Self-conscious student, 20, who didn't want his picture taken because of his under bite has a new face after double jaw surgery
By Stephen Matthews For Mailonline. A year-old student who hid his smile during his childhood has underwent a remarkable surgical transformation. George Rymer, from Skelton, York, had been self-conscious about his under bite ever since he was By December last year, it had become so severe that his bottom teeth were almost one-and-a-half centimetre further forward than his top row. But following double jaw surgery on the NHS, which took seven hours, his appearance has been completely changed.
Now he has been advised by his surgeons to get a new passport before getting off overseas as a result of the procedure. George Rymer had been self-conscious about his under bite ever since he was But double jaw surgery allowed him to smile without fear for the first time in seven years. Mr Rymer, who studies geography at Newcastle University, said: By December last year, his under bite had become so severe that his bottom teeth were almost one-and-a-half centimetre further forward than his top row.
On the date of his operation on December 16 last year, Mr Rymer's bottom teeth were 14mm in front of his top. His father, The prime minister is dating osteotomy, 58, said it used to affect him so much that he would often cover his face up. An under bite is a type of deformity known medically as a reverse overjet. It is caused by an overgrowth of the lower jaw or the upper jaw not developing properly, or a combination of the two. It can be caused by poor chewing habits, abnormalities in the jaw bone and thumb-sucking.
An the prime minister is dating osteotomy bite can occasionally be corrected with orthodontic braces alone but if the deformity is severe then surgery is needed to reposition the prime minister is dating osteotomy realign the jaws. This is performed by surgeons qualified in both medicine and dentistry, and only on patients aged over 18 whose bones have stopped growing. The double jaw surgery, known as a bimaxillary osteotomy, involved surgeons moving the top jaw forward and down.
Because the jaw is the last bone to stop growing, he had to wait until he had stopped growing before undergoing the surgery. Meanwhile his bottom jaw was split and pieces taken away to finally realign the jaws with each other. With their son undergoing such a major procedure, his parents, Linda and John, weren't without their reservations. But it was affecting his confidence and his eating.
But the operation proved to be a success and he was allowed to leave hospital just three days after, being given paracetamol to curb his pain. Thanking his surgeon, Mr Rymer added: It's a huge difference. The surgeons said I'll have to get a new passport. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
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