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Why People Love De Zavala Dental and Braces

Rafael R.
Excellent advice and examination by the dentist and staff. Admin took the time to explain what was covered by my policy and what wasn’t. Thank you.
Diana D.
The entire staff here is phenomenal, absolutely the best experience I’ve had at a dentist. They are all so kind, patient, and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I’m so happy I finally found a permanent dentist that I will continue to go to for the rest of my life! Thank you 🙏
Karen F.
Doctor and staff were friendly and so very nice. I had a great experience. Will definitely be going back to have work done.
Vanessa H.
From the ladies at the front desk, the hygienist, the assistant and the doctor everyone was so incredibly nice! I felt very comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. So glad I found this place!
Simon C.
Outstanding! Proactive, knowledgeable, prompt, caring dental providers to include affordable costs. Great people that value patients (customers) like yours truly. Thank you DeZavala Dental & Braces.
I’ve been twice so far and have been super happy with this dentist. They don’t nag you or make an unpleasant experience. Very knowledgeable and my favorite dentist by far. Cherry on top is it’s only half a mile from my house so I walk there.
Liz U.
I’m very happy with the dental care I’ve received. Plus, everyone is always so happy and friendly. It makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience.
Emma S.
Wonderful experience and talented caring staff! I get really anxious at the dentist but the entire staff from the front desk, hygienists and dentists all made me comfortable. Also went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule and were understanding when I had to reschedule an appointment last minute. Highly recommend!

Transforming Smiles in San Antonio

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Understanding Common Orthodontic Issues

Orthodontic problems can affect more than just the appearance of your smile; they can impact your overall oral health. Issues like crowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites can lead to difficulties in cleaning teeth properly, which might increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. 

Misaligned teeth can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulties in chewing, and even problems with speech. Addressing these issues is not just about aesthetics; it’s about maintaining the health and functionality of your mouth.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Invisalign offers an aesthetic and convenient solution for those seeking to improve their smile without the appearance and constraints of metal braces.

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How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign aligners are made from a flexible thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan. The process involves wearing a series of these aligners, each slightly different from the last, to gradually shift your teeth into place. The aligners are custom-made for your teeth, ensuring a comfortable, snug fit. As you progress through the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week, towards their final position prescribed by your dentist.

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Judgment-free Care

Our no-judgment zone ensures every patient feels welcome, understood, and cared for. Experience a warm, welcoming dental home where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.

Exceptional Team

Every member of the De Zavala team, from reception to our dental chair, is dedicated to making your visit relaxing and rewarding. We offer a comprehensive menu of services to cater to your every dental need!

The Invisalign Treatment Process

At De Zavala Dental and Braces, we are committed to providing you with a seamless, comfortable, and effective orthodontic experience. Our team combines expertise with a caring approach, ensuring your journey to a perfect smile is as pleasant as it is life-changing!

1. Initial Consultation

Your Invisalign journey at De Zavala Dental and Braces begins with a comprehensive consultation. Our friendly and skilled team will examine your teeth, discuss your orthodontic goals, and determine if Invisalign is the right option for you.

2. Customized Treatment Plan

Using advanced 3D imaging technology, we create a precise digital treatment plan. This plan outlines the exact movements of your teeth and estimates the length of your treatment. You'll even get to see a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of the Invisalign process.

3. Receiving Your Custom Aligners

Once your personalized aligners are ready, you’ll receive them along with detailed instructions on how to wear and care for them. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next in the series.

4. Regular Check-ins

Throughout your treatment, you’ll have regular check-ins with our team to monitor your progress and ensure everything is moving according to plan. These appointments are crucial to achieving the best results.

5. Transition to Retainers

After completing your Invisalign treatment, it’s essential to maintain your new smile. We provide custom retainers to ensure your teeth stay in their new position.

Your Comprehensive Dental Care Destination

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Convenient Scheduling

We know life gets busy. That’s why we offer same-day appointments and flexible scheduling, including family block visits, to fit your lifestyle.

Transparent, Affordable Care

Expect honest, clear communication about your dental plan. We proudly serve everyone in our community, including military, educators, first responders, and healthcare professionals.
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Advanced Dental Technology

Our practice is equipped with the latest in dental tech, like 3D scanners and painless anesthetics, ensuring a comfortable and efficient dental experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, custom-made aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small increments. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving to the next set in the series. Over time, these aligners gradually shift your teeth into their desired position.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Invisalign treatment typically involves less discomfort than traditional braces. Some people may experience temporary discomfort or pressure for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment as their teeth adjust to the new aligners.

Can anyone get Invisalign?

Invisalign is suitable for most teens and adults with various orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, and certain bite problems. However, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, so it’s important to have a consultation with our dentists to determine if it’s the right choice for you.

How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?

For the best results, Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. They should only be removed for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing, and flossing.

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

To care for your Invisalign aligners, rinse them every night and brush them gently with a toothbrush. It's also important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

Some people may notice a slight lisp when they first start wearing Invisalign aligners. However, this is typically temporary and should disappear as you become accustomed to wearing the aligners.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and the length of treatment. At De Zavala Dental and Braces, we provide transparent pricing and discuss all financial options during your consultation.

Can I see how my teeth will look after Invisalign treatment?

Yes, during your consultation at De Zavala Dental and Braces, we use advanced 3D imaging technology to show you a virtual preview of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment and how they will look after completing Invisalign.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

In most cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed in just 12-18 months, making it a speedy option compared to traditional braces.

Are Invisalign aligners really invisible?

Yes! Invisalign aligners are made from space-age transparent thermoplastic, making them virtually invisible when worn.

How often do I need to wear Invisalign aligners?

For optimal results, wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Can I eat normally with Invisalign?

Absolutely! You can remove your aligners while eating, so you can enjoy all your favorite foods without restrictions.

Is Invisalign painful?

Not at all! Invisalign is known for its comfort. You may experience some minor discomfort when transitioning to a new set of aligners, but it's usually brief.

New Patient Specials

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In-house Financing
PPO Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
United Healthcare Global (Inside U.S.)
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Concordia - Tricare Dental Plan
United Concordia - Federal Employees Program
UFT Welfare Fund
United Concordia (Encounters)
United Concordia - Dental Plus - PA Blue Shield
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado
Tricare Retiree Dental Program
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Standard Insurance Co. of New York
Sun Life Financial (United Concordia)
Skygen USA
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Medicaid of Wisconsin - DentaQuest
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Medicaid of Wisconsin, PrimeCare
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Medicaid of Washington
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Medicaid of Utah
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Medicaid of Tennessee, BlueCare
Medicaid of New York
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Medicaid of Indiana
Medicaid of Michigan
Medicaid of Connecticut
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Managed Care of North America, Inc. (MCNA)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund
Humana Specialty Benefits State of Florida Dental
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Humana CompBenefits Federal Plan Dental
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Healthsource Provident
HealthScope Benefits (Tribute Health Plan)
HealthScope Benefits/ Morris Associates
HealthScope Benefits / EHC Repricing
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HealthChoice Oklahoma
Healthcare Highways
HDS Medicaid
Hawaii Dental Service
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Golden West Dental
Florida Combined Life (Dental)
First Reliance Standard
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Direct Dental Administrators, Inc.
Dental Guard Preferred
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
DentaQuest - Government
DeltaCare USA - Encounters
Delta Dental - Tricare Retiree
Delta Dental of West Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington DC
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Delta Dental of Tennessee
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Delta Dental of Puerto Rico
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