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Invisalign® for All Ages

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Invisalign clear aligner systems are for all ages and all orthodontic needs, including children who need Phase One treatment, teens in Phase Two treatment, and adults who want a straight, confident smile.

Welcome to Alpine and Rafetto Orthodontics

At our orthodontic offices located in the Pike Creek and Fairfax areas of Wilmington and Dover, DE, Drs. Ray Rafetto, Mark Fiss, and Hilda Oweisy are leaders in the orthodontic community. Our practice’s top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Our commitment and pursuit of excellence are unsurpassed. Our state-of-the-art technology, along with a fabulous orthodontic team, work together to create healthy bites and beautiful lasting smiles.

Our philosophy is to treat your orthodontic problems as if they were our own. We understand that everyone’s needs and expectations about orthodontics are different. Because no two patients are the same, we listen to you, try to understand your objectives, and work in partnership to accomplish a treatment plan that is efficient, effective, and customized for each patient.

We know what a significant difference in health and self-esteem a beautiful smile can make, and offer a wide range of braces for children, teens, and adults, including clear braces and Invisalign®, a series of clear, customized removable aligners. We are proud to utilize the most advanced technology in our office including accelerated orthodontics, iTero®, and Carestream 3D Cone Beam scanners. These advanced technologies yield enhanced patient comfort, fewer trips to the office, and shorter treatment times.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best age to visit the orthodontist?

Orthodontics is for all ages! The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven.

how long do I have to wear braces?

Treatment time varies and can last between several months or a few years, depending on age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is.

do I still need dental checkups every six months?

Yes! Your dentist will work closely with us to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while you have braces.

How do I schedule my next appointment?

Call one of our convenient orthodontic offices in Pike Creek, Fairfax, or Dover, or request an appointment online!

Patient Reviews

“Erica R. is the most amazing assistant you could have at alpine and Rafetto! She goes above and beyond for her patients. She does everything she can to make you comfortable and is just a wonderful person to be around!”

Jaida K

“This practice has been very patient with me. They have done a good job holding accountable for my home care and flexible with my schedules. They have been top notch during the pandemic. I recommend enthusiastically. The music is a bonus distraction”

Rodney C.

“My entire family has been treated at Alpine and Rafetto over the past 16 years. We have always been treated wonderfully and truly appreciate the service and attention to detail they strive for at each visit. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. Thank you!”

Scott B.

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