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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 people notice. 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, smiling, with nary a thought to how their teeth appear. They know their smile looks incredible.

It also improves their dental health, as it's easier for the person to brush and floss properly. Correcting malocclusions also means the person's bite is good, which relieves stress on their jaw and facial muscles.

My father was an orthodontist who practiced in this area for more than 40 years. I loved visiting him and working in his practice during high school, being drawn to the science and art required to create smiles.

But I was attracted mainly by his ability to change people's lives for the better truly. I cannot imagine a more rewarding profession.”


"I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Dental School at the University of Minnesota. I then completed a Fellowship in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) before studying Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester.

Each year I complete many hours of continuing orthodontic education. By remaining current on emerging technologies and treatments, I ensure my patients access to the best care options.”

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Macomb Dental Association
  • Michigan Association of Orthodontists
  • Premier Invisalign® Certified Provider
  • World Federation of Orthodontists

I’m honored to have been voted the TOP ORTHODONTIST by general dentists in our area in Hour Detroit Magazine.