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Retainers near Flushing, NY

retainers near flushing nyEnsure Your Lifelong Beautiful Smile

There will come a day when you or your child will hear “Congratulations, your braces are coming off today!” To keep that fabulous smile, though, it will require wearing a retainer to keep your teeth in their new positions. Retainers near Flushing, NY are custom-made oral appliances often used to maintain the alignment of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. As you age, your teeth tend to shift and the retainer ensures that your teeth remain in correct alignment for optimal oral health, functionality, and appearance.

Avenue Orthodontics provides two sets of retainers upon completion of your orthodontic treatment. We also see non-patients for retainers and are proud to offer high-quality retainers, which we make in-house. 

Three Types of Retainers

There are three main types of retainers available. Our orthodontists will help you determine whether you need a retainer after your orthodontic treatment, and which one will work best for you.

Hawley Retainers – Consist of wires and clasps embedded in a plastic body that covers the roof of your mouth (for the upper arch) or lies along the tongue-side of your teeth (for the lower arch). The clasps fit around certain teeth to anchor the retainer in place, while the wire arches across the front of your teeth to maintain their alignment.

Clear Retainers – Made of clear plastic and fit snugly over your teeth. A clear retainer is usually more discreet than a Hawley retainer, although it may not be as durable.

Fixed Retainers – Also called bonded or permanent retainers, fixed retainers are permanently attached to the backside of your front teeth. They prevent your teeth from shifting out of place and can only be removed by a dental professional.

Wearing Your Retainer

It is incredibly important to keep up with your retainer schedule, whether it is wearing it day and night, only at night, or a few nights per week. During the first few months after braces are removed, there’s a high chance that your teeth will slip back toward their old positions if the retainer is not worn full-time. Without a retainer, your teeth will always move and shift. If you don’t follow your retainer schedule, you risk needing braces a second time – and no one wants to go through the time, effort, and cost to do that again. Take care of your new smile – you earned it!

Learn More About Retainers near Flushing, NY Today

To experience our 5-star-rated orthodontic care, schedule your or your child’s complimentary New Patient Smile Assessment today by calling 516-484-0234 to reach our Roslyn office, 718-767-8400 to reach our Whitestone office, or by clicking here. Your appointment includes:

  • A Discussion of Your Goals
  • In-Depth Exam & Images
  • Personalized Treatment Plan
  • A $450 value, compliments of Avenue Orthodontics

During your or your child’s new patient appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

As one of the premier orthodontic practices near Flushing, NY, our orthodontist and team at Avenue Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Roslyn, Whitestone, Port Washington, Manhasset (Plandome), East Hills, College Point, Little Neck (Douglaston), Bayside, Westbury & Great Neck, NY & the surrounding areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Orthodontists in Roslyn & Whitestone, NY

“As a parent, I am beyond pleased with your professionalism (from front desk to follow-up care)… and my kids are happy too! When your kids say, ‘I’m glad we chose them,’ that speaks VOLUMES!

- Caterina T.

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“From the minute you walk through the door, you feel welcomed. Everyone you encounter is nicer than the first. Drs. Eleni and Abraham are not only professional, but warm, kind people. The atmosphere is always cheerful, and puts the patients at ease. I would very highly recommend visiting them for your orthodontics.

- Laurie B.

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“Dr. Grauer is extremely knowledgeable, kind and explains everything to the patient and parent/s. Everyone who works there is warm and accommodating. The office is well run and very efficient. We have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Grauer and his team and couldn’t be happier with our daughter’s smile!

- Ba-Nhi S.

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“My daughter said to me yesterday "thank you mommy" and I said for what? She said for bringing me to this dentist. She is very difficult and I was worried having to get an expander for her. But as it turns out Avenue Orthodontics is AMAZING!! I thank them for making this process with my daughter easy and my girl is so happy.”

- Michelle A.

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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of our practices. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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what to expect on your first appointment

What To Expect On Your First Visit

You are invited to have a no-pressure consultation to discuss your goals and have all your questions answered.


Discuss Your Goals With Our World-Class Doctors

In-Depth Examination With Digital X-Rays

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Whitestone Office
150-33 14th Avenue, Suite 100
Whitestone, NY 11357

Phone: 718-767-8400

Monday – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Available For Calls Only)
Tuesday – 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday – 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (2 Saturdays per Month)
Sunday - Closed

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Roslyn Office
1044 Northern Boulevard, Suite #301
Roslyn, NY 11576

Phone: 516-484-0234

Monday – 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday – 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (1 Saturday per Month)
Sunday - Closed

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