Smile and the world smiles back at you


High Line Smile Design is a boutique orthodontics practice in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. We do more than just straighten teeth, we specialize in creating gorgeous smiles to last a lifetime with expert gentleness, honesty, and attention to detail. Whether you are meeting someone for the first time or laughing unabashedly with a loved one, nothing feels as good as smiling with freedom and confidence.

At High Line Smile Design, we understand that each person’s own best smile only starts with well-aligned teeth. Your teeth live inside your jaw bones and gums, which live inside your lips and face, which are all part of you–it’s all connected and relevant. And let’s not forget that your teeth aren’t just there to look pretty, they have to function too! A healthy bite preserves your pearly whites and is just as important to the smile that builds bridges, opens doors, and melts hearts.

Orthodontics practiced at its peak is a science and an art. Orthodontists, as health care providers AND smile designers extraordinaire, consider the whole package when advising you on how to do you when it comes to your smile.

Meet Dr. Pompei

Renée C. Pompei, DDS is a Board Certified Orthodontist who loves her profession and the potential orthodontic treatment has to changes lives. She has tremendous respect for the time and investment you are making in your health and well-being when you seek orthodontic treatment. She promises to be sensitive to your individual needs and concerns.

Meet Dr. Pompei

Our Values

The High Line Smile Design motto is simple: “The patient is our priority.” Everything we do is to elevate our patients’ experiences so that we are the highlights of their days. We aim to treat our patients the way we would want to be treated. You should expect:

  • EXCELLENCE – treatment that is state-of-the-art and based on the highest-quality scientific evidence available
  • EMPATHY – time spent each visit catering to unique needs and concerns, not churning patients through an assembly line; always keeping in mind what treatment feels like from the patient’s perspective
  • EFFICIENCY – minimal wait time at routine appointments and treatment that is completed on schedule or before promised
  • ETHICS – only recommendations and actions that have the patient’s best interest at heart
  • ENVIRONMENT – an office that is clean, inviting, modern; run by a professional, friendly, and skilled staff; operations that show respect for our planet

Why Choose Us?


Convenience: We have evening hours that allow you to come after the school and work day and are available on select weekends too! We’re close to many transit lines in a bustling part of New York City.


We Listen: This is YOUR journey (or your child’s journey) to a better smile and bite. Our job is to advise you of options and pros and cons of each, but you’re the boss!


One Doctor, One Specialty: Dr. Pompei is the only doctor you will see and she only practices orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics; it’s what she does best.


Flexible Financing: We work with you to make your orthodontic treatment of choice fit within your budget with flexible down payments and payment plans. We also will do our best to maximize your insurance benefits.


We Fit Your Lifestyle: Are you traditional and low-maintenance? Do you want to straighten your teeth with something removable? Looking for something completely invisible? Are you a road warrior who can’t come to appointments frequently? Not sure what you want? We have options for you!


No Pressure: Orthodontic treatment is only successful when it’s a partnership between the patient and the orthodontist. We’re here to help you make an informed decision about your oral health without any pressure.

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