Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, realigns the jaws and teeth to improve the way they work and also to improve your appearance. Jaw surgery may be a corrective option if you have moderate to severe jaw problems that cannot be resolved with orthodontics alone.
Why choose Mayo Clinic for jaw surgery
- Experience. Mayo Clinic oral and maxillofacial surgeons have vast experience in treating the most complicated jaw problems. Mayo oral surgeons developed some of the first major jaw surgery techniques still used today. Every year, hundreds of people from around the world come to Mayo Clinic for life-changing jaw surgery.
- Technology improving results. Three-dimensional CT scanning, computer-guided treatment planning and temporary orthodontic anchoring devices help facilitate the movement of teeth to decrease your time in braces. Occasionally, these efforts completely eliminate the need for jaw surgery.
- Comprehensive care. With Mayo Clinic's comprehensive and coordinated approach to care, a skilled care team cares for you from diagnosis to surgical treatment.
- Research. Mayo Clinic clinician researchers continue to evaluate new ways to correct jaw-related issues.
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