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Invisalign

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...

"We Were Extremely Confident in Choosing Dr. Hulme"

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Synthia A

2020

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We love Dr. Hulme. After interviewing 5 orthodontists for a special situation my son was in, we were extremely confident in choosing Dr. Hulme & his entire staff!!! Both of my kids have achieved the best results & outstanding service with Dr. Hulme & his entire staff.

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Debra McGuigan Seabers

2020

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Always professional and organized.  Have never waited on an appointment more than a few minutes.  Dr Hulme is enthusiastic and really great with his young patients.  The after care is great.  It’s been over a year and we still check in to make sure all alignment is good! Highly recommend.

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At Hulme Orthodontics in San Antonio, we have helped many patients achieve beautiful results with Invisalign treatment.

Contact A Board-Certified Orthodontic Specialist

At Hulme Orthodontics, patients can expect world-class care. Dr. Richard D. Hulme is a board-certified orthodontic specialist and Platinum 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:

(210) 479-2000

Why do dentists and orthodontists recommend Invisalign?

The Benefits of Invisalign

Instead of the metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners to straighten the teeth. The aligners offer patients several advantages, including:

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, coworkers, classmates, and peers will hardly notice you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Comfortable Choice

While metal brackets and wires can irritate your cheeks, Invisalign aligners have smooth, form-fitting surfaces. There is virtually no risk of injury or irritation to the gums or lips, and they are a great option for teens who play contact sports.

Completely Removable

One of the reasons Dr. Hulme recommends Invisalign is its removable trays. While brackets and wires 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.

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Clear Aligners Correct Many Conditions

The Invisalign system can be used to correct mild to moderate alignment issues, including: 

Overbite

An overbite can leave your front teeth exposed to chipping and affect your speech.

Underbite

Underbites can undermine your ability to properly chew food and pronounce certain words.

Gapped Teeth

Gapped teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about speaking or smiling.

Open Bite

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.

Overcrowding 

Crooked or crowded teeth make it easier for food to become trapped, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease.

Crossbite 

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 various types of misalignment, it is important to note that severe issues may require braces. During a free consultation, Dr. Hulme will perform a thorough smile assessment at our San Antonio practice 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.

"They Make Things Easy"

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Cynthia Prichard

2020

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Dr. Hulme and his staff are very friendly and professional. They do a great job at making everyone feel welcome and that their needs Are met.

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Rudy Gonzales

2020

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Dr. Hulme is great and everyone at his practice is professional and polite.  They make things easy for everyone involved.

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Choose Invisalign If You...

Value Discretion

Adults 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.

Don't Smoke

The aligners need to be removed when smoking, so this option isn't ideal for people that smoke several cigarettes a day.

Looking for Precise Invisalign Treatment? Request an Appointment with Our Orthodontist

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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 Platinum Plus Provider. 

Dr. Hulme can help patients achieve exceptionally precise results using custom Invisalign mouthpieces. With a board-certified orthodontic specialist such as Dr. Hulme overseeing your Invisalign treatment, you can experience outstanding results.

If Dr. Hulme recommends Invisalign, we can also provide a cost estimate based on the extent of treatment you require. Contact our dental practice online or call us in San Antonio at:

(210) 479-2000

The Treatment Process

Each patient's treatment timeline is somewhat unique. Some patients may only require a few months of treatment, while others may need 18 months to achieve a straight smile. During a consultation at our San Antonio practice, we can provide you with an estimate of how long your treatment will take. In general, you can expect:
With a board-certified orthodontic specialist such as Dr. Hulme, you can experience outstanding results.
With a board-certified orthodontic specialist such as Dr. Hulme, you can experience outstanding results.

The Consultation

During your consultation, you will meet directly with Dr. Hulme. He will use advanced digital imaging and x-ray technology to develop your treatment plan.

Fabrication of the Aligners

Dr. Hulme will send your treatment plan to an Invisalign lab so each aligner can be crafted to the precise specifications required to gradually shift your teeth into alignment.

Starting Treatment

When your aligners are ready, which typically takes a few weeks, you will return to our office to try on your first set. Dr. Hulme will review any instructions with you, and then treatment can begin.

Switching to New Aligners

Depending on your treatment plan, you will switch out your aligners every one or two weeks. This process will continue until you have progressed through your treatment plan.

Routine Check-ups

Every month or two, you will return to our office in San Antonio for quick check-up appointments. During these visits, Dr. Hulme will monitor your progress and address any concerns you may have.

Completing Treatment

When treatment is complete, you can enjoy the full results of your beautiful new smile. Some patients also opt to undergo complementary treatments, such as teeth whitening, with their primary dentist.

Maintaining the Results of Treatment

You will need to wear a retainer day and night for a period after completing Invisalign treatment, and then at night for a lifetime, in order to maintain your results. Dr. Hulme will provide instructions regarding proper retainer use.

Can I Fast-Track Invisalign Treatment?

Instead of the typical treatment process in which patients wear a new aligner about every two weeks, Dr. Hulme 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.

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"I Highly Recommend Hulme Orthodontics"

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Tabitha Martinez

2020

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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.

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Suzan Quilantan

2019

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Dr.Hulme and his staff are very cordial and offer a very professional atmosphere. They're patient and knowledgeable to answer all questions. I had dental work and was very pleased with the outcome.  I highly recommend Dr.Hulme for your dental needs.

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Hulme Orthodontics

Dr. Richard D. Hulme and his team provide customized orthodontic treatments using the latest techniques and innovative technology. Dr. Hulme is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and focuses solely on orthodontic cases to provide the very best care. He is also a member of various dental societies, including:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Texas Association of Orthodontists

To start your treatment at Hulme Orthodontics, request your appointment online or call us at (210) 479-2000.

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