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Orthodontists are specially trained to straighten crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth to improve your oral health and self-confidence.

Hulme Orthodontics focuses exclusively on orthodontics. We can personalize treatment with metal braces, ceramic braces, or Invisalign®.

Why should you visit Hulme Orthodontics in San Antonio, TX, for orthodontic care?

A Full Range of Orthodontics Services Catered to Your Needs 

At Hulme Orthodontics, every member of your family can achieve a beautiful smile. Dr. Hulme and Dr. Nairooz combine their extensive training with genuine concern for their patients, resulting in an unparalleled level of orthodontic care.

Orthodontists vs. General Dentists What's the Difference?

Advanced Training

In addition to attending dental school, Dr. Richard D. Hulme has additional specialty training in the field of orthodontics. He received his orthodontic training at the nation's top dental school in San Antonio and held the distinction of Chief Resident of his orthodontic program.

Special Certification

Dr. Hulme was among the first class of orthodontists to become board-certified by the American Board or Orthodontics during his specialty training. He is also an active member of several other organizations that allow him to stay at the forefront of orthodontic advancements and technology.

Best Possible Results

By focusing solely on orthodontic care, Dr. Hulme and Dr. Nairooz are able to better customize braces and Invisalign treatment to your unique dental needs. During your appointment, you will always meet directly with one of orthodontists and will never wait longer than five minutes to be seen. This is especially helpful for young patients who need to squeeze in their appointments before and after school.

"We Just Love Dr. Hulme!" 5-Star Google Reviews


Kyndall Martinez


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Hulme Orthodontics has exceptional service for braces! The staff is friendly and the offices are inviting to all. I would highly recommend this for your ortho services.

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Mike Barlow


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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!

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Get Started Today

At Hulme Orthodontics in San Antonio, our entire team is dedicated to providing patients of all ages with exceptional orthodontics. From teens to adults, our orthodontist can provide you with optimal results.

Depending on your individual needs and goals, we can straighten your teeth and optimize your bite with Invisalign, traditional metal braces, or ceramic braces. We can help you determine the best treatment to achieve a more attractive smile during a free consultation with our expert orthodontist.

To schedule an appointment at any of our four offices in San Antonio, TX, contact us online or call:

(210) 479-2000

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

How braces fit onto the teeth

How Do Different Orthodontic Systems Compare?

Braces Invisalign
Treatable Cases Mild to Severe Mild to Moderate
Length of Treatment 2 to 4 years 12 to 18 months
Frequency of Appointments Every 6 weeks Every 6 weeks 
Material Used Metal or ceramic brackets Removable clear aligners

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What sets us apart from other practices in San Antonio?

State-of-the-Art Technology

We are proud to use advanced digital technology to ensure patients receive the finest care when planning their orthodontic treatment.

Digital X-rays

These high-resolution images allow our orthodontist to visualize your dental misalignment without exposing you to high levels of radiation.

iTero® Digital Impressions

We can take precise impressions of your smile using a small handheld wand without the messiness of dental putty impressions.

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"The Best Results & Outstanding Service" More 5-Star Reviews


Debra McGuigan Seabers


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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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Synthia A


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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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The Importance of Orthodontics

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Orthodontic treatment can provide many oral health benefits to both younger patients and adults. By closing the spaces between teeth, pockets between gums and teeth are minimized, reducing the risk of plaque buildup, cavities, and periodontal disease. Orthodontics can also help the jaws to meet properly, preventing damage such as uneven wear, breaking, and chipping.

A misaligned bite can leave you or your child at a higher risk for injury due to protruding teeth. It can also affect digestion and nutrition because it can interfere with your ability to chew properly. By trusting your orthodontic care to a specialist, you and your family can experience maximum treatment benefits.


Traditional braces rely on metal brackets and wires to move teeth into the proper position. This treatment option is typically recommended for patients with complex bite issues or moderate to severe misalignment.

We also offer ceramic braces that use clear brackets to make treatment more discreet while providing the same level of bite correction.

For both types of braces, we use an advanced wire with greater elasticity than the traditional hardware. This results in a more comfortable treatment that only requires a checkup every six weeks.



A favorite among teens and adults, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear aligners that are worn in sequence to achieve a straighter smile. Invisalign offers a number of benefits over traditional orthodontic options. The aligners are nearly invisible, offer greater comfort, and because they are removable, you can still eat all of your favorite foods. 

Invisalign does have limitations as to the amount of correction it can offer and may not be the best option for patients with severe misalignment. 

Depending on your needs, our orthodontist can provide Invisalign treatment that is not only more comfortable, but is approximately 25 percent more effective than the standard approach.

Invisalign aligners

Our Patient Rewards Program

Our incentive program rewards patients in San Antonio with Orthobucks for complying with their orthodontic treatment, giving back to the community, participating in our surveys, and more. Orthobucks can be exchanged for rewards as our way of showing our appreciation. We believe this system makes orthodontic treatment more fun and helps improve your overall experience and results. 

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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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