Meet Dr. Alberto Tostado
Dr. Alberto Tostado practices conservative orthodontics, avoiding the extraction of teeth whenever possible. He removes teeth only to achieve the most functional and aesthetic result. Also, he encourages early orthodontic evaluation and diagnosis to treat or prevent complex cases with lengthier and more costly treatment.
Born in Arizona and raised in a small border city, as a child Dr. Tostado was active and competitive in sports, including golf, tennis, soccer, basketball, and karate. He is a third-generation dentist and had a close relationship with his late grandfather, a general dentist. Dr. Tostado observed his grandfather, father, uncle, and older brother’s passion for dentistry and improving patients’ self-esteem. So, he decided to pursue dentistry, a career that enables work-life balance and time to enjoy family.
“I enjoy establishing the doctor-patient relationship during orthodontic treatment. I pride myself in treating my patients and not delegating my work to assistants.” – Dr. Alberto Tostado
What He Enjoys About Being an Orthodontist
Dr. Tostado enjoys working with kids and adults. It is fun for him to watch young patients go through their high school journey, including sports and college applications, and to guide and advise them. Seeing patients’ self-esteem boost as their smiles take shape gives him great satisfaction.
“With adult patients, I love being part of a team that helps them achieve their picture-perfect smile. I also like giving my patients options based on their preference, such as clear aligners versus traditional braces,” he says.
Areas of Dentistry that Interest Him the Most
“I am especially interested in multidisciplinary cases, such as orthodontic/maxillofacial or orthodontic/prosthodontic cases. I was personally treated with orthognathic surgery and developed a certain bond with surgical cases. Usually, multidisciplinary cases have a very dramatic change, and seeing the impact it can have on patients’ lives is gratifying. I have experience working with prosthodontists to help our patients achieve their perfect smiles.”
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León – DDS
- University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health – Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Rutgers School of Dental Medicine – Postdoctoral Advanced Education in Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Association of Orthodontists
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Texas Dental Association
- American Dental Association
Dr. Tostado and his wife, Ana, a pediatric dentist, met in dental school in 2010 and married in 2017. They have two young daughters, Elena and Emilia. The Tostados are also pet lovers and have an English bulldog, Louie.
Dr. Tostado spends leisure time on outdoor activities, including hiking, motorsports, and skiing. He is a skillful golfer and enjoys going to the gym.
Living in the Bee Cave area is calm and peaceful for the Tostado family because it has a lot of green spaces and a lake nearby. “We love being part of a community with many young families and look forward to having their children grow in this amazing place,” Dr. Tostado says.