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Smilelove vs. Invisalign

Invisalign is the most popular option to treat underbites, crooked teeth, overbites, and other orthodontic issues. Invisalign is an excellent and effective alternative to metal braces, brackets and wires.

How do Smilelove clear aligners compare to Invisalign?

In recent years, new teledentistry companies such as SmileLove have popped up on the radar of potential patients.

The teledentistry industry has confused patients who are used to receiving all of their orthodontic treatments in person and now have a remote treatment option. Continue reading to find out which option is best for you! 


Smilelove is a popular teledentistry company that offers remote teeth straightening treatment. The way it works is similar to other teledentistry companies. An impression kit is sent directly to your home with directions on how to take your teeth molds. During this process, you have nobody to help you or answer your questions. 

You are instructed to mail your teeth molds to the company so a team of doctors can create custom-made teeth straightening plans with clear aligners. You will also receive a digital creation of how your smile will look after your Smilelove treatment has been completed.

During your treatment process, you are encouraged to follow precise instructions provided to you by the SmileLove remote doctors. You will not be instructed to visit an orthodontist for an in-office visit during your treatment. Once your treatment has been completed you will receive a complimentary set of retainers to help maintain your perfect smile as well as a premium whitening kit.

Pros of Smilelove Teeth Straightening Treatment

  •  Doesn’t interrupt your daily schedule
  •  No orthodontic office visits
  •  Treatment in the comfort of your own home

Cons of Smilelove Teeth Straightening Treatment

  •  Can’t ask questions in-person to an orthodontist
  •  Hidden oral issues not detected when taking the molds can cause unforeseen pain during treatment
  •  No orthodontist to contact in case of an emergency due to extreme pain or infection caused by treatment


Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation at your local orthodontist office. Your doctor will examine your teeth and discuss your personalized treatment plan.

During your visit with the orthodontist, you will have the opportunity to ask as many questions related to your Invisalign treatment as you like. The doctor will map out a customized treatment plan and provide you with a precise digital scan so you can see the results before you even begin treatment. 

Once you approve of your overall complete look the orthodontist will customize your treatment plan and create your clear aligners. You will be able to insert and remove your aligners in the comfort of your own home while at the same time having easy access to your orthodontist in case of emergencies.

Pros of Invisalign Teeth Straightening Treatment

  • Access to an in-person orthodontist
  • Opportunity to ask as many questions as you like regarding your treatment
  •  Guidance throughout your Invisalign treatment
  •  A place to go during an emergency

 Cons of Using Invisalign Teeth Straightening Treatment

  • Finding time in your schedule to visit the orthodontist office
  • Locating an orthodontist office that is close to your home or office 

The main difference between SmileLove and Invisalign is access to a licensed orthodontist that you can visit in person. Many patients are eager to get their teeth straightened and often choose teledentistry to provide their treatment due to their convenience. However, during treatment unforeseen issues can appear which can cause serious pain and oral issues that need to be treated by a professional.

Invisalign provides clear aligners and customized treatment while still providing patients with the opportunity to see an orthodontist face-to-face, ask questions and seek emergency attention if needed.

Save up to $1,000 on Invisalign orthodontic treatments in NYC.
We accept insurance, financing, HSA, and FSA.


Straightening your teeth to improve your smile and overall oral health should not be taken lightly. If you need help deciding which option is best for you, consult with an experienced and licensed orthodontist like Dr. Jacquie Smiles.

Schedule your no-obligation consultation today by calling 212-972-3522 or fill out the contact form to receive additional information. Our orthodontic office is conveniently located near Midtown at 30 East 40th St @ Park Avenue New York, NY 10016.