Retainers

Dr. Ora R. Canter, Your Orthodontist in Astoria, NY and Surrounding Areas

To help retain your bright, beautiful smile, our orthodontist recommends you use a retainer. In addition to traditional retainers, we are pleased to offer clear retainers to help you keep your smile straight. If you need an orthodontic retainer in Astoria, New York, we invite you to call our friendly team today at the office of Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter. We can schedule your next appointment with our friendly orthodontist and answer your questions about our services.
A retainer is a custom-made oral appliance often used to maintain the alignment of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. If you have finished your orthodontic treatment, such as braces, our orthodontist may recommend a retainer to keep your smile properly aligned. As you age, your teeth tend to shift; the retainer ensures that your teeth remain in correct alignment for optimal oral health, functionality, and appearance. There are three main types of retainers available:

Hawley retainers consist of wires and clasps embedded in a plastic body that covers the roof of the mouth (for the upper arch) or lies along the tongue side of the 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 the teeth to maintain their alignment.
Clear retainers are made of clear plastic and fit snugly over the 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, are permanently attached to the backside of the front teeth. This prevents the teeth from shifting out of place, and it can only be removed by your orthodontist.
Our orthodontist will help you determine whether you need a retainer after your orthodontic treatment. For more information, we welcome you to call us today!

Our award winning orthodontics team will provide you with the care you need for that everlasting smile you desire all at an affordable price. We are located on Steinway Street in Astoria , NY  and service patients in the the nearby areas of Queens, including Long Island City, Woodside, Elmhurst, Corona, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Ditmars Steinway and Middle Village as well as the 11106,11105,11104, 11102 & 11101 zip codes.

Ora Rosenfeld Canter, D.D.S