Marbach Smiles is your neighborhood general dentist and orthodontic office in west San Antonio, Texas. We pride ourselves on providing quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages. We believe in dental care, not dental treatment, that is why our staff work with you to create a personalized care plan that allows you to have the healthy, radiant smile you desire. We go the extra mile to ensure that you are comfortable with your care plan every step of the way.
Schedule your free no-obligation consultation to achieve the smile of your dreams! Your complimentary consultation will give you the opportunity to discuss your unique care options as well as tour our state-of-the-art office.
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Marbach Smiles offers various types of orthodontic care and braces for kids, teens, and adults, which include traditional and clear braces, as well as Invisalign.
The most common type of braces, metal braces is made of high-quality and durable stainless steel. The brackets are bonded to the front of each tooth and connected by the archwire that guides the teeth into the correct positions.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials that are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Due to their cosmetic appeal, they are most popular with teenagers and adult patients. However, while ceramic braces are more desired than other types of braces, they do require more overall maintenance.
Our most modernized orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable aligners to straighten your teeth. The best part about these clear aligners is that they go unnoticed while wearing them. The aligners are comfortable and do not cause mouth abrasions that can sometimes occur with other metal options.
If you are ready to invest in a new smile, schedule a FREE no-obligation consultation that includes an initial exam. Still not convinced about our practice or the care that we offer? Give us a call and our staff will be more than happy to get you the answers and information you need. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our dental family!
Dr. David Gu has always been committed to putting his patients first and providing both the best patient experience and clinical care. Dr. Gu is an alumni of Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and he also completed his specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
When he’s not working on giving patients a reason to smile, he loves finding new ways to combine his love for photography and traveling. Having lived in the Southeast, Northeast, and Northwest, he has been excited to call San Antonio home. He lives with his wife, who is a military dentist proudly serving the United States Air Force, and their two adopted shelter cats Merona and Beckham.
“Amazing customer service from start to finish. The orthodontist explained everything to me until I fully understood what was going on with my teeth. My follow up appointments were scheduled right then and there and everything was just exceptional. I have been going to the same “
“I highly recommend this dentist office. They saw my 5 year old son and all of the staff was very sweet, thorough, and patient. The facility is super clean and neat. Love it. I’ll be making an appointment for myself soon!”
“Very kind and nice. And they have great service and play Netflix in the rooms I’ve been in when they clean my teeth”
“I absolutely loved this place they were all so help full!! It’s been years since I’ve been to the dentist they made it very comfortable for me. Ms. Luisa was AMAZING she helped me understand on what and explained everything in detail. Anyone who knows me I always have questions. She had an answer every time. They even made it welcoming to my babies that were with me. I’m having them move to this dentist too.”
“Amazing front office staff , great dental hygienist , and a wonderful dentist !! I absolutely recommend this place . Best dentist visit I’ve ever had ????????”
“I took my father to have his cleaning and some filling done , i was surprised at such a warm and friendly atmosphere, great place to visit for dental work, the staff is stellar especially mari, lauren and Dr. Shaw who gave grate advice.”
“Wonderful staff from the front desk to the dentists. Very kind, patient and accommodating; all qualities that a busy family loves in a dental office. The staff is awesome with adults and children alike. You will enjoy your visit!”
“Great place to go, nice waiting room, friendly staff and TVs on the ceiling so when they have you laid back you can watch tv.”