A friend has a class 2 div1 with a 5-7mm overjet on a "normal" skeletal base. She wants a normal naso-labial angle. After completing ortho treatment she wants a Rhinoplasty. Would this then further "hinder" or affect the naso-labial angle/profile of her face? Thanks.
Will Rhinoplasty After Ortho Treatment Affect Naso-labial Profile?
Doctor Answers (2)
Rhinoplasty will not affect results of orthodontic treatment
The nasolabial profile can be altered by shaving down the nasal spine and if needed the columella and anterior caudal septum can be adjusted. This will not affect orthodontic treatment.
Web reference: http://www.seattlefacial.com
Rhinoplasty After Orthognathic Surgical Correction
Once the orthonathic treatment is done, your friend's nasolabial angle can be evaluated and altered if necessary with rhinoplasty without causing untoward effects.
Good luck and be well.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
You might also like...
Ask a Doctor
Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.