Mechanicsburg Braces & Aligner Experts
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Our Alba Orthodontic team is ready to talk with you about any questions or concerns, so please contact us. If it’s after office hours, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible, and at least by the next business day.
Your first appointment is always free, so come in for your free consultation with Dr. Jeff and Dr. Fred.
Mechanicsburg Orthodontic Office
Our office is right off Route 15 and the turnpike making it convenient wherever you're driving from. We're located along the Cumberland Parkway between Sheetz and the Giant Grocery Store.
Your Trusted Mechanicsburg Orthodontists
Dr. Fred Alba established his orthodontic practice in Mechanicsburg over 25 years ago and has been creating beautiful smiles ever since. He received his undergraduate degree in biology and his dental degree (DMD) at the University of Pennsylvania.
After dental school, he entered the US Navy and completed a general practice residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital, where he gained advanced knowledge in several areas of dentistry. After developing a special interest in orthodontics, he completed his certificate in the Specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo.
He is board-certified and a member of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction held by only a small number of orthodontists.
Dr. Jeff Alba grew up here in Mechanicsburg and is a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh prior to completing his DMD degree at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.
He continued his training at Temple where he earned a certificate in the Specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics as well as a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.
Dr. Jeff is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and he also serves on the executive board of the Harrisburg Area Dental Society.
Braces in Mechanicsburg are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues, and have come a long way in recent years to be more comfortable and efficient than ever before.
Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, your overall treatment time in braces may be slightly reduced. Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Mechanicsburg braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Mechanicsburg Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Mechanicsburg and are our top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, clear aligners use a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Clear aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every 1-2 weeks as directed by Dr. Jeff or Dr. Fred.
Clear aligners can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
A free consultation with Dr. Jeff Alba and Dr. Fred Alba at Alba Orthodontics in Mechanicsburg will allow us to determine your eligibility for clear aligners, but they tend to be appropriate for all but the most severe orthodontic cases.
Mechanicsburg Braces & Clear Aligners: Find the Treatment for You
Dr. Jeff Alba and Dr. Fred Alba have lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our office in Mechanicsburg for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.
Using these as the basis for braces or clear aligner treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
To learn more about Mechanicsburg orthodontics and the customized treatments available to you, look below to schedule your free consultation with Alba Orthodontics.