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Http:// Winfrey guest appearance.htm  will provide you a thorough background of my work in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for weight loss/control (OJW).

I am a specialist in cosmetic orthodontics practicing in Brooklyn Heights since 1976 (


I invented OJW and have provided this service to 100 patients since 1998.

My goal is to make OJW better known to my fellow-professionals, the public-at-large and ultimately to be recognized and covered by the major insurance companies.


Cordially, Dr. Ted.


Ps: I see the Oprah Magazine (May 2008) features Oprah showing her gorgeous smile proving that "A wining smile is a priceless asset".



April 15, 2008


Re: Guest appearance on the Oprah show


Dear executive producer responsible for selecting talent/and guests for appearance on the Oprah show.


I am an orthodontist practicing in Brooklyn Height since 1976 and the inventor of  Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for weight loss/control (OJW).


I have provided the service to about one hundred patients since 1998.


What is OJW?

ORTHODONTIC JAW WIRING  refers to the entire domain of the OJW provider's responsibility  for selecting patients according to a specified criteria, providing them with informed consent so that they are aware of the risks and limitations of OJW, then wiring their jaws (see also) (see also) together by a prescribed, method, transmitting that know-how to the patient (especially if they are not able to return to your office and can not find a professional level provider) and finally, reexamining them and rewiring them periodically after examination has shown that their dentition, gingiva, and TMJ have remained healthy until the period of time that they have elected to receive OJW expires (usually about 6-9 months; representing a weight loss of  50-75 pounds) and you have removed the wiring and brackets. OJW presumes that the service is provided under the auspices of a healthcare team which includes: the patient's physician and dentist, the provider of the OJW service, a dietician, and when applicable the patient's psychologist and/or psychotherapist as well as the input of a bariatric surgeon.


I will know by June if the patent for OJW has been granted, (patent application drawings: Sheet 1  Sheet 2).


By April 7 we will begin getting some Mini-DigCam film footage of the "OJW Story" (working title).


I thought now would be a good time to let you know more about me and OJW;  as for me here is my CV.


If I were sending you a press release it would be the one you can see at: Jaw wiring press release 101807.htm.


Should you be interested in having me on the show please email Dr. Ted Rothstein (


Finally, Anne Collins had this to say about Orthodontic Jaw Wiring:

"Orthodontic Jaw Wiring is a safe and relatively simple non-surgical procedure, and thus has none of the health dangers associated with bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass".


An index-directory of my chronological efforts to make OJW known and recognized by my fellow-professionals, the public-at-large as well as major insurance companies can be found here.


Below you will find the introductory letter I send to all would-be OJW patients some of whom would appear with me or agree to be interviewed were I invited to appear as a guest.

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD
Cosmetic Orthodontist for Adults and Children
American Association of Orthodontists

Founder DPOJW
35 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551    Fx 718 852 1894

Dear _______ and would-be OJW patient:

The number of OJW providers is growing. List of providers.  I provide this service with pleasure and truly believe in it, having provided it to many patients.

If you are considering coming to my office in Brooklyn, New York then please familiarize yourself with the information provided at: . 


If you are still interested complete: The Informed Consent for OJW  and email it to me, and then download, complete and fax to me the two other documents requested in the Informed consent. When I receive all three documents I will call you.  Complete the Informed Consent and be sure to sign/initial it in all four places requested. 


The fee for OJW at present is presently $2685. The fee covers all office visits including the visit the OJW wiring and brackets are removed.


Please read below: "Who is NOT a good candidate for OJW". 


Thank you for your inquiry.  Cordially, Dr. Ted


Ps: Be sure to go to Directory/index of all OJW related pages on and read items #1.5,   #2,  #102 #103 and #121.



Cordially,   Dr. Ted


Question: Who is not a good candidate for this procedure?

Answer: Your mouth has many functions both obvious (talking) and not so obvious (sneezing) and is therefore the source of many pleasurable activities. The loss of any of them may provoke anxiety. Therefore one should think carefully about undertaking this method of weight control.

A partial list of poor candidates for OJW would include:

a. Persons who need to floss their teeth due to gum problems or other compulsive reasons.

b. Persons who speak abundantly for business or other reasons whose speech might be rendered less than perfectly clear because of being wired closed.

c. Persons whose sex life would be rendered intolerable if intimate oral functions were impaired… even a little.

d. Persons with multiple-missing, loose or decayed teeth

e. Those with psychological or emotional disorders who might feel powerless/ panicky with their mouths wired closed.

f. Those whose work functions might be impaired such as an actor, singer, waiter, teacher etc.

g. Persons with systemic diseases such as diabetics whose diets could not accommodate a liquid diet.

h. Persons who cannot breathe through their nose and whose breathing might be compromised by being held continuously in a closed bite teeth position.

i. Those who are highly allergic are more at risk.

j. Persons who have respiratory ailments such as snoring and/or sleep apnea as well as those who must use a broncho-dilator spray such as asthmatics.

k. Persons who have a history of Temporo-Mandibular Joint dysfunction (TMJ). Learn more about the TMJ: [Information source number 1], [Information source number 2].

l. Persons who are taking oral pill/capsule form medications could encounter some difficulties trying to pass a large capsule into the mouth behind the last teeth. It would be virtually impossible if the wisdom teeth were fully in place.

m. Persons who compulsively clench/brux/gnash their teeth.

n. Persons who have, or are suspected of having, anorexia or bulemia to begin with.

o. Persons with frank unresolved periodontal (gum-tooth socket) problems.

p. Persons who drink alcoholic beverages. (Alcohol suppresses the gag reflex). In the event of alcoholic intoxication vomiting can occur.
[See note from respected oral-surgeon/orthodontist educator.]

q. Persons who 1. will not provide a telephone number 2. do not have an Email address. 3. below the age of 21 unless accompanied by a parent. 4. are NOT more than 125 pounds overweight or less than 25 pounds overweight (i.e, moderately obese and obese, but not "morbidly" obese).

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