Trusted Mechanicsburg Orthodontics
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Mechanicsburg and the surrounding areas.
116 Cumberland Pkwy
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Your Mechanicsburg Orthodontist
Dr. Fred Alba established his orthodontic practice in Mechanicsburg over 25 years ago and has been creating beautiful smiles ever since.
Dr. Alba received his undergraduate degree in biology and his dental degree (DMD) at the University of Pennsylvania.
Following 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.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached 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 if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Mechanicsburg braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making City braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, Mechanicsburg Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system 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.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Alba Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Mechanicsburg Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Mechanicsburg orthodontics office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.
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