How Long Should I Do Mewing To See Results?

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Mewing is a popular orthodontic technique that has been gaining much attention lately. It’s a simple technique that involves aligning your tongue and jaw, and it can have a tremendous impact on the appearance of your face. But how long should you do mewing before you see results?

How long should it take mewing to see the results?

Mewing is a long-term process, so it is essential to be patient and consistent. It can take six months to a year or more to see the best results. However, note that the time it takes to see results will vary from person to person.

Younger ages also experience changes faster than adults; this is because the bones are more malleable as they develop. The older you get, the more time it may take for you to see results.

It is important to be consistent and to mew daily. Make sure you give your tongue and jaw time to adjust to the new position, so it is crucial not to overdo it.

Consistency when mewing

Consistency is critical when it comes to mewing. Committing for at least six months to a year is important to see the best results. In addition, it is important to mew daily to see the best results.

It is also essential to give your tongue and jaw time to adjust to the new position. This means taking breaks and giving your tongue and jaw time to rest to avoid injury.

Finally, it is important to stay consistent with your routine. This will help ensure that you get the best results from mewing.

Force of the tongue

The force of the tongue is a deciding factor in gaining results. The more or less force you exert daily can either slow or speed up your results. The more force you exert consistently, the faster and more drastic the results will be. But, exerting more force throughout the day is very difficult and requires a deep understanding of how to mew correctly and consistently.

There is a technique for this exact premise called “hard mewing.” As the name implies, hard mewing is a more extreme alternative where strong force is applied consciously and consistently throughout the day. The effectiveness of this technique is highly debated, but it will surely bring more changes, whether for better or worse.

Using other orthotropic exercises

Mewing is not the only technique/exercise in Orthotropics that revolves around improving the overall facial structure. There are various techniques that promise the same benefits.

Some of these include:

Interoral Facepulling: Not to be confused with its more controversial alternative, “Facepulling.” Interoral face-pulling, also known as thumb pulling, is a technique where you use your thumbs as a means to exert a strong force onto the top and sides of the palate.

This technique is said to speed up the processes of mewing with significant palatal expansion.

McKenzie Chin Tuck: The McKenzie chin tuck is a posture exercise featured in the Orthotropic channel.

The McKenzie chin tuck aims to fix the bad posture caused by excessive slouching in our day-to-day lives.

So, how does this relate to mewing? Well, your posture can have a direct impact on the effectiveness of mewing.

Correct posture allows more force to be exerted onto the palate, along with many health and aesthetic benefits.

Bonesmashing: Bonesmashing is highly controversial but is still decently popular within the sub-communities of mewing.

While the name sounds extreme, this exercise primarily involves ‘poking’ your face with a hard object for an extended time.

This is said to enhance the features through bone remodeling.

This concept is from a popular premise called Wolff’s law, where stressing the bone will cause it to expand.

What are the most common mistakes people make when mewing?

One of the most common mistakes people make when mewing is an incorrect technique.

To get the best results, it is important to ensure that you are pushing your tongue up against the roof of your mouth and slightly forward while keeping your lips closed.

Make sure you’re not pushing against the teeth; this subtle pressure from the tongue can gradually cause the teeth to tip forward.

Another common mistake is not being consistent with mewing. It is important to mew every day to see the best results. It is also important to give your tongue and jaw time to adjust to the new position.

How to correctly perform mewing

To properly perform mewing, it is important to follow the instructions outlined by Dr. Mike Mew. First, you should push your tongue up against the roof of your mouth and slightly forward while keeping your lips closed.

Second, you should ensure that your tongue is placed in a relaxed but firm position against the roof of your mouth.

Third, you should hold this position for as long as possible. It is important to be consistent and do this daily to get the best results.

Fourth, you should take breaks and give your tongue and jaw time to rest to avoid injury.

Finally, you should ensure that you are breathing through your nose while performing mewing.

Tips and tricks for achieving the best results from mewing

There are a few tips and tricks that you can use to help you get the best results from mewing. First, you should ensure that you are using the correct technique.

  • Take breaks if your jaw starts to feel sore. When beginning, the sudden shift in posture can cause a lot of tension which can cause soreness and sometimes pain.

    To avoid causing TMJ or other jaw issues, take breaks and don’t overdo it.
  • Be mindful of your mewing. When we’re not mindful of our mewing, we can sometimes get off-track and stop mewing before we even realize it.

    Don’t focus on mewing all day, but try to remind yourself to mew. Many people have succeeded in setting their phone screen as a reminder.
  • Keep learning. Unfortunately, the topic of mewing is rarely studied.

    Much of the information out there is from misleading beauty gurus trying to sell you something.

    While mewing can have benefits, it can have serious drawbacks when done incorrectly. It’s important to do your research and find out the causes of any body cues you’re feeling.
  • Don’t be demotivated. Mewing takes a long time to begin showing results.

    Try not to compare yourself to others and continue on your mewing journey.

    Whether you see zero or lots of changes, mewing is still something you should do for your overall health and well-being.


Mewing is not a short-term exercise. It’s something that you need to put months and years of effort into. Luckily, mewing becomes a natural habit after the first month, which makes it much easier to progress.

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