Dr Rosemary Kher

DDS Orthodontist - 8708 Justice Ave Elmhurst NY

Our Mission

The goal is to provide the highest quailty treatment to patients of all ages in a gentle, caring manner, and in a boutique setting specializing only in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

As a local from Queens NY, Dr Kher went to Barnard College (affiliated with Columbia University) and was elected into the honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. She, thereafter, attended Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where she earned her DDS degree and was elected into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr Kher then completed her specialty training in orthodontics at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She is currently an Orthodontic Attending at the dental department in Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center , and has been teaching dental residents there for over eight years. Dr Kher is particularly involved in cases that need orthognathic surgery as well as braces. While in private practice, she actively went the extra step of becoming Board Certified in her specialty, a distinction not held by all practicing orthodontists today.

Professional Affiliations - ADA, AAO, NYSDA, Queens County Dental Society, Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics

Treatment Type


Traditional/Metal Braces

    • Most common type for children and adolescents
    • Can choose different colored elastics

Clear/Ceramic Braces

    • Much less visible than traditional braces
    • Popular option with older teens and adults who have cosmetic concerns
    • Stain resistant


    • Most common type for children and adolescents
    • Can choose different colored elastics

Early Treatment for Dentofacial Orthopedics (Phase I)

    • Fixed or removable appliance used in growing children to help balance the face and jaws

Palatal Expander (RPE))

    • Expansion appliance that increases width of upper jaw to create space for permanent
    teeth or correct posterior cross-bites
    • If not corrected early, skeletal asymmetries will become permanent, and may require orthognathic surgery


    • Used when underbite present in growing child where lower jaw ahead of upper jaw
    • Helps maximize growth of upper jaw to prevent orthognathic surgery later to correct jaw discrepancy
    • Usually combined with palatal expander appliance (RPE)


    • Used when overbite present in growing child, with upper jaw more forward than lower jaw


    • Stabilize teeth in their new, correct positions after braces treatment
    • Limit changes in tooth position
    • Can be removable or permanent
    • Removable ones can be made of acrylic with metal or clear plastic
    • Permanent ones placed behind teeth
    • Wearing retainers as prescribed is important to prevent relapse



87-08 Justice Avenue, Suite 1G
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(nearby Fay Da Bakery and Broadway)

Mass Transit:
By Subway: M, R at Grand Ave station
By Bus: Q53, Q58, Q59, Q60