Surgical Orthodontics

Orthognathic surgery in conjunction with orthodontics can be extremely valuable when treating significant problems, such as severe overbite, underbite, openbite, and other jaw and facial problems. Dr. Rosenberg was a pioneer in developing this treatment in Northern Virginia. Over the years, he has established close relationships with several excellent surgeons in the area, as well as the Department of Oral Surgery at Bethesda Medical Center, a large benefit for our many military families. Although surgery "sounds" like a difficult solution, in some cases it may be the only option for achieving an ideal result with beautiful facial balance. Most problems are orthopedic in nature. For example, a severe upper protrusion (overbite) is almost always the result of a normal upper jaw, but a small lower jaw. Like having one leg shorter than the other. By surgically advancing the lower jaw, we can achieve amazing improvements in facial balance. Because of the orthopedic etiology, surgery maybe covered under your medical insurance. And, since almost all surgeries are performed inside the mouth, there are no visible scars and healing time is usually very fast.

We will be happy to assist you with decisions, treatment options, as well as insurances.

Dr. Rosenberg is a professor of orthodontics at the Washington Hospital Center Department of Orthodontics and Oral Surgery. Because of that, he is closely involved in teaching surgical orthodontics. Washington Hospital Center is also affiliated with nearby Children’s Hospital National Medical Center Department of Pediatrics. We see many cleft palate cases and other congenital facial abnormalities.