Ellie Jones was born with a rare condition that made her jawbones stop growing when she was 8-years-old. Not only was this a problem in terms of aesthetics, but it also prevented her teeth to line up and made it difficult to eat.
However, it wasn’t until she was 14-years-old that she discovered she had it. Her orthodontist, Joy Hickman, broke the news to her when she went to have her braces fitted.
Over the next six years, Joy worked with maxillofacial surgeon, Emma Woolley, to help Ellie’s jaw catch up with the rest of her face and make it more functional.