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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.

Start Your Invisalign Journey Request a Consultation

Now is the perfect time to start your Invisalign journey, and there's no better place in San Antonio, TX, than Hulme Orthodontics. Contact us or call our board-certified orthodontists at (210) 479-2000.

"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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Invisalign Before and After

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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

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

Comfortable Choice

While metal brackets and wires on braces 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 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 are qualified to oversee 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:

(210-370-3083

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"I can finally say I LOVE my smile!" 

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Austin Webb

2022

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I went in to get a new retainer, and it was a fantastic experience! Nicole was AMAZING!! She was so helpful with answering my questions and scheduling my appointments. Irma was so friendly and really made the experience smooth and perfect! Wonderful team and very efficient! Highly recommend going to this office!!

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A Wells

2022

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I can finally say I LOVE my smile! Dr Hulme knows his stuff! I went to other orthos who said I would need jaw surgery to fix my bite, but Dr Hulme was very confident he could fix it without surgery. He and his staff are amazing, everyone is kind and efficient and I would definitely recommend anyone to come here!

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How Invisalign Works

Worried that you won't qualify for Invisalign?

Millions of Teens & Adults Have Benefited from This Treatment Option

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. 

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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: 

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, our orthodontist 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.

"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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Are there other factors to consider before choosing Invisalign as your orthodontic treatment?

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 and Dr. Nairooz 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.

If our orthodontists recommend 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 board-certified orthodontic specialists such as Dr. Hulme and Dr. Nairooz, you can experience outstanding results.
With board-certified orthodontic specialists such as Dr. Hulme and Dr. Nairooz, you can experience outstanding results.

The Consultation

During your consultation, you will meet directly with one of our orthodontists. They will use advanced digital imaging and x-ray technology to develop your treatment plan.

Fabrication of the Aligners

Your treatment plan will be sent 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. The doctor 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, the doctor 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.

How to Have a Successful Treatment

Maintain Good Oral Health 

Bacteria 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 Use

Keep 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 aligner. 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-ups

Your 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

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. We will provide instructions regarding proper retainer use.

Invisalign Before and After

Crooked teeth and misaligned bites can significantly benefit from Invisalign treatment. Take a look at the results this San Antonio patient received from Hulme Orthodontics:
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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.

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"Amazing staff and a perfect smile at the end." More 5-Star Reviews From San Antonio, TX, Patients

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Brady Mann

2022

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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 ydefenitly deserve this 5 star.

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Antonio Guevara

2022

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Dr. Hulme and his staff are amazing. I would refer anyone needing orthodontist care to this office. The care they give is so good and very professional.

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Hulme Orthodontics

Dr. Richard D. Hulme and Dr. Sandra Nairooz provide customized orthodontic treatments using the latest techniques and innovative technology. Dr. Hulme and Dr. Nairooz are board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and focus solely on orthodontic cases to provide the very best care. They are also members of various dental societies, including:

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

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

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