- Experience. Mayo Clinic oral and jaw and face (maxillofacial) surgeons have vast experience in treating complicated jaw problems and have made major improvements in previous techniques. Every year, people from around the world come to Mayo Clinic for life-changing jaw surgery.
- Advanced technology. Three-dimensional CT scanning, computer-guided treatment planning and temporary orthodontic anchoring devices help in the movement of teeth to decrease your time in braces. Sometimes these efforts completely eliminate the need for jaw surgery.
- Comprehensive care. With Mayo Clinic's comprehensive and coordinated approach to care, a skilled team cares for you from diagnosis to surgical treatment.
- Research. Mayo Clinic researchers continue to evaluate new ways to correct jaw-related issues.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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