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About Our Office

The team at Orthodontists in Austin – Research offers a breadth of orthodontic services to meet the needs of kids, teens, and adults. Helping our patients reveal confident smiles through tailored orthodontic treatment plans is our goal. If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign® aligner options from a family orthodontist near you, book your FREE consultation online or by phone today.

  • Convenient scheduling and progress tracking through Smile Doctors Anywhere app
  • Affordable monthly payment options and discounts are available for qualifying patients
  • Most dental insurance plans accepted
8754 Research Blvd,
Austin, TX, 78758
Monday - Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-12pm
Recent Google Reviews:

"Highly recommend this place! Dr. DeLaFuente and his whole team are excellent and so welcoming. I really enjoy going to my appointments. 😊"

5-star
Alma Casique

About Our Office

The team at Orthodontists in Austin – Research offers a breadth of orthodontic services to meet the needs of kids, teens, and adults. Helping our patients reveal confident smiles through tailored orthodontic treatment plans is our goal. If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign® aligner options from a family orthodontist near you, book your FREE consultation online or by phone today.

  • Convenient scheduling and progress tracking through Smile Doctors Anywhere app
  • Affordable monthly payment options and discounts are available for qualifying patients
  • Most dental insurance plans accepted
8754 Research Blvd,
Austin, TX, 78758
Monday - Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-12pm
Google
5-star

Orthodontic Services Available

Braces

Smile Doctors offers metal and ceramic braces to suit our patients’ needs. Our orthodontists can develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan for kids, teens, and adults.

Invisalign® Aligners

A clear alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners are a convenient choice for adults and teens looking to discreetly straighten their teeth with clear aligners.

Smile Express®

Get the smile of your dreams in six months or less with Smile Express®! Learn how our local orthodontists can help adults touch up their smile with aligners shipped straight to your door.

Retainers

Keep your smile beautiful with clear or fixed retainers from Smile Doctors. Our orthodontists can fit a new or existing patient for a retainer and offer retainer repairs and replacements if needed.

Rising Star (7& Up)

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children see an orthodontist by age 7. Our RISING STAR program provides children ages 5-10 with complimentary, early care.

Current Offers and Insurance

Everyone deserves a confident and affordable smile. Convenient monthly payments and discounts are available for qualifying patients. We accept most insurance plans and will check your coverage during your FREE initial consultation.

$149/month on braces
Affordable, Confident Smiles for All

* When you sign up for autopay. Additional restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Pay in Full
Discounts when you pay in full for treatment

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Military Discount
10% off braces or Invisalign® aligners

A special offer for service members and family

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Family Plan
Discounts when multiple family members start treatment

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Meet Our Orthodontists in Austin – Research

Julio DeLaFuente
Dr. Julio DeLaFuente

Dr. De La Fuente (“Dr. D” to many of his patients and team members) will make you feel right at home with his fun-loving attitude and approachable bedside manner. He is proud to have been part of the Smile Doctors family since 2015, creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Dr. D is all about the patient experience. He values patient comfort, treatment efficiency, and catering to patient preferences such as braces vs. Invisalign®. Dr D has given multiple lectures on the treatment of complex cases with both braces and Invisalign. He is a “Diamond Top 1%” provider of Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. D strives to bring the most advanced technology and expertise to the practice to create beautify healthy smiles. He is known for his efficient and effective approach to seamlessly align your teeth in the shortest time possible.

In his youth in Mexico City, he grew up helping out at his dad’s orthodontic office after school and was inspired by seeing the impact his dad made in patients’ lives. He and his family moved to San Antonio, TX, before his freshman year of high school. After high school, Dr. D attended UTSA where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Biology. Dr D then graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSCSA), where he obtained his dental degree and was inducted into the Ommicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society. He stayed at UTHSCSA for another 3 years in the Orthodontic Specialty Program, obtaining his Orthodontic Diplomate and a Master’s in Dental Science.

When he’s not nerding out over teeth, Dr. D enjoys spending time with his out-of-his-league wife, Jen, and their two adorable (yet evil) cats. He loves all types of board sports (wakeboarding, snowboarding, kiteboarding, taking the National Dental Boards…wait, what?) and it eats him up inside that Jen can ski faster than he snowboards. Dr. D also loves giving back to the community through volunteering at Manos de Cristo Dental clinic, where he provides dental care for those in need.

Meet Our Orthodontists in Austin

Julio DeLaFuente
Dr. Julio DeLaFuente

Dr. De La Fuente (“Dr. D” to many of his patients and team members) will make you feel right at home with his fun-loving attitude and approachable bedside manner. He is proud to have been part of the Smile Doctors family since 2015, creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Dr. D is all about the patient experience. He values patient comfort, treatment efficiency, and catering to patient preferences such as braces vs. Invisalign®. Dr D has given multiple lectures on the treatment of complex cases with both braces and Invisalign. He is a “Diamond Top 1%” provider of Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. D strives to bring the most advanced technology and expertise to the practice to create beautify healthy smiles. He is known for his efficient and effective approach to seamlessly align your teeth in the shortest time possible.

In his youth in Mexico City, he grew up helping out at his dad’s orthodontic office after school and was inspired by seeing the impact his dad made in patients’ lives. He and his family moved to San Antonio, TX, before his freshman year of high school. After high school, Dr. D attended UTSA where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Biology. Dr D then graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSCSA), where he obtained his dental degree and was inducted into the Ommicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society. He stayed at UTHSCSA for another 3 years in the Orthodontic Specialty Program, obtaining his Orthodontic Diplomate and a Master’s in Dental Science.

When he’s not nerding out over teeth, Dr. D enjoys spending time with his out-of-his-league wife, Jen, and their two adorable (yet evil) cats. He loves all types of board sports (wakeboarding, snowboarding, kiteboarding, taking the National Dental Boards…wait, what?) and it eats him up inside that Jen can ski faster than he snowboards. Dr. D also loves giving back to the community through volunteering at Manos de Cristo Dental clinic, where he provides dental care for those in need.

Awards & Certifications

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Patient Reviews

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“(Translated by Google) At this time that I have been in treatment, Dr. de la Fuente seemed to me to be a very kind and professional person. Like all their attendants I recommend them 100%. (Original) En este momento que e estado en tratamiento el doctor de la Fuente me a parecido una persona muy amable y profecional. Al igual que todos sus acistentes los recomiendo 100 %.”

5-star
Maria Molina
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“Really amazing place to get treatment, they have amazing staff and service, and good financing options, I was extremely pleased with my consultation came out the same day with my braces 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁”

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Christian Flores
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“Doctor and the Staff are always nice and kind!”

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Joel Rodriguez Flores
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“Everyone who helped me in this whole process has been a blessing. No one has hurt me, and this office specifically made transferring offices very fluid.”

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Jules Sambrano
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“Great Appointment as always. Greeted with amazing smiles,great staff and team Dr.De La Fuente is an amazing energetic Doctor love the vibe he gives his patients. Highly recommend Smile Doctors. 👍”

5-star
Brenda Jaimes