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Orthodontics in NYC

Get a proper bite and a perfect smile.

Meet Our Orthodontist

Dr. Susan Baloul is a dual-trained orthodontist and periodontist from Boston. Dr. Baloul earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry cum laude from the University of Oklahoma; her D.M.D., M.S., and CAGS in Periodontology from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; her Doctorate of Science in Dentistry, and CAGS in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine; and her Executive MBA from Hult International Business School.

Dr. Baloul is a Dual Board Certified Specialist; a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, meaning she has made significant achievements and certifications beyond the mandatory educational requirements of her specialties. She taught as a Clinical Instructor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and has lectured nationally and internationally and will be adding teen and adult orthodontic services to our practice.

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Find the Right Orthodontic Treatment for You

Orthodontics addresses irregularities of the teeth, such as poor alignment, occlusion, overbite, and overcrowding. It’s not just for aesthetics — orthodontics makes sure you have a proper bite, allowing you to chew and speak properly.

An orthodontic treatment applies continuous pressure on your teeth, which causes them to move and align perfectly. Our orthodontists in the Upper East Side will determine the right orthodontic treatment for your situation, considering your preferences.

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Braces vs. Invisalign: What’s the Difference?

The most common question that our NYC orthodontists get is: what’s the difference between braces and Invisalign? These treatments have two fundamental differences.


  • Braces. Traditional metal braces are visible and noticeable. They’re made of metal brackets attached to the teeth, with an archwire running across each bracket. You can get brackets that closely match the color of the teeth’s enamel, but they are still conspicuous.
  • Invisalign. In contrast, Invisalign is designed to be unnoticeable. The aligners are made of clear polyurethane, so they hardly change the appearance of your smile.


  • Braces. You cannot remove metal braces from your teeth. The brackets and wires are attached to the teeth 24 hours a day. And you’ll wear them for about 18 months to 3 years to get the desired results.
  • Invisalign. The clear aligners are completely removable, and you’ll wear them from 6 to 18 months. However, for the treatment to be successful, you have to wear them for at least 22 hours a day or as directed by our orthodontist.

Both braces and Invisalign are excellent choices for orthodontic treatments. Our Manhattan dentists will help you determine the right one for you.

What is InBrace?

InBrace is teeth straightening on autopilot with a personalized Smartwire™ hidden behind your teeth that gently perfects your smile. The revolutionary Smartwire effortlessly aligns your teeth according to your personalized treatment plan. This is a revolutionizing orthodontic technology, transforming not only how teeth are straightened but the entire patient experience.

Go ahead-sip that coffee, kiss that cutie. With InBrace, you can eat, drink, brush, floss, and carry on as usual while in treatment. No visible wires. No trays. No painful monthly tightenings or tray changes. Just WOW.


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Get in Touch with Our Orthodontists in NYC

We’ll answer your questions about treatments, fees, and the options that are ideal for your situation. Fill out the form or call us at (212) 734-6111 today.


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    Choose New York’s Trusted Orthodontists

    A Haven for Patients

    Our facility goes above and beyond the safety protocols set by the American Dental Association to create the safest place possible for our orthodontic patients in NYC. We have elevated infection control measures to ensure the security of our patients.

    Clear Aligners Are Made In-House

    To deliver fast services and ensure precision, JBL NYC manufactures the clear aligners in our on-site Dental Lab. In addition, our team uses digital dental techniques to generate a customized orthodontic treatment plan for you.

    All-Around Oral Health

    Our dental team advocates for oral health at all levels. Apart from improving your smile, we orient you on how to maintain your oral health. You’ll be attended by highly trained dental professionals who are committed to patient care at the highest level.

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