Mewing for Jawline: The Complete Guide for Exercises

Discover effective techniques and expert tips to achieve a chiseled jawline and enhance your facial aesthetics.
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Mewing for Jawline: The Complete Guide for Exercises
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If you take a look at some models or celebrities such as Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, one thing you’d notice is how defined and sculptured their jawline and face looks. 

A defined jawline can take your facial appearance from a 10 to a 100 really quickly.

But not everyone is blessed with the genetics for this coveted jawline or thousands of dollars to spend on surgery.

Fortunately, there is a way that has been proven to naturally sculpt your jawline and improve your facial appearance. This is called mewing, a technique that uses the placement of the tongue to define your jawlines and improve your overall facial appearance.

What Is Jawline Mewing?

Mewing is a technique that is proven to improve the definition of the jawline. 

Mewing positions the tongue in its proper rest when the mouth is closed, which is against the roof of the mouth, with the tip of the tongue just behind the front teeth, and not touching.

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Mewing got its name from Dr. John Mew and his son Mike Mew, British orthodontists who came up with the technique and coined it “orthotropics” over 35 years ago. Orthotropics focuses on altering the jawline and face shape through oral and facial posture and exercises.

To achieve the best results, you have to make mewing a habit and do it consistently over time.

Does Mewing Help Jawline?

Mewing helps the jawline by giving it a more chiseled and sculpted appearance which makes the face more angular, lean and attractive. But this is what you can see from the outside. 

Behind the scenes, mewing actually helps fix issues like teeth and jaw misalignment.

To mew properly for a better jawline:

  1. Close your mouth
  2. Place your tongue at the roof of your mouth
  3. Ensure the tip of your tongue is just behind the front teeth, but not touching

If you’re finding it difficult to achieve this posture, try saying the word “si-NG”, or “ki-NG”, as this raises your tongue to the roof of your mouth.

What Can Mewing Help You With?

There are many benefits of mewing including health and aesthetic benefits.

Change of Face Shape

There are various reasons why your face can become asymmetrical including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned jaw
  • TMJ disorder

Mewing can alter your face shape to give you a more symmetrical face. Keeping your tongue in this proper position helps to extend the mouth muscles and readjust the jaw. 

However, for severe misaligned jaw cases, you may need surgery.

Straighten Teeth

As mewing expands your jawline, it gives your mouth more room. This means more room for your teeth as well. Mewing may improve teeth misalignment issues and bad bites. 

While mewing is not directly connected to teeth straightening, expanding the jawline, giving the mouth more room, and pulling the top and bottom teeth into the right position may help straighten the teeth.

Hollow cheeks & high cheekbones

Mewing places pressure on your palate which helps your upper jaw (maxilla) and cheekbones slowly move forward. This move makes your cheekbones more prominent and gives your cheeks a sunken appearance or hollow cheeks.

Reduced double chin

No one wants a double chin, and mewing can help you get rid of it if you have one.  As you mew, you stretch your jaw and neck muscles which results in a toned chin and neck.

How Long Does It Take to See the Results from Mewing?

Mewing is not a sprint. You can’t start mewing and expect to see drastic results in just a few days. 

How soon you see results depends on several factors such as:

  • The posture of your tongue when you started mewing
  • If you are a mouth breather
  • How many hours a day do you hold your tongue in the right position
  • If you do mewing alone, or alongside other facial exercises

The first step is mastering the skill which can be challenging, as the tongue isn’t trained yet to remain in the proper position. However, you can begin to see results from mewing from 28 days

Keep in mind that achieving that perfect jawline can range anywhere from a few months to 3 years.

Mewing Before and After Results

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How to Mew: The BEST Mewing Jawline Exercises

For the best outcomes, mewing must be done properly and consistently. Here’s a detailed breakdown to ensure you’re mewing properly.

#1: Develop a Proper Tongue Posture

The focal point of mewing is keeping the tongue positioned properly. To mew properly, the tongue should rest at the roof of the mouth and behind the front teeth, but not touching.

Incorrect (left) and correct (right) tongue posture
Incorrect (left) and correct (right) tongue posture

#2: Achieve Proper Teeth Position

Should your teeth touch when you mew? 

No. Your teeth shouldn’t be touching when your mouth is closed. There should be a slight freeway space between the top and bottom teeth.

 Good Teeth Position

When you close your mouth, and put your tongue in the proper position, avoid clenching your teeth. 

If you’re just getting started with mewing, you may catch yourself clenching as you try to hold your tongue in its position. 

Always ensure to restore the teeth back to their position where they don’t touch.

#3: Make Sure Your Body Posture is Right

Mewing isn’t only about the mouth and tongue posture. 

Having the right head and body posture when mewing is crucial as well to promote forward facial growth. 

Incorrect (left) and correct (right) body posture
Incorrect (left) and correct (right) body posture

Here are some body posture tips for proper mewing:

  • Keep your head aligned with your spine and avoid tilting it forward or backward excessively
  • Relax your neck and shoulders and avoid hunching. Keep your chest slightly lifted.
  • Maintain a neutral spine alignment by keeping your back straight when sitting
  • Keep your chin parallel to the ground and avoid tucking it too far in or jutting it forward.

#4: How To Breathe While Mewing

You should be able to breathe easily through your nose when mewing. If you can’t breathe while mewing, there might be a lot of reasons for that including:

  • Improper tongue posture
  • Lack of tongue space
  • Mouth breathing, and 
  • Orofacial Disorders

To breathe properly when mewing:

  1. Seal your lips
  2. Place the tongue at the roof of the mouth
  3. Hold your tongue in that position as you say “NG” in the word "king"
  4. Keep breathing through your nose

If you have troubles with breathing while mewing check out our guide on how to breathe while mewing.

#5: How To Swallow While Mewing

It’s estimated that 85% of people do not swallow properly. This can affect tongue posture and facial appearance. 

How To Swallow While Mewing

While mewing, it’s important to follow the proper swallowing technique. Your tongue should be doing all the work, and your cheeks and lips shouldn’t move. 

To swallow properly:

  • Start by holding the correct mewing posture with the back of your teeth slightly touching
  • Gather spit with the tip of your tongue and press it against your palate
  • Swallow and push that saliva down your throat

Chewing properly helps you swallow as well. Ensure you engage both jaw muscles, and grind your food until it’s in paste form before you swallow. Maintaining the right position when mewing can be challenging for beginners. 

How Often Should You Do Mewing?

You should be mewing all day for the best results, however, that’s practically impossible. 

The best way to master the habit is to ensure you’re mewing at least 30 minutes to a few hours every day over a consistent period. The key word here is consistency. You can’t begin mewing today, stop in a few days, and pick up in a week’s time. 

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How To Keep Mewing While Sleeping?

You may not be able to mew while you sleep, especially at the beginning. However, once you have mastered the habit of mewing, you'll be able to mew even when you sleep.

Some tips to help you mew while you sleep include:

  • Ensure your lip seals properly when you sleep
  • Use mouth tape to keep your lips together if your lips open naturally
  • Focus on mewing properly throughout the day


A chiseled and defined jawline is achievable without spending thousands of dollars on surgery. Mewing properly and consistently can give you a sculpted jawline, and improve your overall facial appearance. If you are a beginner, following the right mewing technique, and doing it consistently is essential for the best results.

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The information provided in this article is intended for educational and informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or a substitute for professional guidance. Mewing and other techniques mentioned on this website may not be suitable for everyone, and individual results may vary. We strongly recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional, such as an orthodontist, dentist, or myofunctional therapist, before starting any new oral or facial exercises, particularly if you have existing dental, orthodontic, or health concerns.
Written by
Yury Nebyshynets
May 31, 2023