Invisalign Specialist

High Line Dentistry

Tema Starkman, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Chelsea, New York, NY

Invisalign® is the latest and most comfortable form of orthodontic treatment. It allows you to straighten your teeth without unsightly wires. At High Line Dentistry, you can meet with Tema Starkman, DDS, who personalizes your Invisalign care plan and helps you achieve the smile of your dreams. You can conveniently book your free Invisalign consultation at this Chelsea, New York, dental clinic, located in Lower Manhattan, either online or over the phone.


What does Invisalign do?

Invisalign® is a personalized orthodontic treatment package that involves wearing clear aligners to straighten your teeth. The outcome is the same as traditional wire-and-bracket braces, except no one can tell you’re wearing braces with Invisalign.

During your Invisalign care plan, you wear your customized trays for at least 20-22 hours each day. You should only remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Every week or two, you switch to the next set of aligners. With each new set of Invisalign trays you wear, your teeth continue to shift into proper alignment day by day.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment packages from High Line Dentistry are individually designed for both teens and adults. This groundbreaking orthodontic treatment is right for you if you have a less-than-perfect smile that includes:

  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crowding
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth

If you have more complex issues, Dr. Starkman may need to attach tooth-colored bonding “buttons” — known as SmartForce® attachments — to several of your teeth, just to help the aligners better grab your teeth for superior shifting.

These attachments also help the aligners better stay in place, especially while talking and sleeping. The best way to find out if Invisalign is truly right for you, even if you have complex concerns, is to schedule a free consultation at High Line Dentistry.

How long does Invisalign take to work?

In most cases, Dr. Starkman finds that it takes about 12-18 months to achieve optimal results. With each passing week, you’ll notice a visibly straighter smile. For optimal success and the fastest results possible with your Invisalign aligners, it’s important to wear your trays as recommended every day.

Once you achieve your smile goals, Dr. Starkman often suggests wearing retainers occasionally to help your teeth stay in place. Many of the retainer options offered at High Line Dentistry are clear and virtually undetectable, so you can confidently wear them throughout the day or as needed.  

Find out if Invisalign is right for you by booking a consultation at High Line Dentistry today. Click the online scheduler or call to book.