Thursday, May 16, 2013

Before and after jaw widening

Throughout my whole SARME experience I have of course noticed my jaw getting wider.  This is mainly because of the gap that has formed between my front teeth.  However because I look at myself every day, I don't think I realised just how much wider my jaw actually is.  Last night I took a photograph of the roof of my mouth and compared this to the same photograph I took before the surgery/widening and I am truly amazed at the difference.  So here are the photographs side by side, so you can see the difference too!  When I look at these, I have no doubt that I am doing the right thing.  

Enjoy the lovely nostril shots...


  1. Hiya.

    I have a first consult with a surgeon soon and your blog has been helpful. I wondered why did you need you upper jaw widened? Is this usual?

    1. Hi Will

      Thanks for reading and for your comment. I haven't updated the blog in a while and I will be doing that this weekend.

      To answer your question - it was only the upper jaw I had widened - and yes it is quite normal. Lower jaws can be widened but this is a much more complex procedure. My lower jaw is wide enough and it's just the teeth that need rotating out a little.

      Good luck with your consult. Who are you seeing?


  2. Hi, Andy! As always, you never fail to let us in on the details of your journey. Well, I got to say that the changes are impressive. And true to what you say, seeing your jaw widen and adjust this much only means that you are gaining progress and doing the right thing. Please continue to update us!
    Lindsay @ Smile by Design

  3. Hi! I'm contemplating getting surgery for my upper jaw to be widened before having braces in order to have that perfect smile. But i'm not sure if its all worth it..a big factor for me is the surgery, costs and the aftermath of pain haha what was post surgery life like for you? did you have to get alot of time off work? was it difficult talking and eating?