Most orthodontic problems can be solved using appliances. In mild to moderate cases, braces will do the trick. Even in some severe cases, braces, headgear, and palatal expanders can allow us to avoid surgery. However, sometimes it is the best option. Problems with the jaw go beyond mere aesthetics, harming the patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Through surgical orthodontics, we can straighten the jaw while using braces to straighten the teeth.