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She explained the experience:
“I always thought I had a small face and jaw, but I never knew I could’ve had a problem like this,” Jones says. “My teeth always bothered me, to the point when I even tried to put elastic bands in my mouth to see if they would straighten. It’s didn’t work obviously, but the thought was there.
She explained that the only time she was ever really made fun of for her looks was when strangers would make “snide” comments while passing by:
“Growing up I had the same group of friends, so everyone just knew me as me. I think I was just very lucky with who my friends where. People may have said things behind my back, I don’t know, but all I know now is that I am who I am because of all of this.”
Her orthodontist Joy Hickman recruited consultant maxillofacial surgeon, Emma Woolley, to help the girl get her jaw fixed.
Woolley explained that jaw deformities are actually common and that people simply ‘don’t actually realize they have a jaw deformity, and just accept that they have difficulties biting.’ The condition, if not treated at a young age, can cause great difficulties as an adult.
At the age of 16, Jones underwent her first surgery and she remembers what a terrible experience it was.
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