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 Dr. Richard D. Hulme's offices in San Antonio, TX, for orthodontic care?
A Full Range of Orthodontics Services Catered to Your Needs
Orthodontists vs. General Dentists What's the Difference?
Advanced TrainingIn 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.
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 is able to better customize braces and Invisalign treatment to your unique dental needs. During your appointment, you will always meet directly with Dr. Hulme 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.
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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.View On Google
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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, Dr. Hulme 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.
How Do Traditional Braces Work?
How Do Different Orthodontic Systems Compare?
|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|
Take a closer look at the differences...
What sets us apart from other practices in San Antonio?
These high-resolution images allow our orthodontist to visualize your dental misalignment without exposing you to high levels of radiation.
iTero® Digital Impressions
Dr. Hulme can take precise impressions of your smile using a small handheld wand without the messiness of dental putty impressions.
"The Best Results & Outstanding Service" More 5-Star Reviews
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.View On Google
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.View On Google
The Importance of Orthodontics
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, Dr. Hulme uses 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.
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.