Visit Our Orthodontic Office in Shelby Township
At Straight Smiles Orthodontics, we believe your orthodontic office should be modern, clean, and conveniently located.
Trusted Orthodontics in Shelby Township
We proudly serve patients of all ages from Shelby Township, Novi, Rochester Hills, and the surrounding communities around Macomb and Oakland county.
Straight Smiles Orthodontics
49050 Schoenherr Rd., #400
Shelby Township, MI 48315-3848
(NE corner of 22 Mile & Schoenherr)
Our Shelby Township orthodontic clinic was designed to make you feel at home. Enjoy our comfortable waiting area, where we offer complimentary Wi-Fi and beverages.
At Straight Smiles Orthodontics, we utilize state-of-the-art digital records, above-standard sterilization techniques, and comfortable treatment chairs.
We have three offices to serve Macomb and Oakland counties better. With offices in Shelby Township, Novi, and Rochester Hills, great orthodontic care is only a few minutes from your home, work, or school. You’ll find us at the northeast corner of 22 Mile and Schoenherr Road.
Excellent Doctor & Team
"All three of my children wore braces from Dr. Rafaill, and their teeth turned out beautiful! Dr. Rafaill is an excellent orthodontist, and the entire office team is very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend Straight Smiles Orthodontics."
— Nichole N.
Caring, Fun, & Professional
"My three children have all had their orthodontic care at Straight Smiles Orthodontics. They all have BEAUTIFUL smiles since their braces were removed. The team that runs the office is superb! The office is super clean, fun, and professional on each visit. Dr. Rafaill is a great orthodontist who cares for each patient's progress and ensures the results are perfect. "
— Lisa G.
Dr. Nicholas Rafaill
"Being an orthodontist means helping people live healthier, happier lives.
Straightening an individual's teeth creates a great smile.
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.”
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Macomb Dental Association
- Michigan Association of Orthodontists
- Premier Invisalign® Certified Provider
- Premier ClearCorect™ 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.
Your Trusted Orthodontist in Shelby Township
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 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 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.
Shelby Township 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 or orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Straight Smiles Orthodontics.