to lose their baby teeth? They can win big at our orthodontic practice. With Our Tooth Fairy Card, patients can earn rewards for lost teeth and prepare for their first orthodontic evaluation.
Rewarding Our Patients
We award Orthobucks for dedication to treatment and other accomplishments. Orthobucks can be redeemed for gift cards.
“We’re a Full-Service Orthodontics Practice”
"Professional and informative" 5-Star Reviews From San Antonio, TX, Patients
My visit to Braceland was excellent. Everyone was professional and informative. I am looking forward to the results.View on Google
I was really appreciative w/their flexibility on getting us on payment plan since all of our dental work was going to be out of pocket.View on Google
Orthodontist vs. Dentist
Orthodontists Have Additional Training
Both an orthodontist and a dentist attend dental school after undergraduate school. However, an orthodontist receives two to three extra years of training through an orthodontic residency program.
More Customizable Solutions
Dentists may offer solutions for misaligned smiles, such as Invisalign or basic braces. However, the solutions are often not as customizable as an orthodontist can offer. An orthodontist can develop a treatment plan that works for your specific needs.
Broader Experience With Malocclusion
Orthodontists like Drs. Hulme and Ray deal with various orthodontic problems since they specialize in orthodontic treatment. This wide range of experience allows them to help patients with more complex dental problems.
Treating Adolescents and Adults
When orthodontic care begins early we can address issues early and help you avoid costly treatments down the line. Children can start receiving orthodontic care as early as eight years old, the typical age when they have several permanent teeth and their jaw reaches its maximum size.
However, braces and other orthodontic treatments are not just for adolescents. According to the American Association of Orthodontics:
"1 out of every 5 orthodontic patients is an adult."
Questions? We Can Answer Them
Our friendly staff is available during office hours Monday through Friday and can answer your questions regarding our practice, treatments, braces, and payment options. Each and every member of our orthodontics team is passionate about providing you with the best experience at every visit.
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Backed by Advanced Technology
Our practice is proud to offer some of the most advanced technology in San Antonio, TX, and throughout the state. To provide patients with the very best care, we have invested in various pieces of technology, including:
- Digital X-Rays: We use digital x-rays to scan your teeth and jaws prior to orthodontic treatment. Unlike traditional x-rays, digital x-rays can be viewed immediately and do not expose patients to harmful radiation.
- iTero® Digital Impressions: Most dentists take impressions of your teeth using goopy, uncomfortable putty impressions. At our San Antonio orthodontics offices, we use the iTero Digital Impression System to gather digital impressions of your teeth with a small wand-like device.
We Make Orthodontic Care More Affordable
We can help you mix and match our available financing options to suit your needs. Insurance can cover part or all of the cost of receiving orthodontic care from our practice, but the amount covered depends on your insurance plan. You can also break up payments into affordable monthly installments with CareCredit or receive discounts through Medicaid.
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"They will take great care of you" Testimonials From San Antonio Patients
This is our third kiddo with Dr. Hulme and we are thrilled to start again. Not only is the staff amazing, but our results have been beautiful. We have always had awesome communication and fast responses to questions and... we just love Dr. Hulme!
Dr. Hulme and staff have been so amazing, friendly, and informative during my braces process. (I've been going since Feb. 2019) The office is very comfortable and beautiful as well! I highly recommend Hulme Orthodontics, they will take great care of you.