About Our Office

The team at 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.

  • Dr. De La Fuente attended the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, has practiced orthodontics since 2012, and is a Top 1% Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider
  • Dr. De La Fuente is a 2nd generation orthodontist
  • Among the top orthodontists in Austin, TX with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking team
  • Smile Doctors Orthodontics proudly serves the communities in the following zip codes: 78758, 78756, 78751, 78752, 78757
  • Convenient locations in Austin and Round Rock
  • 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, 78758-6420
Monday - Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-12pm
Recent Google Reviews:

"Everyone was so nice and willing to genuinely help me! Dr. De La Fuente runs a great staff!"

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Reyna Villanueva

About Our Office

The team at 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.

  • Dr. De La Fuente attended the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, has practiced orthodontics since 2012, and is a Top 1% Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider
  • Dr. De La Fuente is a 2nd generation orthodontist
  • Among the top orthodontists in Austin, TX with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking team
  • Smile Doctors Orthodontics proudly serves the communities in the following zip codes: 78758, 78756, 78751, 78752, 78757
  • Convenient locations in Austin and Round Rock
  • 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, 78758-6420
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.

Up to $500 Off
On comprehensive braces or Invisalign® aligner treatment

* When you sign up for autopay. Additional restrictions & exclusions may apply. Offer excludes any and all services and items covered in-full or in-part by any state or federal Medicaid program.

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

Patient Reviews

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“(Translated by Google) Very good service. Very attentive. I loved the place. (Original) Muy buen servicio Muy atentos me encanto el lugar”

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Luz Maria
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“(Translated by Google) Thanks to Dr. De La Fuente and his team of professionals who helped me in my process, I was very satisfied and the attention was always timely, 100% recommended (Original) Gracias al doctor De La Fuente y a su equipo de profesionales que me ayudaron en mi proceso, quede muy satisfecho y la atención siempre fue oportuna, 100% recomendados”

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DIDIER LOZANO VARGAS
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“The staff was very supportive. They were able to get us in and out of there inside of 30 minutes my child had broken one of her rails, and it had to be replaced and rewired. Great job guys thank you!😁”

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Birddog
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“The tech was very nice. She explained everything to my mom and I.”

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Goldgal Tune
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“Best orthodontics ive been to. very genuine, positive, attentive, organized, engaging team and you wont be disappointed all around!! 😁🌸”

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Joy Don