Mewing is a technique of placing the tongue in the mouth against the palate. It is the natural correct position of the tongue, which over time improves the structure of the face - widening the palate, making the lower jaw more pronounced and the teeth less crowded.
Mewing was invented by British orthotropist John Mew and is used in the treatment of children and adults with incorrect oral posture.
Mewing has gained enormous popularity because of its dramatic effects on appearance. Mewing has a positive effect on the aesthetics and attractiveness of both men's and women's faces.
Check out our in-depth mewing guide here.
The core of the mewing technique is to train oneself to the correct tongue position in the mouth. The tongue should be pressed against the palate over the entire area, especially in the posterior third.
This position has multiple effects on the health and aesthetics of the face:
Keep reading to learn how mewing can help you become a healthier, more confident person.
Mewing is a new concept that became known to a wider audience no more than a few years ago. Therefore, it is reasonable that many people wonder, "Is mewing fake?"
In this article, we will examine “before and after photos” of mewing transformations in order to see how effective mewing is and does it really work.
We've compiled the largest database of mewing before and after photos so that you can decide for yourself if these are enough results to start paying attention to the proper tongue position.
Mewing is very popular among men, as it allows you to achieve a more masculine and attractive appearance. If you look at the mewing communities on the Internet you will quickly notice that most of their members are men. This is not surprising, since the size and strength of the lower jaw is one of the important parameters influencing male attractiveness.
Let's take a look at men's mewing results from their before and after photos:
This amazing success was achieved in just six months. The huge difference in the jawline dramatically changes the perception of the face, makes the person look more attractive and healthy.
A huge difference in the jawline is evident - the double chin is gone, the jaw is more pronounced and prominent, giving a more masculine appearance. The author combined mewing with neck exercises, which corrected his posture.
The author notes that he was breathing through his mouth a lot before he started mewing, which led to changes in his face.
He stopped mouth-breathing, began working on the correct tongue posture, and chew falim gum several times a week for 1 hour. He recommends chewing gum more on the underdeveloped side of the face to correct the asymmetry.
As a result, the author notes that he has become much more confident with his new appearance.
This transformation took 1 year and 10 months. The author notes important aspects:
He also notes that the empty cheeks only appeared after 1 year, so be patient.
Here we can see what results can be achieved if you train yourself to correct tongue posture while you are still young and your bones are growing.
The author stopped sleeping with his mouth open, and taught himself the proper tongue position and improved his posture with exercises. The huge impact on the chin is obvious.
To achieve these results, the author practiced hard mewing - pressing his tongue against the sky as hard as he could every time he thought of it
The author describes his approach to mewing:
Interestingly, this result was achieved without chewing. Presumably, adding stress to the jaw would further accelerate and enhance the results.
Although it is obvious that losing weight had a significant impact, the author notes that he stopped mouth breathing, developed a proper tongue posture, and maintained good overall posture.
It took only five months to completely change his appearance. The correct positioning of the tongue got rid of the sagging skin under the chin and made the chin and jawline stand out.
Now let's look at women's before and after photos and see what the results look like.
Just like with men, in female’s mewing before and after photos you can immediately notice a difference:
This result was achieved in 4 years solely due to mewing, the author notes that she did not do anything else but correct tongue placement. Nevertheless the effect is striking - the sagging skin under the chin is gone, the chin is sculpted and sharp. In general the face looks healthier, tighter and more attractive.
Based on other people' experience, it is safe to assume that the effect could be greatly accelerated by using a comprehensive approach - posture exercises, facial exercises and chewing.
This astonishing result was achieved in less than a year, with obvious visible results already in the first 4 months.
The author combined mewing with posture exercises and proper chewing techniques.
This photo could be the answer to all the questions "does mewing work for adults".
The author points out that this result was achieved through hard mewing and correcting the natural position of the tongue during rest, as well as correcting the posture.
The whole process took 6 months and as a result we have an expressive jaw without sagging skin and beautiful profile.
The author achieved an impressive jaw with just soft mewing. She recommends focusing on a proper tongue posture for a few weeks until it becomes a habit. She also practiced posture exercises to correct the forward head posture.
This result was achieved in just three months of correct tongue placement
The author notes that her cheekbones have become more expressive and her face looks thinner, even though she has always been thin.
In such a short period of time, no changes in bone structure could be seen, but the skin under the chin has become tighter, making the jaw more pronounced.
A pronounced jaw and tighter skin in 8 months of correct tongue positioning.
A tighter skin under the chin and a more pronounced jaw line was achieved in 3 months thanks to mewing and breathing through the nose.
The first visible results can be seen as soon as you train yourself to the correct tongue position. Tongue pressed to the palate helps to tighten the skin under the chin and reduce a double chin. Usually the first results are visible within the first few weeks.
As for changes in the bone structure of the face - it takes much longer and depends on age. The earlier you start mewing, the faster you’ll get visible results.
Roughly speaking the results from mewing can be expected:
The following factors also affect how quickly you can see results from mewing:
As we said earlier, the effectiveness of mewing varies with age. The older you get, the less mobile your bones are.
However, this does not apply to your teeth - they remain movable throughout your life, as proven by the effectiveness of orthodontics. It also doesn't apply to your soft tissues - your muscles and skin.
So in older age mewing is not as effective in changing the bone structure of the face itself, but retains the positive effects in strengthening the tongue and jaw muscle. This is exactly what helps to get rid of the double chin and highlight the lower jaw.
As we age, the muscular tone of the body as a whole weakens.This also applies to the facial muscles.The incorrect tongue position that does not provide the necessary support can accelerate the degradation and aging of the face.
Therefore, teaching yourself the proper tongue position and regular facial exercises are critical to maintaining a youthful and healthy appearance.
But it's better to see once than hear a hundred times - let's look at the mewing before and after pictures of adults
Many people wonder if mewing works for adults. These questions have reason - as we age, the bone system becomes less plastic, and after the age of 25 it ceases to change. Nevertheless, mewing has an effect not only on the bones, but also on the soft tissues, which allows you to achieve visible results at any age. We have collected some examples of before and after photos of people older than 25.
Please note that as you get older, a comprehensive approach that includes not only mewing but also facial and posture exercises becomes necessary.
The author achieved these results through mewing and chewing. You can see that the masseter muscles are much more developed, giving the face a more angular and masculine appearance.
The author stopped breathing with his mouth, which allowed him to move his jaw forward and get hollow cheeks and an overall more muscular face.
4 months of correct tongue positioning made the jaw more pronounced and stronger
Mewing helps expand the palate, which gives more room to the teeth and makes them more aligned.
Beautifully aligned teeth have a huge impact on your appearance, so it's worth paying special attention to it.
Let's take a look at the before and after photos of the mewing effect on teeth
Mewing is effective in correcting crooked teeth when caused by a small palate. Mewing allows you to widen the palate and give the teeth more space, which reduces their crookedness.
Let's take a look at some examples of mewing teeth improvement.
A good example of how expanding the palate can align teeth:
In general the smile looks better and the face looks thinner, even though the author says he hasn't lost weight or exercised.
The bite is much better, the front teeth are now touching each other and are much flatter overall. This result was achieved in just 7 months of correct tongue positioning and nasal breathing.
The essence of mewing is the placing of the tongue pressed against the palate over the entire area.
To achieve the correct tongue position, follow these steps:
The next and most important step is to make it a habit so that your tongue is in this position all the time.
The most important step to getting mewing results is to make proper tongue posture a habit. This can be difficult, especially if your default tongue position was previously incorrect. Once you stop thinking about mewing, your tongue will fall back into its habitual position.
The best way to fight this is to use reminders. At first, they should be very frequent - once every 30 minutes or even more often. Over time, you can set them less and less frequently, and when mewing becomes your default tongue position, turn them off altogether.
To solve these problems we have developed a mobile app tailored to the needs of mewers -- the mewing app. It contains all the necessary tutorials as well as a powerful reminder system which can be configured as often as you want.
After analyzing thousands of stories of mewing transformations, we've highlighted the main ways to accelerate the results, as well as the mistakes that can delay them
Mewing mistakes can delay the appearance of visible results or generally make the exercise ineffective. Most popular mistakes are:
Chewing is a proven and popular method for developing a pronounced jawline. The most popular methods of putting substantial exercise on the jaw muscles are:
Mewing is especially popular among youtubers, Influencers and celebrities because good looks are especially important for them (although for whom it is not important?), so here is a selection of videos about mewing:
There are literally thousands of pictures of mewing progress, there's no point in describing them all. So you can just look at the pictures and decide for yourself if these results are worth the effort to train yourself to a healthier and more correct oral posture.
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