Common Treatments

When it comes to the position of your teeth, there are many issues that can be treated with braces.

Some of the most common of these include:

Crowding: when there is not enough space for the teeth to grow straight.

Open Bite: where the front teeth don’t touch

Deep Bite: where the top front teeth cover most of the bottom front teeth

Missing Teeth: loss of teeth due to tooth decay or trauma.

Underbite: where the top front teeth are behind the bottom front teeth 

Spaces: gaps between your teeth 

Overbite: where the top front teeth protrude

Dentofacial Orthopedics

While most people may have heard of Orthodontics and the movement of teeth, Dentofacial Orthopedics focuses on facial growth and development. Dr. San Martín is a specialist in “Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics” and therefore has the skills to diagnose any problems with the teeth, jaws, and facial structures.

Surgical Orthodontics

Also known as Orthognathic Surgery, surgical orthodontics corrects problems with jaw position by utilizing orthognathic surgery done by Oral Surgeons. Jaw surgery can improve a person’s ability to chew, speak, breathe, as well as improve facial appearance. Dr. San Martín will discuss with you the possibility of surgery at the initial exam.

Surgical orthodontics is similar to regular orthodontics in that braces are still needed. Braces are used to position the teeth in a location that allows for the greatest improvement with surgery. Sometimes this involves the removal of teeth, but in any situation, braces are worn before and after surgery. After the surgery, braces stabilize the surgery and move the teeth into their final location.

Generally, surgery is not performed until you have completely stopped growing because we need to ensure that the jaws will not continue to move after surgery. Typically this is around 16-17 years old for girls and 18-19 years old for boys, however, we can verify this with x-rays taken in consecutive years.

Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

Dr. San Martín is a certified Invisalign™ and Invisalign teen™ provider!

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment in which you do not wear traditional braces. With Invisalign, you wear a series of clear aligners. These aligners are changed every few weeks, at the doctor’s direction, and little-by-little they gently move your teeth into the desired position. The aligners are not only invisible, they are removable. This allows you to eat and drink all the foods which you normally ate!

Invisalign is on Facebook and Twitter! Connect with other teens to share your Invisalign experience and find out what other people have to say about their treatment.

What our patients say

Dr. San Martín, his family, and his staff are all WONDERFUL! Our daughter was less than thrilled about having to get braces, but the team at San Martín Orthodontics made her feel welcome and at ease from day one. We are so grateful that our friends recommended them. It’s been an easy process and they are great to work with. They have a sparkling clean office that has a fun, relaxing, Texas vibe, complete with a coffee/tech charging bar, couches for parents, and seating by the dental chairs if your child wants you close by. Dr. San Martín is easily available via email if a need arises outside of office hours, and the few times we have needed him, he responds right away. They also have fun promotions every month and this past February we won concert tickets to the San Antonio Rodeo! I can’t say enough great things about this practice. If you’re looking for an orthodontist in the Stone Oak/Spring Branch/Bulverde area, you have found your place! ?

C. Haffke

We absolutely love Dr. San Martín and his amazing office staff. Dr. San Martín does an excellent job!! They were so accommodating around our busy schedules to get an appointment. We are so happy with our daughter's beautiful smile!! Dr. San Martín is conveniently located close to so many elementary and middle schools and the new high school behind Peiper Middle school. He is the best!!

M. Swadel

Dr. San Martín is a really great orthodontist. During my treatment in braces, he was always extremely patient and gentle. He always took the time to answer any questions I had. He is one of those doctors who is extremely knowledgeable in addition to the fact that he genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients; something that is harder and harder to come by these days! I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a positive experience with braces, for themselves or their kids!


My daughter had a fabulous experience with Dr. San Martín and his team. She had the braces for two years and had excellent results. They explained the complete treatment and were very honest. I recommend 100% San Martín Orthodontists to anyone.

M. Vazquez

Dr. San Martín was amazing! My daughter has received wonderful treatment for the duration of her ortho care. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the price is very competitive. I highly recommend Dr. San Martín for your ortho care!

T. Miller

The office and staff made me feel welcome and comfortable every visit. And, they were able to accommodate my busy work schedule with late Wednesday appointments.I would definitely recommend San Martín Orthodontics for any age... it's a great family place that's clean and safe.

Y. Correa

We've been clients of San Martín Orthodontics and Dr San Martín since 2015. We'd had zero experience with ortho until then. We are on our second kiddo in braces and have at least one more to go, maybe two. The staff and Dr. San Martín go above and beyond to make sure we receive the BEST care possible. Even though we now live an hour away we still make the trip to have Dr. San Martín be our orthodontist because he is THAT good! Wouldn't even consider anyone else. You will NOT be disappointed if you choose SMO!

L. Ranch

THE BEST ORTHODONTIST I HAVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE! Seriously so impressed with the ethical integrity and operational efficiency of San Martín Orthodontics. I would never choose another place!

My daughter and I absolutely love this practice. I will take my younger 2 kids here as well in the future. Dr. San Martín and his staff treat us like family. We always feel very comfortable and welcome when we attend our visits. I researched numerous orthodontists prior to choosing Dr. San Martín. We are happy with our treatment!!!

R. Daniels




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