Meet Dr. Arun Bala

Dr. Arun Bala Orthodontist - specializing in braces & Invisalign in Southwest Austin

Dr. Arun Bala is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, and was looking for a reason to get back to this great city ever since. Upon graduation from the UT Austin McCombs School of Business, Dr. Bala’s passion for helping others led him to teach math at an underserved high school in Houston for two years as a Teach For America corps member.


Dr. Bala then underwent further credentialing to become board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, demonstrating a commitment to the highest level of care achieved by only about 50% of orthodontists.


  • University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • TAMU Baylor College of Dentistry – Master of Science & Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics
  • American Board of Orthodontics – Diplomate

Outside of the office, Dr. Bala enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly and their two young children, traveling, watching the Longhorns, and exploring all of the wonderful things Austin has to offer.

Dr. Bala is excited to bring Bala Smiles to the South Austin community. He aims to inspire confidence and improve the lives of his patients by helping them discover the full potential of their smiles.