Expert Sterling Heights Orthodontics

Straight Smiles Orthodontics
49050 Schoenherr Rd., #400
Shelby Township, MI 48315-3848

(NE corner of 22 Mile & Schoenherr)

(586) 884-0795

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

Meet Your Sterling Heights Orthodontist

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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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Orthodontics for Patients of All Ages

Orthodontic care is beneficial at any age, providing tailored treatment options to suit children, teens, and adults. At Straight Smiles Orthodontics, we offer specialized orthodontic solutions for every member of your family.

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Orthodontics for Children

Starting orthodontic treatment early can help guide the growth and development of a child’s jaw and teeth. Early intervention can address issues like crowding, spacing, and bite problems before they become more severe. Beginning treatment at a young age can simplify future treatments and set the stage for a lifetime of healthy, aligned teeth. Parents can feel reassured knowing that early orthodontic care can prevent more serious issues down the line and promote optimal oral health.

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Orthodontics for Teens

The teenage years are an ideal time for orthodontic treatment, as the jaw and teeth are still developing. At Straight Smiles Orthodontics, we understand the busy lifestyles of teenagers and offer flexible treatment options to fit their schedules. Whether participating in sports, band, or other extracurricular activities, our treatments, including traditional braces and clear aligners, can be adapted to meet the needs of active teens. Achieving a straight smile during these formative years can boost confidence and self-esteem, providing long-lasting benefits.

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Orthodontics for Adults

It's never too late to achieve the smile you deserve. Today, roughly 20 percent of orthodontic patients are adults. At Straight Smiles Orthodontics, we offer discreet treatment options such as clear aligners and ceramic braces, allowing adults to straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance of traditional braces. Orthodontic treatment can correct long-standing dental issues, improve oral health, and enhance your overall appearance. Investing in your smile can boost your confidence both personally and professionally, making it a worthwhile endeavor at any age.

Take the First Step Toward a Beautiful Smile

Ready to transform your smile? Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. As your Sterling Heights orthodontist, we are here to provide you with personalized, expert orthodontic care. Start your journey to a healthier, more confident smile now!