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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?

Request a Free Initial Consultation Get Started on Your Treatment Today

Is it time to explore braces for your child? Are you interested in bringing crooked teeth into alignment with clear aligners? Dr. Richard D. Hulme and Dr. Andrew Ray are ready to discuss your options during a free initial consultation. To request yours, send us a message, fill out our online form, or give our San Antonio office a call.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that diagnoses and treats improper positioning of the teeth and jaws, such as gapped teeth, crooked teeth, bite misalignment. Treatment may include traditional orthodontics like metal braces or newer alternatives like Invisalign. These options are tried, tested, and trusted orthodontic solutions to straighten your teeth and give you a more beautiful and healthier smile.

Protect Your Smile

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 uneven wear, breaking, and chipping.

Protect Your Health

Protruding teeth that result from a misaligned bite can leave you or your child at a higher risk for injury. Misalignment can also affect digestion and nutrition because it can interfere with your ability to chew properly. By trusting your orthodontic care to a specialist like Dr. Hulme or Dr. Ray, you can experience maximum benefits from treatment.

A Full Range of Orthodontic Services Catered to Your Needs 

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

It's Never Too Late To Straighten Your Smile

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

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

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

(210) 479-2000

Even With Unique Cases We're up to the Challenge



Braceland, TX


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I don’t even know what to say! The level of expertise and compassion and care is seriously unsurpassed. I have a complex case...But Dr. Huelme and the staff- Brenda and Rachel- made me feel so comfortable and like they’d tackle it all with me not like it’s their job, but as if I were a friend or something! It’s that level of care. :) I have never had an experience like this at any other dentist, ortho, etc. Cannot recommend enough.

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Kimberley Powell

San Antonio, TX


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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.

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Our State-of-the-Art Technology Sets Us Apart From Other San Antonio Orthodontists

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 orthodontists 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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For Expert Care on Your Schedule Call Our San Antonio, TX, Orthodontists

At Hulme Orthodontics, we understand just how busy schedules are, especially when you have children. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality, advanced, and timely care to patients and their families so they can receive the orthodontic care they need, even with a busy schedule. Your time is precious, and we work hard to keep wait times low. When you come to our offices serving the San Antonio, TX, area, you can expect to wait no longer than five minutes before seeing your doctor.

Our highly skilled orthodontists use the latest technology in the field of dentistry so we can accurately treat and diagnose patients faster. When you schedule an appointment at one of our orthodontic offices, you can rest assured we will treat you or your child in a timely manner so you can move on with your day. We have six locations to fit your scheduling and travel needs.

Request your initial consultation by calling our office today or by filling out our online form

(210) 479-2000

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Patients Feel Comfortable With Our Caring Orthodontic Team

"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." Stephanie B., 5-Star Google Review

We Offer Several Types of Braces So You Can Choose Your Favorite

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, and the timeline for most patients is one to three years.

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.

Young boy smiling while wearing braces

How Do Traditional Braces Work?

Metal brackets are fixed to the teeth with dental cement. An archwire is threaded through the centers of the brackets to exert pressure on the teeth and jaws, guiding them into proper alignment. Rubber bands can be attached to the brackets to exert greater pressure, which can be helpful in more complex cases. The archwire will loosen over time, so every four to six weeks, you'll visit one of our six offices in the San Antonio area so your orthodontist can replace it with a new one that keeps treatment running smoothly. 

See a Braces Patient's Results

Hulme Orthodontics Patient Before Treatment With Braces
Before Treatment With Braces
Hulme Orthodontics Patient After Treatment With Braces
After Treatment With Braces
This young man from Stone Oak struggled with a severe crossbite and crookedness, as well as some improperly descended teeth. His issues were so complex that most of his back teeth didn't touch when biting, which made eating very difficult. Our orthodontists fit him with a set of traditional braces, and despite the depth of his orthodontic concerns, he completed treatment in less than two years. He's thrilled to now have a smile he feels confident in, both in terms of appearance and function.

For More Discreet Orthodontic Care, Consider Clear Aligners from Invisalign

A favorite among teens and adults, the Invisalign system uses a series of customized clear aligners to achieve a straighter smile. Treatment takes about 12–18 months on average, and you'll switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks or so.

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 treatment is also approximately 25% more effective than the standard approach.

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

Young girl smiling while holding Invisalign aligners

See the Differences Between Clear Aligners and Braces

An Invisalign Patient Experienced Stunning Results

Hulme Orthodontics Patient Before Treatment With Invisalign Aligners
Before Treatment With Invisalign Aligners
Hulme Orthodontics Patient After Treatment With Invisalign Aligners
After Treatment With Invisalign Aligners
This woman came from Leon Springs for a second opinion from our orthodontists. Her dentist told her that she wasn't able to undergo treatment with Invisalign because of her overbite. Our orthodontists thought differently. We were able to help her successfully complete a course of Invisalign to close gaps between her teeth and bring her bite into better alignment. We're proud to have helped her achieve the beautiful smile she wanted.

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

Not Sure Which Treatment Option Is Right for You? We Can Help You Explore the Possibilities

Everyone has unique orthodontic needs, and it is impossible to tell which treatment is best for you without an initial consultation first. During this visit, one of our orthodontists will examine your mouth and determine the best orthodontic option that fits your budget and lifestyle while meeting your goals.

Still have questions about braces or Invisalign? We are happy to help you every step of the way on your smile journey. Send us a message or call

(210) 479-2000

"Patience and knowledge beyond any other orthodontist I've dealt with."


Gloria Carrejo

San Antonio, TX


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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.

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Eddie Hsu

San Antonio, TX


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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 service

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How to Get the Best Results From Your Treatment in San Antonio

Here are three fundamental ways that patients can get the most from their orthodontic treatments:

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

It is important to continue brushing twice and flossing at least once each day throughout your treatment. Our orthodontists can show you how to properly care for your teeth and gums if you're wearing traditional braces. We may recommend you use floss threaders or interdental brushes for the most effective cleaning.

Avoid Certain Foods

Sticky and hard foods like bubblegum, popcorn, and certain meats are not recommended for patients wearing traditional braces. It is important that you do not eat foods that can bend or get stuck in the wires and brackets of your braces.

Wear a Retainer After Treatment

Your teeth will want to revert back to their original positions after your orthodontic treatment is complete. You can prevent this by wearing a retainer. We'll provide one for you at the end of your treatment and let you know when you should use it based on your unique case.

Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

Traditional wire braces can be slightly uncomfortable as you initially get used to them or after an adjustment appointment. Patients sometimes use orthodontic wax or cold compresses to help soothe any areas of irritation.

Invisalign can also be a bit uncomfortable to wear at first. There may be some soreness as your mouth adjusts to the aligners, but your orthodontist will check to make sure the aligners do not rub against your gums or the insides of your cheeks. You can take over-the-counter medication to help manage any pain as you adjust to a new aligner.

If you experience significant discomfort for long periods of time, contact our greater San Antonio, TX, dental offices immediately so we can examine your gums and teeth.

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Is There an Age Limit
for Orthodontic Treatment? 

Not at all! It is never too late to straighten your teeth, improve your oral health, and achieve the smile you've always dreamed of. If you're an adult who's put off by the idea of traditional metal braces, we can help you explore discreet orthodontic solutions like Invisalign and ceramic braces.

We Focus on Orthodontic Care To Give You the Best Possible Results

By focusing solely on orthodontic care, Dr. Hulme and Dr. Ray are able to customize braces and Invisalign treatment to your unique dental needs. During your appointment, you will meet one of our orthodontists within five minutes of your arrival. 

As board-certified specialists who have seven years of specialty training, our orthodontists can also handle complex cases that other practices cannot. We have six offices in the greater San Antonio, TX, area to make our specialty services accessible to you.

Contact our San Antonio, TX, dental offices online, request a consultation through our website, or call (210) 479-2000.

Our Convenient Locations

China Grove - 6961 E US Hwy 87
Castroville - 1314 Constantinople St
Westwood Center - 10919 Culebra Rd
Huebner Parke - 15303 Huebner Rd
Braceland - 4902 Golden Quail
Boerne - 410 N. School St.

We're San Antonio's Choice For Effective Orthodontics


Matt Mattox

San Antonio, TX


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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.

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carrie Brownley

San Antonio, TX


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All the staff at Hulme Orthodontics are so courteous, kind, and professional. Additionally, they're very thorough regarding dental care.

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Does Insurance Cover Orthodontics?

Yes; orthodontics is usually considered a practical treatment, and most dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost. Hulme Orthodontics will work with your insurance provider so you can get the maximum coverage allowed by your plan. 

Our prices for Invisalign typically range from $1,700 to $8,000, depending on the complexity of the case. We can provide a custom quote for braces during a free consultation.

If cost is a concern for you, talk to our orthodontists and staff today. We would be glad to help you find a way to make orthodontics fit your budget. Our patients can cover out-of-pocket expenses through our interest-free in-house financing, which requires no credit check. We also accept financing through CareCredit®, a third-party lender. 

Join 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.

A Happy Patient With Excellent Results

"The before and after is amazingly shocking! I always looked forward to my views, for I knew I was receive the upmost of care with some of the best people. Every person I encountered showed me great care, were enthusiastic, highly communicative, and very kind. I have not had any problems upon going to Hulme Orthodontics and am very pleased with my results." Emily L., 5-Star Google Review
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Hulme Orthodontics

Dr. Richard D. Hulme and Dr. Andrew Ray provide customized orthodontic treatments using the latest techniques and innovative technology. Dr. Hulme and Dr. Ray 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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