EVALUATION OF NASOLABIAL ANGLE IN SOUTHERN PUNJAB AND ITS RELATION TO FACIAL AND NASAL MOLDING
Head and facial molding has been carried out as a cultural practice in southern Punjab to enhance facial features. This molding can affect the nasolabial angle which is an important parameter for diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic patients. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the nasolabial angle of southern Punjab belt. Nasolabial angle was evaluated from the cephalometric radiographs of 60 patients. Mean and standard deviation were calculated and had the following results, (104.27±10.84 in males and 100.30±12.19 in females). Our value is in accordance with other Asian countries where facial and nasal molding is practiced.