Braces & Invisalign | Shelby Township, Novi, & Rochester Hills
Your Smile, Your Way
For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you'll feel more self-confident. But we want you to feel comfortable during your treatment, too!
You and your family can find the latest braces options at Straight Smiles Orthodontics to make your smile transformation fast and affordable to meet your unique goals.
Imagine a braces treatment that doesn't use wires or metal brackets, a treatment that is virtually pain-free and doesn't require you to change your current lifestyle.
With Invisalign and ClearCorrect aligners, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces.
There are no wires or brackets—just clear, convenient comfort that gives you every reason to smile.
These invisible braces are the clear and simple way to straighten your teeth so you can confidently show off your smile! Invisalign is a clear and simple choice for patients of all ages.
Orthodontic treatment no longer means having a mouth full of unsightly metal wires and brackets. Clarity ceramic braces give you an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces.
Clarity braces are clear, small in size, and customized to fit your teeth and mouth.
Clarity braces are safe and effective and are a great option for patients of all ages around Shelby Township, Novi, and Rochester Hills.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials, so they're less visible on your teeth than metal braces. We mainly use ceramic braces on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
While they are visually less prominent, they require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than lower ones.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type and are more comfortable today than ever. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires.
With metal braces, you can add colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Do you get drowsy quickly without any explanation? Have you started snoring loudly or waking up breathless in the middle of the night for no reason?
If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a condition known as sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and can be a severe condition. You can control sleep apnea by working with a sleep specialist who can prescribe safe and effective treatments.
Temporomandibular disorder is a condition where the joints in your jaw become sore and movement is restricted.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic face and neck pains as well as recurring headaches.
These can all be signs of a TMD/TMJ condition that may require treatment. Dr. Rafaill can help.
All About Mouthguards
Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential when you have braces. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury.
The American Association of Orthodontists and Dr. Rafaill recommend wearing a mouthguard if you participate in any contact sport.
Sports-related injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries incurred by athletes. We aim to help minimize your chances of a sports-related injury to your smile. Ask your doctor about mouthguards at your next appointment — GO, TEAM!
Aside from the obvious benefits of orthodontic treatment, like increased confidence and ease of hygiene, another benefit is not so obvious: improved jaw function.
If your child has an overbite, simple treatment with braces will not correct the problem. We use the Herbst appliance in conjunction with braces to help the lower jaw develop in a forward direction, leading to an ideal bite.
Left untreated, an improper bite may threaten the long-term health of your child's teeth, gums, and jaw.
A Herbst appliance is fixed to your child's molars. It includes a metal tube that connects the upper and lower jaw.
By adjusting the tube, Dr. Rafaill can control the jaw's position in relation to the upper teeth.
Typical treatment time with a Herbst appliance is 12 months, though this will vary depending on your child's unique needs.