Meet Your Farmington Hills Orthodontist

At Straight Smiles Orthodontics, our dedicated team of experts provides top-notch orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Our experienced orthodontists are committed to creating beautiful, healthy smiles through personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs. We combine advanced technology with a friendly and welcoming environment to ensure every patient receives exceptional care.

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Dr. Nicholas Rafaill

"As an orthodontist, I spend my days helping remarkable people change their lives. A person’s smile says so much about them and is often the first thing noticed. When someone is ashamed of their crooked teeth, they hide their smile and are often afraid to make eye contact. But when they have a beautiful smile, that person is confident and secure in social situations. They actively engage with others, talking and laughing, and yes, smiling, with nary a thought to how their teeth appear. They know their smile looks incredible."

-Dr. Nicholas Rafaill

Dr. Thomas Rafaill

Dr. Tom Rafaill was born in Rochester NY, during Dr. Nick’s orthodontic residency—his father—sparking his love for orthodontics. From a young age, he shadowed his father and grandfather in their orthodontic practices, where he learned the secrets to success in orthodontics.

Growing up in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, Dr. Tom went to Grosse Pointe North High School and was accepted into The University of Detroit Mercy’s accelerated seven-year dental program. After completing his undergraduate Bachelor's degree in Biology (after only three years!) he attended The University of Detroit Mercy Dental School, where he graduated summa cum laude with his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2021.

Immediately after completion of his dental degree, he pursued his passion in orthodontics at The University of Rochester Eastman. This accelerated, two-year residency in orthodontics has been regarded as the top orthodontic program in the nation for decades.


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Trusted Farmington Hills Orthodontics

Straight Smiles Orthodontics
39525 W. 14 Mile Rd., Ste. 202
Novi, MI 48377

(248) 926-0601

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM — 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM — 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM — 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM, every other Friday
Saturday: 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

The Role of a Farmington Hills Orthodontist

Orthodontists and dentists both play crucial roles in maintaining oral health, but their areas of expertise differ significantly. Orthodontists specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities, while dentists provide general oral healthcare, including cleanings, fillings, and preventive treatments. Orthodontists undergo additional years of education focused specifically on tooth and jaw alignment, equipping them with the expertise to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. They use advanced techniques and specialized equipment designed for moving teeth and aligning jaws, which allows them to provide tailored treatment plans for each patient, including braces and clear aligners. This additional training and focus enable orthodontists to manage complex orthodontic cases that require more than routine dental care, ensuring optimal results for each patient. While dentists are essential for maintaining overall oral health and addressing immediate dental needs, orthodontists are the specialists to see when it comes to achieving a well-aligned, functional, and aesthetically pleasing smile. Seeing an orthodontist for teeth straightening procedures ensures that you receive expert care aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes for your oral health and appearance.

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The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers numerous benefits that extend beyond achieving a straighter smile. Here’s how orthodontic care can enhance various aspects of your life:

Improved Oral Health

Aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Enhanced Aesthetics

A straight, beautiful smile boosts self-confidence and overall appearance.

Better Functionality

Correcting bite issues improves chewing and speaking abilities.

Jaw Health

Aligning teeth and jaws can alleviate strain and prevent TMJ disorders.

Long-term Savings

Early prevention and correction of dental issues can save on future dental treatments.

Social and Professional Success

A confident smile enhances personal interactions and professional image.

Begin Your Smile Transformation Today

Don’t wait to achieve the smile you've always dreamed of. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation with our expert team. As your Farmington Hills orthodontist, we are dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive orthodontic care tailored to your needs. Take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile today!