Mewing is an unconventional dental practice developed by Dr. John Mew and brought to the wider community by his son, Dr. Mike Mew. I personally mew whilst chewing ROCKJAW and will be discussing this below.
What is mewing?
Mewing is a technique that is based on maintaining a correct tongue posture. The pressure a correct tongue posture creates on the upper palette allows horizontal growth of the jaw - which is why it has become a popular practise in the modern-day.
Does mewing really work?
The age old debate between conventional and non-conventional believers. Does mewing really work?
Personally, I believe that it works. Understandably though, it depends from person to person. For example, for mewing to work you must have a wide enough palette for your tongue to sit comfortably.
If not, an individual is much better off getting a palette expander to create room for the tongue. Improper breathing practices such as breathing from the mouth can affect your face structure and your tongue must rest at the roof of your mouth.
You can find a list of before and after transformations of mewing over the internet, with an ever-growing Reddit community.
From my personal experience with mewing, I have found that it is extremely effective with chewing ROCKJAW and helps to get better results for the long-term.
In fact, Dr. Mike Mew recommends mastic as one of the best ways to enhance mewing results, as it creates significant pressure to allow hypertrophy.
Mewing and chewing ROCKJAW will help you to maximise results in a shorter period of time. Over the course, you will eventually not require/could decrease chewing ROCKJAW as you enter the maintenance phase.
More on that next time.
In the next blog, we will be talking about how to mew and the best techniques to get the most out of mewing and chewing ROCKJAW.