How To Do A Suction Hold

One of the most important techniques for successful mewing is the suction hold. In this article, I will explain what mewing suction hold is, how to do it, its benefits, and common mistakes to avoid while doing it.

I will also share tips to improve your suction hold and answer frequently asked questions about the suction hold.

What is a Suction Hold?

The mewing suction hold is an essential part of mewing, where you create suction between your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

This suction keeps your tongue flat against the top of the mouth and ensures you have the correct tongue posture.

This technique aims to relieve some of the pressure from holding your tongue against the upper palate for long-periods of time, while still keeping the needed forces to remodel the bone.

How To Suction Hold

  1. Place the tongue evenly on the roof of the mouth, behind the front teeth.
  2. Swallow your saliva by pushing it across the roof of the mouth with your tongue and into the throat. Make sure that you push firmly against your tongue and make sure there isn’t any excess saliva on the roof of your mouth.
  3. Hold the suction for as long as possible.
  4. Continue repeating steps 2 and 3 when the suction hold weakens over time.

To further help, here is a guide from Mike Mew on the Orthotropics channel about the Suction Hold:

Disclaimer: This video comes in two parts, remember to watch the 2nd video after this for full understanding!

Benefits of Mewing Suction Hold

A suction hold is a great tool that you can utilize to reduce the tension on the tongue and facial muscles.

It allows you to use the force generated by creating suction to keep the tongue up so that more force can be applied to the palate rather than keeping the tongue up.

The suction hold will allow you to mew for much longer periods of time with much less muscle fatigue and soreness which will speed up the process.

The One Drawback of The Suction Hold!

The main issue with the suction hold is that it is very difficult to effectively create with narrower, smaller palates.

We all have different palate shapes and sizes, along with different oral features that might hinder a suction hold. To create an effective suction hold, you need a palate that is flat and not too narrow.

However, unless the suction hold is completely impossible, you should still try. Since a weak suction hold is better than none.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mewing and Suction Hold

Q: How long should I do a suction hold for?

A: You should suction hold for as long as you can, and when it begins weakening repeat the suctioning process.

Q: Can mewing suction hold cause pain?

A: No, the mewing suction hold should not cause pain. If you experience pain or discomfort, stop immediately.

Q: Can mewing suction hold help in reducing snoring?

A: Yes, mewing suction hold can help in improving breathing and reducing snoring. If you have a strong suction hold, it can help keep your tongue up against the palate even when you’re not consciously exerting force.

Mewing and Suction Hold Results – What to Expect?

The results of mewing and suction hold can vary from person to person. Some people may see significant improvement in facial symmetry, while others may experience improved breathing and reduced double chin.

It is important to note that mewing is a long-term process, and results may not be visible immediately.


The mewing suction hold is a simple yet effective technique that can help in improving the facial structure and breathing.

By placing the tongue on the roof of the mouth and creating a suction force, you can strengthen the tongue muscles and improve the tongue’s resting position.

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