Dr. Brent K. Lopez is a graduate of Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry. He later earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch in San Antonio, Texas in 1993. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas and has also lived in Twain Heart, California where he served as the Dental Director at the Tuolumne Indian Health Center for the Mi-Wuk Indian Reservation & M.A.C.T. Health Board.
Bocca Dental Spa was formed in 2006 as the culmination of Dr. Lopez' desire & commitment to providing his patients with a uniquely different relaxing dental experience free of the anxiety traditionally associated with dentistry.
Dr. Lopez is an active participant in continuing education courses and strives to maintain his knowledge of the latest advancements in dentistry. Although he enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, his favorite and primary focus is in the area of cosmetic smile enhancement.
Outside of Bocca Dental Spa, Dr. Lopez enjoys cooking, going to movies, traveling, snow-boarding, outdoor recreation around Austin and spending time with family and friends.
Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist, you know you'll end up with a smile that truly fits.
If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system.
Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. Once your doctor decides your situation is suitable for Invisalign treatment, a treatment plan will be mapped out with your goals in mind. Then, impressions and pictures of your teeth will be taken for digitization purposes.
The impressions of your teeth will be digitized in order for your doctor to work with a computerized 3-D image of your teeth. Then, your doctor will plan your tooth movements throughout your entire treatment timeline. You'll be able to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after completion of the Invisalign process so you can see what your smile should look like when you're done with treatment.
From your doctor's precise treatment plan, customized aligners are created with advanced technology for you to wear at each stage of your treatment. While the number of aligners varies for each individual situation, a full set of treatment typically includes 20-30 aligners per arch.
You should wear your aligners at all times, with the exception of eating and drinking, in order to complete your treatment in the timeline determined by you and your doctor. You'll go in for occasional checkups, to monitor your progress and to receive your next set of aligners. During the entire treatment process, you'll be able to watch your teeth gradually moving into place. Your smile will, little by little, move into something you'd like to show off. The people around you will be sure to notice your new-found confidence.
Choosing the Invisalign system is a smart decision on your part because the advanced technology provides you with customized treatment to give you a smile that suits you.
ClearCorrect is the simple, effective way to straighten teeth.
ClearCorrect invisible braces are the clear & simple way to straighten your teeth, so you can show off your smile!
ClearCorrect is the simple, effective way to straighten your teeth, so you can get a smile you'll love.
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple alternative to braces.
It's a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them, each aligner moving your teeth just a little bit at a time.
They're practically invisible, so most people won't even know you're in treatment, they fit you perfectly, so they're more comfortable than regular braces, and they're removable, so you can eat whatever you like and clean your teeth normally.
Ask your doctor for more information about ClearCorrect and what it can do for you.
Looking for an alternative to metal braces?
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort=97every reason to smile.
With ClearCorrect, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.
How does it work?
You and your doctor will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once you and your doctor establish ClearCorrect is the right treatment option for you, your doctor will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect uses in manufacturing your custom aligners. Then your doctor writes a prescription for your custom aligners and sends it to ClearCorrect.
You deserve a smile you can be proud of, and ClearCorrect can make it happen. Our clear aligners are comfortable, removable, and, best of all, nearly invisible. Most people won't even notice that you're wearing them. And because you can easily remove the aligners to eat, you don't have to change your diet like you might with braces. You can show off your smile with almost no impact on your daily life. Some severe cases of misalignment do require metal braces, but most patients can be treated just as effectively with clear aligners. The cost and length of treatment are generally comparable. Why wouldn't you choose ClearCorrect?
How does it work?
Your doctor will take impressions, x-rays, and photos of your teeth, then send them to us with instructions for the tooth movements you need to achieve your ideal smile. We'll create a 3D model of your mouth and then a series of clear plastic aligners custom-fitted to your teeth. Each aligner will apply targeted pressure to the teeth selected by your doctor, slowly moving them into alignment. Every six weeks or so, your doctor will check on your progress and give you your next two sets of aligners. Unlike other clear aligner companies, we manufacture your aligners in phases, so your doctor can request changes at any time. Treatment usually takes 6=9618 months, but you'll start to see results right away.
What can it do?
ClearCorrect can treat a wide variety of issues that keep people from achieving their ideal smiles. Straighter teeth don't just look better; they work better too. Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out quicker, and are more prone to cavities. Ask your doctor how ClearCorrect can help you.
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple alternative to braces. It's a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them. Ask your doctor for more information on how ClearCorrect can help you get the smile you've always wanted.
StyleSmyle, simply put, is a "Cosmetic Retainer" intended to maintain the position of your natural dentition while simultaneously improving the over all aesthetics of your smile.
StyleSmyle is custom fabricated from a hi-tech dental resin making it very thin yet extremely strong. It fits right over your own teeth to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile and may serve as an interim cosmetic solution even if you have stains, chips, gaps or missing teeth.
For some, a Style-Smyle can be life changing and may restore one�s confidence to smile. Discover the unique benefits of a Style-Smyle today by making an appointment for a free evaluation.
How long will my Style-Smyle last?
Your new Style-Smyle will come with a 12 month limited warranty against manufacturing defects and with proper care, may last from 1 to 3 years.
How do I get my Style-Smyle?
You may choose to start the process with a comprehensive examination with Dr. Lopez and his caring staff at Bocca Dental Spa. To find out if you're a good candidate, you may request a free consultation by:
- Telephone - (512) 252-6222 and/or
- Email - StyleSmyle@boccadentalspa.com
At your free StyleSmyle consultation Dr. Lopez will examine your teeth and decide if you are a suitable candidate for the appliance. He will then take an impression of your teeth. Don�t worry� there is no pain, no needles and no drilling involved! Since each Style-Smyle Cosmetic Retainer is custom made, your impressions must be sent to the dental studio for fabrication.
At your second visit approximately 3 weeks later, Dr. Lopez will try in your new StyleSmyle to insure a proper fit and make any necessary adjustments. You�ll then be shown how to place and remove your new Cosmetic Retainer and be given care instructions.
How much does Style-Smyle cost?
Our StyleSmyle Cosmetic Retainers are a fraction of the price of things like veneers, crowns & bridges and typically costs $1,199 per arch. In addition this cost may be applied in-whole or in-part to the costs of future more permanent cosmetic solutions such as those mentioned above.
What is NTI-tss? It stands for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Supression System. It is used to reduce negative trigeminal input. It protects teeth, muscles and joints by suppressing parafunctional muscle contraction by almost 70%. It effectively treats patients suffering from tension and migraine headaches by reducing the intensity of jaw clenching while the patient sleeps. In fact, it is the most effective FDA-approved method of migraine prevention.
The Lower device is the most commonly used device. The Discluding Element of the Lower device is tapered to the lateral borders of the device. Primarily intended for the mandible (although not exclusively), the design most efficiently prevents canine occluding contact.
It is formally referred to as the "IG", or Incisal Guidance device.
When the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the back of the throat, the airway narrows forcing air through the small opening. This creates vibrations in the throat known as snoring.
How does the Quiet SnoreTM Prevent Snoring? Snoring research has shown that custom fabricated dental devices worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position, increase the three dimensional space in the airway tube which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. By increasing the volumetric capacity of the airway and preventing soft tissue vibrations, snoring is eliminated. The Quiet SnoreTM device positions the lower jaw into a forward position by means of special connectors that are attached to transparent flexible upper & lower trays. The trays are thermoformed using heat and pressure to a model of your mouth which provides a comfortable fit.
Quiet SnoreTM devices do not interfere with breathing through the mouth. Even in cases of congested nasal passages the device prevents snoring and allows uninhibited oral breathing. Small forward movements of the lower jaw are possible while wearing a Quiet SnoreTM device. This movement potential helps minimize stiffness in the joints of the jaw in the morning. Quiet SnoreTM devices help promote deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring.