Mewing which is also known as orthotropic is a simple technique invented about 50 years ago by John mew. In this blog, we are going to talk about mewing, how it works and mewing before and after. Also, the mistakes that could happen in the process and if it does work. 

Mewing Before and After:

Now that this technique has gained much popularity on social media and YouTube. You might have seen some before and after pictures with dramatic, somewhat unbelievable results. But does this technique work? Are these photos real or Photoshopped? Can you get jawline and cheekbones through mewing?

Mewing Before and after – What Does It Do?

It is a facial exercise that helps you look attractive. It is a fact that this exercise helps in relieving sinusitis and sleep apnea etc and brings about many other positive changes. You can see a lot of positive differences between mewing before after. 

Mewing Before and after – Who Can Do It?

Mewing’s introduction was for children to help avoid dental surgery or braces by improving their facial structure and teeth alignment. But it kept becoming popular among adults as well and now anybody can do mewing. 

Mewing – How to: 

Here are the simple steps to complete this exercise:

  • Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth
  • Keep your lips closed and teeth aligned
  • Keep your tongue flattened and rest on the roof of your mouth
  • Gently press it against the roof of your mouth
  • Raise the back of your tongue to touch the roof of your mouth
  • Do not clench your teeth as your tongue should not be touching the back of it

Benefits of Mewing:

If you saw the mewing before and after pictures you can see and expect the following changes:

  • Attractive facial structure
  • Reduces snoring and sleep apnea
  • It gives you developed and stronger cheekbones
  • You can also achieve a developed jawline
  • It also helps those with speech impediments
  • Improves swallowing and breathing
  • Improves the posture of your face

How Long Does It Take to Work? 

If you are trying to find an easy and fast way then this technique might not be for you. You would have to wait for at least 3 to 6 months to be able to notice a mewing before-after changes. For some people, it even takes up to 2 years. You need to have a lot of patience for this process. You are not going to see dramatic results right after starting. 

Does Mewing work?

You might not be able to find any valid research to prove that this technique works. The only testimonies available are from the people on different social media sites. They claim that they have tried out this technique and it has worked wonders for them. There are no clinical researches or trials to prove these claims to be true. 

Mewing mistakes:

Keep in mind that is the natural posture. It is not to hurt or pressurize someone. Mistakes can lead to the following unwanted results:

  • Bigger Buccinators
  • Swallowing, breathing, and jaw problems
  • Dark Circles
  • Pain in the Jaw
  • Detrimental Growth
  • Weaker Submental Area


If you are willing to give it a chance you should first get a recommendation from your dentist. Or at least from a general health physician. The technique has been in trend for a while now. And, you will find a lot of people online trying to persuade you to with mewing before and after pictures. 

But, there is yet not enough research to prove their claims. You do not need to forcefully clench the teeth together. It should feel natural. Otherwise, mewing will cause problems more than helping you get an attractive face.