Crooked teeth can lower your confidence, make you self-conscious in personal and professional endeavors, and affect your oral health.
If the idea of traditional braces doesn't appeal to you, Invisalign® clear aligners are a more discreet, comfortable orthodontic option.
Learn why families in San Antonio, TX, visit Hulme Orthodontics for Invisalign.
"Attentive and welcoming."
Love this place. The entire staff here at (Braceland) Hulme is so attentive and welcoming. Dr Hulme was very understanding and accommodating to my child’s needs.View on Google
Dr Hulme is an excellent orthodontist. Understands the tradeoff of value vs impact. Has patience and knowledge beyond any other orthodontist I've dealt with. Understanding of circumstances and excellent customer serviceView on Google
Invisalign Before and After
The Benefits of Invisalign Why do dentists and orthodontists recommend Invisalign?
Virtually Invisible Aligners
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit snugly against your teeth, so they will feel as natural as they look. Because they are made with clear plastic, your coworkers, classmates, and peers will hardly notice you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The same can't be said for braces.
While metal brackets and wires on braces can irritate your cheeks, Invisalign aligners have smooth, form-fitting surfaces. There is less risk of injury or irritation to the gums or lips, and they are a great option for teens who play contact sports.
One of the reasons we recommend Invisalign is its removable trays. While brackets and wires on braces make proper brushing and flossing difficult, Invisalign allows you to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your treatment plan. The aligners require no extra hassle or special tools.
No Dietary Restrictions
Because the trays can be removed when eating or drinking, there are no dietary restrictions when you use clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Patients can continue to enjoy all types of foods during treatment.
Concerned About Misaligned Teeth? Our San Antonio, TX, Orthodontists Are Here for You
If you have misaligned teeth and are considering corrective treatment, our orthodontists can help. Many general dentists offer Invisalign treatment, but an orthodontist's specialized training in correcting misalignment can maximize the likelihood of an outstanding result, especially if you have a complex case.
Our San Antonio, TX, office is dedicated to patient comfort and convenience, so you can trust that your treatment will not only be effective, but also efficient and compatible with your schedule.
If you are seeking straighter teeth and are interested in Invisalign treatment, contact our office online or call:
"This is the place to go!"
Dr Hulme and his staff are fantastic! The facility is very clean and elegant. They are very caring and explain everything in detail as they go. Their payment options are great for all income levels and are pleasant to work with. While putting braces on my son they are entertaining and educational. They took great care of my son. If you need braces for your kids, yourself or a friend for orthodontic this is the place to go!View on Google
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
How Invisalign Works
Millions of Teens & Adults Have Benefited from This Treatment Option
Worried that you won't qualify for Invisalign? You may think your orthodontic case is too complicated for Invisalign treatment, but clear aligners are becoming just as accessible as braces for many orthodontic patients.
Can your type of misalignment be treated with Invisalign?
Clear Aligners Correct Many Conditions
The Invisalign system can be used to correct mild to moderate alignment issues, including:
OverbiteAn overbite can leave your front teeth exposed to chipping and affect your speech.
Underbites can undermine your ability to properly chew food and pronounce certain words.
Gapped teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about speaking or smiling.
An open bite refers to teeth that are splayed out and don't touch one another. This can make it difficult to eat and enunciate.
Crooked or crowded teeth make it easier for food to become trapped, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease.
Crossbites can cause jaw pain when your upper and lower teeth attempt to properly realign.
A Twisted or Jutted Tooth
If you have a tooth or teeth that are twisted or jutting out, Invisalign can be used to improve alignment.
Invisalign Is Not for Everyone
Although clear aligners can correct many types of misalignment, it is important to note that severe issues may require braces.
During a free consultation at our San Antonio practice, your orthodontist will perform a thorough smile assessment to determine which approach is best for your dental needs. If he believes that braces are the most appropriate treatment, you may still qualify for clear ceramic braces that are far less noticeable than metal brackets and wires.
Are there other factors to consider before choosing Invisalign as your orthodontic treatment?
Choose Invisalign If You...
Value DiscretionAdults and teens typically favor Invisalign because it is much less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
Are Committed to Treatment
In order for clear aligners to do their job, they need to be worn at least 20 to 22 hours each day. You must be able to remember and commit to wearing your aligners at all times, except for meals.
The aligners need to be removed when smoking, so this option isn't ideal for people who smoke several cigarettes a day.
Looking for Precise Invisalign Treatment? Request an Appointment with Our Orthodontist
Do you feel self-conscious about having misaligned teeth? Do you want a discreet solution that can also provide superior cosmetic and oral health benefits? Contact Dr. Hulme, an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider.
Dr. Hulme and Dr. Ray can help patients achieve exceptionally precise results using custom Invisalign mouthpieces. With our board-certified orthodontic specialists overseeing your Invisalign treatment, you can experience outstanding results.
The Treatment Process
With board-certified orthodontic specialists like Dr. Hulme and Dr. Ray, you can experience outstanding results.
How to Have a Successful Treatment
Maintain Good Oral HealthBacteria and food debris can get trapped under your clear aligners during use. Brushing and flossing after you eat is essential for the health of your teeth and gums. Don't forget to clean your aligners, too.
Record Your Daily UseKeep track of how long you wear your aligners every day. The time you spend eating and drinking beverages other than water can add up quickly. To get the most out of your Invisalign treatment, you should make sure you're wearing your clear aligners for the required 20 to 22 hours.
Be Mindful of What You Drink
You should only drink nonsparkling water while wearing your aligners. Drinking acidic, sugary, and dark-colored liquids while wearing your aligners can stain them. It can also hold sugar and acids against your teeth for long periods of time. Hot beverages can also warp your aligners.
Attend Routine Check-upsYour orthodontists will schedule regular check-ups every four to six weeks during your Invisalign treatment. During these visits, we will monitor your progress and make sure your teeth are shifting as intended. This is also an opportunity to address any issues that may come up and make adjustments as needed.
Maintaining the Results of Treatment
In order to maintain your results, you will need to wear a retainer day and night for a period after completing Invisalign treatment, and then at night for a lifetime. We will provide instructions regarding proper retainer use.
Invisalign Before and After
Trusted Results and Stunning Smiles From a Board-Certified Specialist
At Hulme Orthodontics, patients can expect world-class care. Dr. Richard D. Hulme is a board-certified orthodontic specialist and Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider with extensive training focused on dental alignment, making him uniquely qualified to oversee your Invisalign treatment. He uses an approach that can achieve tooth movement faster and more accurately than the conventional approach, leaving room in your treatment timeline for additional fine-tuning.
To find out if clear aligners can straighten your teeth, contact our dental practice online or call us in San Antonio, TX, at:
"They are very efficient with your time."
Great customer service as soon as you walk-in and throughout your visit. Dr took his time to explain the care plan. It's important to have that trust when you trusting them with your smile ☺View on Google
The most impressive is there ability to keep their scheduled appointments. I never had to wait past my appointment time with Hulme orthodontics. They are very efficient with your time.View on Google
Can I Fast-Track Invisalign Treatment?
Instead of the typical treatment process in which patients wear a new aligner about every two weeks, our orthodontist may recommend a special approach that involves wearing each aligner for only a week. The main purpose of this approach is to take you about 80 percent of the way to ideal alignment in about half the normal treatment time. The remaining treatment timeline can be focused on fine-tuning your smile for the best possible results. This approach is far more comfortable, but it produces the same great result.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an age limit for Invisalign?
It is never too late to straighten your smile. There is no age limit for Invisalign treatment.
Can my child undergo Invisalign treatment?
While there is no set age minimum for Invisalign treatment, patients must be responsible enough to wear and maintain their aligners.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment is determined by your unique needs; it can range from $1,700 for minor single-arch corrections to $8,000 for complex cases. To help make care affordable to our patients, we accept insurance as well as financing through CareCredit®, and offer an in-house six-month interest-free financing plan.
How do I clean my aligners?
Use a soft bristle brush and a mild soap to clean your aligners. Each time you remove your aligner trays, be sure to at least rinse them with cool or warm water before putting them back in your mouth. Do not use hot water or abrasive toothpaste on the aligners, as this can cause damage. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day as well.
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