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...

When Should My Child Be Seen For An Orthodontics Evaluation?

Thanks for asking! It really depends on the dental age of the patient rather than their chronological age. Usually a good time to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist is after the front permanent teeth have erupted into the mouth or if there appears to be...

What Are The Benefits of Invisalign?

A popular option for straightening teeth at Alpine and Rafetto Orthodontics is Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Invisalign can be a great method for improving your smile, and can help patients with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and more. Invisalign,...

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...