Why Are Rubber Bands An Important Part of Orthodontic Treatment?

Wearing braces may be the best choice for correcting your teeth and improving your smile, and that’s why you’ve come to see us at Alpine and Rafetto Orthodontics. Braces, which consist of brackets and wires, work by gently applying pressure to the teeth, and that...

Tips For Caring For Your Braces During Treatment

After getting your braces, it is important to know how to take care of your teeth in order to ensure that your braces stay intact and do their job so that your teeth are in top-notch condition after you complete your orthodontic treatment. Today, our team at Alpine...

Is Invisalign Right For You?

Are you wondering what Invisalign treatment is really like, and what effect it will have on your day-to-day activities while you undergo treatment? Will it slur your speech? Will people even know you’re in treatment? You’re not alone in your concerns! Dr....

Why Should I Visit The Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment?

So, you just got your braces on, and you’re wondering why you should continue visiting your general dentist since you’re seeing Drs Rafetto and Fiss every other month. Patients always ask us if they should continue to see their dentist while in orthodontic treatment....

The Importance of Helmets and Mouthguards

The Importance of Facial Protection The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have combined forces to spread the word about the...

How Do Braces Move My Teeth?

Great question! Tooth movement is your body’s natural response to light pressure applied by braces over a period of time. Braces work by using brackets that are glued onto your teeth; these brackets have small slots, and that is where Drs. Ray Rafetto and  Mark...