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darby_jones
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Hi all. I have some progress to report. As you can see, the first 3 months there was a lot of change in my chin area. The next months, maybe I started slacking a bit or something, or the changes leveled off a bit. 

In between the progress photos, I would pick something to work on. At first I was just working on posture, but then after seeing some progress, I tried to work on perfecting lip seal, which is pretty hard for me. Now I am going to start really focusing on swallowing, since that is just hard to keep in mind. 

I'm 35 and had an expander, braces and extraction of 4 premolars when I was about 13, but I kept my wisdom teeth. I have the classic orthodontist flat face/buggy eyes. (but hey, straight front top teeth. Thanks Dr. Hack!)

I have always slept with my mouth open, and need to tape it closed every night to maintain lip seal. At first I felt so energized from this, but that has leveled off some. My sleep app tells me I rarely snore when I am taped, therefore I don't worry much about sleeping position. My default is left side.

I also have a wicked asymmetry through my whole body. My right foot turns outward when I walk, and it seems like the changes stream upward from there all the way to my forehead. I am trying to combat this with mindful posture during work outs, such as weighted squats and walking with a focus on foot position. 

I would love feedback or advice, as long as its not of the "you're an ugly hag" variety. Thanks!

 

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Posted : 24/10/2019 4:12 am
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Mewinator
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Good posture starts from head. I think your asymmetrical posture can be corrected from proper tongue posture itself.

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Posted : 30/10/2019 1:12 pm
Mewinator
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Also do you still sleep with your mouth open ?

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Posted : 30/10/2019 1:31 pm
darby_jones
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@mewinator

Nope. I tape it shut. But I can't commit to sleeping only in one position, I roll all over. 

Also about body posture, it takes a lot of conscious control on my part not to hunch my shoulders and stick my butt out.  In fact my shoulders have sort of grown forward so that i can't get into proper posture without difficulty. I don't think I'm going to be one of those miracle cases where the asymmetry goes away on its own.

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Posted : 01/11/2019 5:17 am
Loliboly
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@darby_jones

I can’t detect any changes. Could you point them out to me?

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Posted : 01/11/2019 5:36 pm
Mewinator
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@darby_jones

I get what you are talking about. I too had a forward posture with butt sticking out and a weak core in spite working out every day. Also, asymmetrical walking gait. 

I practiced mewing last year, but, I got no results because I did it improperly.

Just a while ago I realized that, one has to strengthen and control the tongue from it's root. Once I was able to do that my neck posture improved along with it the asymmetrical gait and core engagement. Controlling and strengthening tongue is going to be difficult so DON'T GIVE UP on that. 

I don't really recommend taping the mouth for nasal breathing, because once you strengthen the tongue and paste it over the upper palate you will automatically do nasal breathing.

My recommendation will be that to do high rep squats, pushups, pullups and back bridge holds while consciously engaging the whole tongue. This way, you will be mindful of both your tongue and it's relation to your posture. 

For more reading I will link you this site ( https://tmdocclusion.com/home/total-body-health/body-posture/)

Hope it helps.

 

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Posted : 02/11/2019 2:59 am
darby_jones
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@mewinator

This site is great, I will be spending some time with it.

BTW, I don't do the tape for mouth breathing actually, just to keep my mouth shut.  I often wake up and realize I am mewing/nose breathing but I got no lip seal. 

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Posted : 08/11/2019 6:07 am
darby_jones
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Posted by: @loliboly

@darby_jones

I can’t detect any changes. Could you point them out to me?

Really? Sad. I guess I can see it because it's my face. 

Between the first and second photo is the most change. My jaw, chin and lips reversed their downward drag. In the last photo the change from the second is subtle, but you can see less tension in the chin if you look closely. I attribute this to working on lip seal between photos. In all photos I am in mewing position (lips together, teeth together, tongue on the roof of the mouth) but otherwise relaxed.

If you are looking for forward maxilliary growth, unfortunately, there is almost none. Like I said before, I am focusing on proper swallow now, so I am hoping the next photo will show some change there. 

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Posted : 08/11/2019 6:19 am
LizzyBennet
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I can see your the chin has got sharper and less round. But it also looks like there is less chin projection now, your jawline has become less defined and you have developed Marionette lines?? Is this the case in real life or is it just the photos?

I think overall your side profile looks more attractive than before. Well done! I hope I will be able to achieve results like yours. I've only just recently ditched my retainers, so I've a long way to go..

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Posted : 08/11/2019 6:41 am
darby_jones
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Posted by: @lizzybennet

I can see your the chin has got sharper and less round. But it also looks like there is less chin projection now, your jawline has become less defined and you have developed Marionette lines?? Is this the case in real life or is it just the photos?

I think overall your side profile looks more attractive than before. Well done! I hope I will be able to achieve results like yours. I've only just recently ditched my retainers, so I've a long way to go..

I freaked out when I read "marionette lines" and made another comparison. I only have these front photos, and they are totally distorted because they are from a cell phone and lit on different sides. I don't think I have marionette lines,but the nasolabial fold (smile lines) may have gotten more pronounced. This is probably due to fixing the bad habit of letting my face hang before I discovered mews, and now I may be over-compensating. I have a few other photos from regular life where I am not smiling and they seem to back this up. 

Your thoughts?

 

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Posted : 08/11/2019 8:58 am
LizzyBennet
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@darby_jones

In these photos it looks like your face got shorter (more balanced) and your eye bags reduced too! No Marionette lines.

Yes, the nasolabial folds look like they got a bit deeper. Have you lost weight in between the two photos?

In any case, you definitely look more attractive in the after photo. The difference is quite clear, I must say!

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Posted : 08/11/2019 10:38 am
Mewinator
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@darby_jones

I would also like to add that there is a relation between the hyoid bone and the tongue. From my personal experience, consciously engaging hyoid bone and the tongue corrected my forward posture and strengthened the tongue.

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Posted : 11/11/2019 1:09 am
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