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What Is Mewing? Can It Really Reshape Your Face?

Young man looking in the mirror touching his jaw

At Orthodontic SpecialistsThis link leads to Home page, we’re committed to your oral and facial health.

Recently, you may have encountered the “Mewing” technique, a trend claiming to offer facial enhancements and improved well-being.

Today, we’ll answer the question, “What is mewing?” by providing insights based on the stance of our practice, in line with the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO)This link opens a new tab to the AAO website.

Exploring the ‘Mewing’ technique

Named after Dr. John Mew, a British orthodontist—who has been stripped of his dental license, might we add—the “Mewing” technique involves specific tongue posture to purportedly achieve favorable facial changes and oral health benefits.

Advocates suggest resting the tongue against the roof of the mouth, keeping the lips sealed, and the teeth lightly touching.

What we at Orthodontic Specialists want you to know

Our practice values your well-being, and we want you to make informed decisions about your oral and facial health.

Here are the key points based on our perspective, aligned with the AAO’s concerns:

A non-science-based approach

At Orthodontic Specialists, we emphasize the importance of evidence-based practices. The AAO highlights the limited scientific evidence supporting the “Mewing” technique, which raises concerns about its effectiveness.

Orthodontic considerations

Though you may understand the gist of mewing, attempting it without professional guidance may pose risks to your orthodontic health.

Prime example: incorrect tongue posture or pressure could potentially impact the alignment of your teeth and jaws.

Individualized care

We understand that every person’s oral and facial anatomy is unique.

What works for one individual may not yield the same results for another.

Our orthodontists are here to assess your specific needs and provide personalized recommendations. You won’t receive that with techniques you discover online.

However, we encourage you to reach out when you find something interesting, and we’ll provide you with our professional opinion about it.

The role of professional guidance

Dr. Silvestre taking care of a dental patient

Speaking of professional advice, orthodontic treatment, and facial development are complex processes.

They require the expertise of qualified professionals, like those at Orthodontic Specialists.

Above all, we suggest you prioritize your oral and facial health.

And here’s what we recommend you can do to accomplish that:

Consult our orthodontists

If you have questions or concerns regarding your facial aesthetics, oral health, or bite alignment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our certified orthodontists.

They will thoroughly assess your condition and recommend appropriate treatment options.

And anytime you have questions like “What is mewing?” please don’t hesitate to ask.

Receive personalized treatment

Our orthodontists offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and goals. They possess the knowledge and experience to address facial and oral concerns effectively.

Trust in evidence-based care

At Orthodontic Specialists, we rely on evidence-based practices rooted in scientific research. Our priority is to help you achieve desirable results safely and efficiently.

Final thoughts

While trends like the “Mewing” technique may pique your interest, we want you to prioritize your oral and facial health. We want you to make sound decisions.

By entrusting certified orthodontic professionals like those at Orthodontic Specialists, you ensure you receive expert guidance and evidence-based care.

If you have questions or concerns about your facial aesthetics or oral health, please get in touch with us for a consultation.

Our orthodontist and team are here to assist using our expert knowledge and the latest information.

Your well-being is our utmost priority, and we’re here to help you achieve the best possible results through safe and proven methods.


We’re located in SoudertonThis link opens a new tab to Google Maps. But we’re easily accessible toward those in Harleysville, Hatfield, Hilltown, Sellersville, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Lansdale.

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