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Can mewing fix a recessed chin?  

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JFLboyos
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I know for a fact that I have a recessed chin. My overbite has been corrected over time since I was like 15 (I’m 18 now). My maxilla is also recessed, that’s for a fact. 

My question is that, can mewing actually make the chin come forward? If you actually look at X-rays of a recessed chin, you’d see that even if the mandible moved forward the chin would still be recessed, since it would be “behind” the area slightly under your lower teeth. 

Take the left image I attached of a recessed chin for example, and compare it with the right X-ray of purely recessed mandible. The chin in the other pic is even to the right of the area beneath the lower teeth. 

Btw, my side profile is extremely similar to the left pic.  

Not sure what caused my chin to be recessed, but I have a theory that only my teeth moved together when the overbite closed, which resulted in a hidden recessed mandible and left the chin to appear receding. 

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Posted : 01/10/2018 5:48 pm
drunkwithcoffee
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EddieMoney
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Yes. If the pitch of the maxilla is rotated counterclockwise the mandible upswings and "untucks" itself from your neck. 

What mewing CANNOT change is the size of your mandible or the distance from incisors to pogonion (aka the actual size of your bony projection of the chin). If your mandible is naturally small however it will still look a million times better with a forward maxilla since the mandible is now able to slide (protract) forward with the added room from palate expansion and the upswing of the maxilla pitch. 

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Posted : 01/10/2018 10:47 pm
richardthunder
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Posted by: EddieMoney

Yes. If the pitch of the maxilla is rotated counterclockwise the mandible upswings and "untucks" itself from your neck. 

What mewing CANNOT change is the size of your mandible or the distance from incisors to pogonion (aka the actual size of your bony projection of the chin). If your mandible is naturally small however it will still look a million times better with a forward maxilla since the mandible is now able to slide (protract) forward with the added room from palate expansion and the upswing of the maxilla pitch. 

Where can I find average chin width? Can mewing help get rid of the little fat store between the chin and lower lip?

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Posted : 02/10/2018 1:18 am
dopafacker
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what do you mean so its over for me i have 5 mm overjet

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Posted : 27/05/2019 6:51 am
thegreatsage
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Could the lack of bony projection of the chin be the result of teeth having been moved forward in relation to the mandible with braces, as is shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cABYCQNVnE ?

If so, how can this be reversed?

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Posted : 27/05/2019 11:03 am
darkindigo
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The movement of the chin forward is all individual.   There are many different variables at play, all unique to the person.

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Posted : 27/05/2019 11:33 am
EddieMoney
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Keep in mind also that mentalis muscle usage can develop the soft tissue around the chin. Every millimeter helps!

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Posted : 28/05/2019 8:13 am
Jawanomics
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Posted by: EddieMoney

Keep in mind also that mentalis muscle usage can develop the soft tissue around the chin. Every millimeter helps!

 

How would you grow those? Just steroids?

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Posted : 28/05/2019 7:26 pm
EddieMoney
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Posted by: Jawanomics
Posted by: EddieMoney

Keep in mind also that mentalis muscle usage can develop the soft tissue around the chin. Every millimeter helps!

 

How would you grow those? Just steroids?

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Changing how you talk can put repetitive strain on this muscle. In other words move your lower lip in a more exaggerated fashion. I see people with strong chins do this when they talk.

The problem I have experienced is downswing can minimize the use of this muscle. I counteract this with mandible protraction (jaw jutting) when talking and this increases the use of this muscle a lot more. I feel it way more this way. 

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Posted : 28/05/2019 11:17 pm
dopafacker
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so its over for people have over jet?

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Posted : 12/07/2019 11:45 am
Ldog
 Ldog
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Over use of mentalis muscle can damage the chin

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Posted : 24/07/2019 1:34 pm
bppp
 bppp
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@eddiemoney

How is the maxilla being rotated with the tongue? Is the root of the tongue doing this? 

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Posted : 01/11/2019 10:09 pm
gremlimgobble
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  • @eddiemoney I have a question... can mewing bring down your upper jaw so it Dosent look as vertical and more horizontal. Right now my jaw is like a vertical slope in a way. 

 

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Posted : 28/03/2020 8:25 pm
gremlimgobble
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  • @eddiemoney I have a question... can mewing bring down your upper jaw so it Dosent look as vertical and more horizontal. Right now my jaw is like a vertical slope in a way. 

 

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Posted : 28/03/2020 8:26 pm
EddieMoney
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Posted by: @gremlimgobble
  • @eddiemoney I have a question... can mewing bring down your upper jaw so it Dosent look as vertical and more horizontal. Right now my jaw is like a vertical slope in a way. 

 

Molars usually come down, lengthening the ramus. So yes. It counterlockwise rotates the jaw by bringing the rear part down. Of course this downward motion cannot occur without forward motion. So the rear tongue and front tongue (and middle too) should all be engaged to provide force in all directions. I don't know if this affects the occlusal plane (it may depending on the person's posture)

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Posted : 28/03/2020 9:23 pm
Oatmeal
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@eddiemoney

To attest to this, I focused on the back of the tongue for a long time, and neglected the mid and front. I think my cheekbones became high-set from this, and I feel a lot of free space in the part of the palate. However, the front of my palate is still pretty narrow.

so yeah I got to focus on all

 

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Posted : 02/04/2020 8:17 pm
EddieMoney
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Posted by: @oatmeal

@eddiemoney

To attest to this, I focused on the back of the tongue for a long time, and neglected the mid and front. I think my cheekbones became high-set from this, and I feel a lot of free space in the part of the palate. However, the front of my palate is still pretty narrow.

so yeah I got to focus on all

 

I had the same experience

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Posted : 03/04/2020 1:41 am
Azrael
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Posted by: @oatmeal

@eddiemoney

To attest to this, I focused on the back of the tongue for a long time, and neglected the mid and front. I think my cheekbones became high-set from this, and I feel a lot of free space in the part of the palate. However, the front of my palate is still pretty narrow.

so yeah I got to focus on all

For how long did you do it? What other changes did you observe?

 

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Posted : 03/04/2020 3:37 pm
Oatmeal
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@azrael

9ish months or something like that. It may appear my gonial angle had lowered to around ~120 degrees and soft-tissue improvements to the lips and jawline. Anything other than that I wouldn't know.

What I can say is that the soft palate feels more spacious for my tongue than the front and mid palate. It indicates to me that the soft and mid palate are just as important too.

 

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Posted : 03/04/2020 5:45 pm
Azrael
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Posted by: @oatmeal

@azrael

9ish months or something like that. It may appear my gonial angle had lowered to around ~120 degrees and soft-tissue improvements to the lips and jawline. Anything other than that I wouldn't know.

What I can say is that the soft palate feels more spacious for my tongue than the front and mid palate. It indicates to me that the soft and mid palate are just as important too.

 

Did eye support increase as well? Any increase in hooding?

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Posted : 03/04/2020 5:57 pm
Oatmeal
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@azrael

I already had hooded eyes before mewing, but I can guess they made them more hooded. I don't think my eye support improved that much, I still have some scleral show and tear troughs.

 

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Posted : 03/04/2020 8:18 pm
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gremlimgobble
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@eddiemoney 

Thank you!

 

 

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Posted : 04/04/2020 4:54 pm