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This office and group of people are fantastic! Anyone needing orthodontic Care check out smile doctors on Research! Doctor De La Fuente and his staff including Elvia, Bea,Diana, Miranda, Sammi, Kevin Juan, and all the staff I didn’t have the opportunity to meet… Made me feel like a VIP! The Doctor and Staff are very knowledgeable!!The CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST I’ve experienced in recent memory! …and they offer a great payment plan! Again… I 100% recommend SMILE DOCTORS BRACES for your Orthodontic needs!!!!


Dr.De la fuente and team went above and beyond ! Took over my case when the last place failed me after so much communication ! Definately would reccomend ! 😊


The team is friendly, professional, and so much fun! Our family will continue to come here.


We really like the doctor here. He’s the nicest doctor ever!


The whole staff is AMAZING and made me feel welcomed and cared for. Everyone had such a positive attitude and explained everything they were doing. DEFINITELY recommend Smile Doctors to anyone who is looking for braces and/or Invisalign.

Get in Touch With Us
8754 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

Confident Smiles Made Daily

Our office offers a breadth of services to meet your needs. Check out the overview of our services listed below or book a consultation to discuss which services are best for you.

  • Braces
  • Invisalign® Aligners
  • Smile Express®
  • Retainers
  • Kids 7 & up
  • Remote Care

Our Team

You can have it all!  We work with patients to achieve their full smile potential by creating exceptional experiences provided by rockstar team members who help to deliver awesome outcomes every day.  Confident smiles are made daily at Smile Doctors.

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.


Adriana Gurajeda, was great 👍 every smooth at doing a great job and making me feel welcome thank you 😊 also the whole staff energy is welcoming thank you all

michael burdett

The service is amazing, the doctor is awesome. Best thing is they are not to expansive, also work with payment.

April Sanchez

Everyone there is so nice. Every staff that I walked by spoke and said hello. Also all three staff that did my exams and scans, asked me about my day and got to know a little about me. That’s what makes a great place successful.

Charity Jack-Holmes

Amanda was amazing and super sweet and made it so fun and easy ! There all so sweet and caring and very helpful

Ariel Holmesley

My experience at Smile Doctors-Research was incredible today. From the moment we walked in the door, we were greeted with smiles. The team was very welcoming and friendly throughout our visit. Vanessa Kersey, our treatment coordinator made our whole experience so smooth and was very knowledgeable and made every effort to make it the best possible experience, along with a perfect smile. My daughter ended up leaving the office with braces the same day! I was so pleased and I highly recommend for anyone searching for an orthodontist to give the Smile Doctors a visit.

Rachel Davis
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