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“Mewing” – a new social media craze? Does it work, like really?  — See this | AWAYION BEAUTY

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Does the practice of mewing capture your attention and a tingling feeling of curiosity arises within you? You yearn for the breathtaking sight of flawlessly aligned teeth, the captivating look of a confident smile, and the overwhelming feeling of self-assurance that accompanies it.

Curiosity piqued, you wondered if this trending technique truly delivers on its claims.

So what are the deets on mewing?

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TL: DR A quick post glance:

  1. Mewing is what… ?
  2. Mewing supporters + deniers say what?
  3. Mewing DIY?
  4. So, does it work, like really?

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1. Mewing is what… ?


According to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, “mewing” is named after Dr. John Mew (1929), a professor at his prestigious London School of Facial Orthotropics (Lee et al., 2019).

As per, mewing involves the art of skillfully repositioning your tongue to a fresh resting spot. Enthusiasts of this technique firmly believe that with consistent practice, the positioning of your tongue can gradually transform your facial characteristics, particularly the contour of your jawline (Cherney, 2019).

That said, mewing is a practice believed to have multiple benefits, including easing jaw pain, reducing snoring, and shaping the face. Supporters thought it to work by defining the jawline, potentially leading to a thinner appearance (Cherney, 2019).

According to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, “Mewing” has become a viral sensation on social media, challenging the necessity of orthognathic surgery and orthodontic extractions (Lee et al., 2019).

With that being said, you might be curious about mewing is technically, right? If so, keep reading.

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2. Mewing supporters + deniers say what?


Dr. Mew coined this therapeutic approach “orthotropic” treatment (aka mewing), which focuses on correcting jaw posture and enhancing facial muscle tone to achieve natural alignment of the teeth and positively impact craniofacial structures (Lee et al., 2019).

Dr. Mew and his followers strongly advocate achieving an ideal facial aesthetic through specific DIY techniques. According to their belief, individuals can achieve this beauty perfection by consciously positioning their tongue against the roof of their mouth, sealing their lips, and allowing their teeth to come into or near contact. The desired outcome includes a harmonious nose and chin, a defined jawline, and prominent malar eminences (Lee et al., 2019).

That being said, according to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Mew recently faced the unfortunate consequence of having his dental license revoked by the General Dental Council. Allegedly, he is facing consequences for publicly disparaging traditional orthodontic techniques and boldly heralding his own etiologic concepts of malocclusion, somewhat based on Moss’s functional matric hypothesis (Lee et al., 2019).

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3. Mewing DIY?


According to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the mewing treatment emphasizes retraining the resting tongue position, instructing patients to seal their lips and press their tongue against the hard palate. Dr. Mew advised patients to maintain proper posture when sitting and standing to align the jawline and face with the chest (Lee et al., 2019).

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4. So, does it work like really?


According to, researchers need to conduct more clinical studies to decide the efficacy of mewing (Cherney, 2019). Gnarly, eh? cautions that YouTube videos and before-and-after pictures may convince viewers that mewing, a technique to improve jawline and facial structure, is effective. However, you must consider the reliability of these sources (Cherney, 2019).

Online tutorials often show short-term results instead of the long-term commitment. Factors such as lighting and angles can make images misleading by creating the illusion of a more defined jawline (Cherney, 2019).

The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery states that Dr. Mew’s theory offers some potential insights for the development of future surgical procedures. But, it emphasizes that the theory lacks solid scientific evidence to be considered a reliable alternative to orthognathic surgery. The public should know this distinction (Lee et al., 2019).

Major Takeaways

You now know whether mewing actually achieves the stunning result of perfectly aligned teeth.

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Cherney, K. (2019) Can mewing reshape your face? how to do it and what the research says, Healthline. Available at: (Accessed: 03 January 2024).

Lee, U.K., Graves, L.L. and Friedlander, A.H. (2019) Mewing: Social Media’s alternative to orthognathic surgery?, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Available at: (Accessed: 03 January 2024).