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Our Orthodontists in Austin – Research

Julio DeLaFuente
Dr. Julio DeLaFuente

Julio De La Fuente was born in Mexico City and moved to San Antonio at the beginning of high school. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from UTSA. De La Fuente always knew he wanted to be an orthodontist and applied to the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School while he was still a freshman in college.

He got accepted into the 3+4 program, a unique dual degree program that includes 3 years of college plus 4 years of dental school. During his time in dental school, he maintained good grades and was able to graduate at the top of his class. After dental school, he went to his first choice for orthodontic residency, the Orthodontic Residency program at UTHSCSA. Outside of the office, De La Fuente enjoys wakeboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and snowboarding.

8754 Research Blvd Austin, TX 78758
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm
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"They are always punctual with appointments never make you wait and their braces work great! And fast too I look and feel way more confident now thanks to smile doctors!"

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Our Orthodontists in Austin – Research

Julio DeLaFuente
Dr. Julio DeLaFuente

Julio De La Fuente was born in Mexico City and moved to San Antonio at the beginning of high school. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from UTSA. De La Fuente always knew he wanted to be an orthodontist and applied to the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School while he was still a freshman in college.

He got accepted into the 3+4 program, a unique dual degree program that includes 3 years of college plus 4 years of dental school. During his time in dental school, he maintained good grades and was able to graduate at the top of his class. After dental school, he went to his first choice for orthodontic residency, the Orthodontic Residency program at UTHSCSA. Outside of the office, De La Fuente enjoys wakeboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and snowboarding.

8754 Research Blvd Austin, TX 78758
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm
Google
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About Our Office

Our Austin - Research office offers a breadth of orthodontics services to meet your needs. As the fastest growing network of orthodontists in the United States, Smile Doctors has helped adults, teens, and kids find confidence in their smiles through our orthodontic treatments. If you’re looking for a family orthodontist and Invisalign® aligners provider near you, look no further than our Austin - Research office. Check out our offers and services or book a free consultation to discuss what options are best for you.

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“My treatment is amazing everytime I come in the staff is always friendly and very helpful !”

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Mari Amir
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“They are so much fun as a staff and always made my visits special. It was bittersweet to get my braces off because I am going to miss this team sooooo much! They were so gentle with me overall and I highly recommend coming here!”

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