Our story began in 1971 with Dr. A. Dean Alpine starting his practice, Alpine Orthodontics. The office was located at the now known Sports Medicine/Limestone Medical building. Dr. Alpine became very well known for his skill, the beautiful smiles he created and the many contributions he made to the community and local schools. n 1983 the practice moved to our current location at 4901 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware.
In 1990, Dr. Ray S. Rafetto joined the practice and the name was changed to Alpine and Rafetto Orthodontics. Dr. Rafetto practiced the philosophies and skill techniques, in addition to introducing the "fun factor" and "beach" atmosphere, while maintaining the reputation of the "Best Orthodontic Practice" as recognized by the "People's Choice Awards".
After Dr. Alpine's retirement in 2003, Dr. Mark R. Fiss joined the team of Alpine & Rafetto. Dr. Fiss, a local native to Delaware, added the next generation to the practice maintaining the same philosophies. His energy, attention to detail and "never forget a face or name", was welcomed by the practice and the community.
When our young patients come back to our practice as adults and bring their spouses and children, it is the highest compliment we could receive. We are very proud and get very excited to see familiar faces, and rekindle our friendships while creating Beautiful Smiles with Exception Care.
Just about anyone that you meet, will tell you that Alpine & Rafetto Orthdontics "did my braces". What an awesome legacy for our practice and the main reason we love what we do.