Orthodontic Specialists in Macomb
At Shining Smiles Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing top-notch orthodontic care to the Macomb community. Led by Dr. Nicholas Rafaill and Dr. Thomas Rafaill, our team is committed to creating beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and preferences.
49050 Schoenherr Rd Ste. 400
Shelby Twp, MI 48315
Expert Treatment Options
Traditional metal braces are among the most effective tools in orthodontics. Comprising metal brackets attached to the teeth, connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics, they work in unison to apply gentle pressure. This pressure gradually moves the teeth into the desired positions through regular adjustments with Dr. Rafaill at Shining Smiles Orthodontics.
Metal braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. They can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments, potentially reducing overall treatment time. Since metal braces don't require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments do, they remain a cost-effective orthodontic option. With their proven efficiency and affordability, metal braces continue to be a trusted solution for patients in Macomb seeking a straighter smile.
Clear braces, also known as Clarity braces, are a modern twist on traditional braces. They're small, clear, and custom-fitted to your teeth, making them a versatile option for patients of all ages.
These braces use ceramic materials, which blend in with your teeth, making them less noticeable than metal braces. This aesthetic appeal makes them a popular choice among older teenagers and adults who have specific cosmetic preferences.
However, clear braces aren't just about looks. They're effective, but they do require careful attention to oral hygiene. Since ceramic braces are larger and more fragile than metal ones, they need gentle care. That's why they're often used on the upper front teeth, where they can do their job without being too exposed to potential damage.
Clear Aligners are an innovative and virtually invisible solution for those seeking to straighten their teeth without the traditional brackets and wires. These aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely, providing a comfortable and convenient treatment experience. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable, allowing you to eat, brush, and floss with ease. They are designed to be worn for about 20-22 hours a day, and you'll switch to a new set of aligners every week or so. This gradual shift ensures a smooth transition to your desired smile. With clear aligners, you can achieve the perfect smile with minimal interference in your daily life.