Mewing: How Proper Tongue Posture Can Make Your Face More Attractive?
What is mewing?
Mewing is a technique developed by British orthodontist Mike Mew and his father, designed to expand the mouth palate.
The goal of mewing is to have the tongue pressed evenly on the palate over its entire area, especially the posterior third. This puts pressure on the palate, which over time leads to structural changes in both soft tissue and bone.
Mewing has gained great popularity on the Internet because of its effect on facial aesthetics.
People who do mewing report that their jawline has become more prominent, the second chin is gone, nasal breathing has improved, and in some cases, even aligned teeth.
Does mewing work?
Mewing is a new phenomenon and at the moment there is not a lot of research confirming or refuting the effectiveness of mewing.
However, due to its popularity on the Internet, there are thousands of before and after photos of people doing mewing. Those who have been doing it for a long time can see noticeable changes in the structure of the face. And what is the most important - people themselves are very satisfied with the changes.
The easiest and most effective way to start mewing is to install a mobile mewing app. (available for iOS and Android)
It will help you develop the right technique and track changes in your face, but most importantly, it will remind you regularly about mewing so that you remember to keep your tongue in the right position.
Step 1: Learn proper mewing exercise technique
The app provides tutorials written and vetted by mewing experts to make sure you're doing the exercise effectively.
Checklists will help you avoid mistakes so that you don't hurt yourself while doing the exercises.
Set reminders so you don't forget about proper tongue position.
Start with reminders every 30 minutes and decrease the frequency until you make mewing a habit.
Step 3: Take pictures regularly to track your progress
This will come in handy for anyone doing facial exercises - exercising with JAWLINER, doing face yoga or mewing (or better yet, all together). The app helps you take consistent photos and then compare them to clearly see your progress.
Mewing effectiveness depends on your age and the number of hours per day that your tongue is in the correct position.
The older you get, the harder it is to affect the bones. However, soft tissue and cartilage can be influenced at any age.
Every person is different, but on average:
People under 18 can see results in the first 2 months
18 to 25 years of age - at least 3-6 months
After 25 years of age it takes 6 to 12 months to see results.
To get results as early as possible, you need to make mewing your habit and stick to the correct position of the tongue at all times.
The more time you spend with your tongue in the correct position, the faster the changes will come. This can be difficult at first, so it's worth using reminders.
The mewing app can send reminders up to every 10 minutes until you make mewing a habit.
Combine mewing with jaw workouts to fasten up the results
Despite the effectiveness of mewing and the importance of proper tongue positioning, it is not a cure-all. There are 42 individual facial muscles and 14 bones in the human face, and it requires a comprehensive approach to work them out.
To effectively improve the shape of your jawline, you need to train your masseter muscles.
Massethers are developed in the process of chewing and are trained every day when you eat. However, unless you eat raw carrots and nuts daily, the only way to give sufficient exercise to the massetters is to use the Jawliner jaw trainer.
The best results can be achieved with an all-round approach: