Surgical orthodontics is the combined treatment with braces and jaw surgery to correct bite problems that are beyond the ability of braces alone to correct.
Some indications are:
1. A very large overbite due to a small lower jaw
2. An underbite due to a small upper jaw, large lower jaw or a combination of both
3. A severely “gummy” smile
4. Severe back crossbites in adults
5. Jaw asymmetries
6. Cleft palates