General Dentists located in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, NY


Do you want straighter teeth for a while but hesitate to commit to the brackets and dietary restrictions of braces? If so, look to Alvarez Smile Design in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, for Invisalign®. Bradley Alvarez, DMD, and his team offer this clear aligner system to discreetly and comfortably give you the beautiful smile you want. To learn more about this remarkable orthodontic system, call the New York City office today or book an Invisalign consultation online.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic system of clear aligners that can straighten teeth like traditional braces without metal wires and brackets. It consists of clear, customized aligner trays that gently shift your teeth into your ideal alignment.

The aligners are made of ultra-thin, BPA-free plastic and are much more comfortable and discreet than braces. This makes them ideal if you want to straighten your teeth without drastically changing your appearance in the meantime.

What are Invisalign’s primary benefits?

Beyond just being a very effective orthodontic solution, Invisalign can benefit you in many other ways, such as:


Compared with traditional braces, your Invisalign treatment process will typically require fewer in-person appointments and potentially a shorter treatment duration.


The clear aligners are very discreet, so you don’t have to worry about upcoming events or pictures.


Metal brackets and wires can irritate the inside of your mouth. Invisalign’s smooth trays are much easier to adjust to and can make your whole process more comfortable.


Because you can remove the trays to eat and drink, you don’t have to avoid your favorite foods. Simply plan to wear the trays for 20-22 hours a day and remove them for meals. Brushing and flossing before replacing the trays will keep your smile brighter and healthier.

What will my Invisalign process look like?

You’ll have an initial consultation with the Alvarez Smile Design team, where they can perform a thorough dental examination and take necessary X-rays and scans of your teeth. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, they will start your process and order your first trays.

You can expect your trays to arrive within a week or two, and you’ll wear them most of the time. It might take a bit to adjust to having them in your mouth, and each new set of trays in the series will feel “tight” at first. As your teeth move gradually into position, you’ll find the process more and more comfortable.

The team at Alvarez Smile Design is happy to answer any questions you may have and can give you helpful advice along the way to ensure your ideal smile. To learn more about the Invisalign process and schedule your consultation, contact the office today or book an appointment online.