Rockaway Orthodontics

141 US Highway 46 West, Rockaway, NJ, 07866



  • Dentistry-Orthodontics

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At Rockaway Orthodontics, Dr. Melissa Roberto provides high-quality orthodontic treatment in a warm, nurturing environment. In order to face today’s unique challenges, the practice has made changes to ensure safety while still striving to maintain its patient-friendly environment. Dr. Roberto has implemented CDC-recommended enhanced infection control protocols including minimal waiting room time, patient screenings, HEPA filters in every room and specialized suction devices to reduce aerosols.

Putting Families First

“While we continue to focus on being the family oriented office our patients know and love, part of making families comfortable during this time is taking additional precautions to safeguard their health,” says the Rockaway based mother of two. “However, communication remains a top priority—we maintain contact with our families via phone, text and email for continuity of care.”

Dr. Roberto and her team take the time to answer patients’ questions. She tailors treatment to each patient’s individual needs. “We’re committed to making orthodontic visits pleasant, stress-free and rewarding for patients and their parents, so we communicate patients’ needs in terms that patients and parents understand and work with our families on flexible financing,” she says.

Where Great Smiles Begin

Rockaway Orthodontics offers interest-free treatment financing and a no-down payment option. The all-digital practice offers metal and ceramic braces, Invisalign, interceptive orthodontics, TMD treatment, surgical orthodontics and TADs.

“I went to dental school because I remember how much my personal orthodontic experience boosted my confidence as a teenager,” says Dr. Roberto, who earned her DMD and orthodontic specialty certificate at UMDNJ. “The expression that comes across our patients’ faces when they see their new smile for the first time is incredibly rewarding.”


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See what parents are saying

"Dr. Roberto has an amazing way of talking to kids and making them feel special while informing parents of updates. " ~Margarita, Rockaway

"Dr. Roberto is one of the most caring and professional physicians who spends her time answering all questions and most importantly, speaks directly to the kids, not just the parent, so the child understands the importance of orthodontic compliance with their braces, retainers and general oral health. She's backed by a wonderfully professional and efficient office staff from the front end to her orthodontic assistants. " ~Diane, Oak Ridge

"Dr. Roberto is super smart. She found an extra tooth on my daughter's X-ray that the dentist didn't even see! She and her staff use technology to make life easy with appointment reminders, check-ins, billing and confirmations. They also layer fun games, like letting the kids wear their t-shirt to the office and giving points for gift cards. Plus, it's so nice to have a cup of coffee when you're waiting for your kid to finish! " ~Laura, Rockaway

"Dr. Roberto makes more appointments and longer appointments for our daughter who has a disability. She knows that our daughter is extremely anxious about being at the orthodontist's office, so she adds extra visits so that we can get our daughter more comfortable. We've had to schedule two additional appointments so far to put an expander in because our daughter cries, complains and even tries to get out of the chair. Dr. Roberto and her staff are more than patient with our child. They even dance with her in the waiting area (a dance party with blasting music) as a motivator. " ~Rachel, Rockaway

"Her integrity, caring manner and skill base. Amazingly talented and knowledgeable. Excellent way with her patients. Honest with the needs of each individual that comes through the door. Great results and office staff handles it all! " ~Beth, Rockaway

"Plain and simple, not pushy, gives options and connects with my teenager. " ~Diane, Mountain Lakes

"She takes more than enough time to thoroughly talk to me and informs my child about what's going on during the visit and what happens next. Very friendly. " ~Tina, Wharton