Group 1
(orthodontic method)
Group 2
(surgical method)
Number of patients 20 20
Number of IANI cases 0 5
Patients’ complaint No complaints Transient lower lip numb
Swelling Minimal Different degrees of swelling
Postoperative medications - Application of steroids and nerve nutrition medications;
Intravenous antibiotics for at least 3 days
Recovery - 1 week postoperation

IANI = inferior alveolar nerve injury.