Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic oral and jaw and face (maxillofacial) surgeons and orthodontists 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.
  • Teamwork. With Mayo Clinic's comprehensive and coordinated approach to care, a skilled team cares for you from diagnosis to surgical treatment and recovery.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic researchers continue to evaluate new ways to correct jaw-related issues.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic oral and jaw and face (maxillofacial) surgeons and orthodontists 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.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

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