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Please reach out and contact the Straight Smiles Orthodontics team with any questions or concerns and to take the first step in your smile transformation.
We proudly serve patients of all ages from Shelby Township, Novi, Rochester Hills, and the surrounding areas, so come in for your first free consultation with Dr. Rafaill.
Your Trusted Orthodontist in Oakland & Macomb County
As an orthodontist, Dr. Nicholas Rafaill spends his days helping people change their lives. Growing up, Dr. Rafaill admired his father, a local orthodontist who practiced for more than 40 years.
Initially attracted to the art and science aspect of orthodontics, Dr. Rafaill knew he wanted to be an orthodontist when he saw the transformation his father was able to bring to people’s lives.
Dr. Rafaill earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Dental School at the University of Minnesota.
He went on to complete a fellowship in temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) before studying orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester.
Each year, Dr. Rafaill completes hours of continuing orthodontic education.
By remaining current on emerging technologies and treatments, he ensures access to the best care options in Shelby Township, Novi, and Rochester Hills.
Shelby Township, Novi, & Rochester Hills Braces
Braces from Straight Smiles Orthodontics in Shelby Township, Novi, and Rochester Hills are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues.
Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning they are a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools Dr. Rafaill uses to straighten smiles.
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 Dr. Rafaill.
Shelby Township, Novi, & Rochester Hills Invisalign
Invisalign is incredibly popular at our offices in Shelby Township, Novi, and Rochester Hills and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of comfortable plastic 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 one to two weeks as directed by Dr. Rafaill.
The Invisalign system can only work if you follow the guidelines from Dr. Rafaill. You’ll wear your aligners 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If you neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to your treatment.
Invisalign is effective for correcting the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Rafaill at Straight Smiles Orthodontics in Shelby Township, Novi, or Rochester Hills will allow us to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Braces & Invisalign: Find the Treatment for You
Dr. Rafaill has years of experience creating customized treatment plans for patients of all ages.
When you visit our office in Shelby Township, Novi, or Rochester Hills for a free consultation, our 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 Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
To learn more about orthodontic treatment in Shelby Township, Novi, or Rochester Hills orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Straight Smiles Orthodontics.