Non-Surgical Treatment Options

The thought of having jaw surgery can be intimidating, and it’s not something that you want to do unless there is no other option. At House of Orthodontia, we understand your concerns. By using the latest techniques and the most innovative appliances, we have had great success treating complex patients using non-surgical treatment options in borderline cases.
When you choose House of Orthodontia, you can be confident that our doctors don’t just use the latest techniques and appliances—they’ve been instrumental in developing many of the non-surgical treatment procedures that we offer to patients. We know that many patients have been told by other orthodontists that surgery was their only choice, but surgery may simply not always be the best answer or the only option. We’re pleased to provide second opinions so that you can confidently understand your full range of options.

Who Benefits from Non-Surgical Treatment Options

There are many people who may have been told that surgery was their best choice, but it is possible that the following cases will have great success without requiring surgical intervention:

  • Patients who have good facial balance, despite their misaligned bite.
  • Children whose jaws and facial bones are still in active growth.
  • Patients whose need for surgery could be described as “borderline.”

Avoiding Surgery

You don’t want to go through surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary, and you definitely don’t want to put your children through it if there are other options available. As much as we’d love to be able to say ‘no’ to surgery in every case, this simply is not realistic. When a patient’s facial balance is severely out of alignment or the structure of the jaw is impeding the patient’s airway, surgery may be the only way to achieve lasting and significant results. When a surgical approach is warranted, you can rest assured in the knowledge that our doctors have extensive training and experience treating surgical orthodontic cases.
Whether or not we determine that surgery is your best option, Drs. Alikhani and Lien promise that we will always discuss your options with you honestly. We want to make sure that you are thoroughly informed and knowledgeable about your specific case and how your various treatment options will impact your results.
If you have questions about non-surgical orthodontic treatment, contact House of Orthodontia today to arrange your complimentary consultation!