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Interesting forces when changing lower jaw position!  

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drunkwithcoffee
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Need some expert input here.

I just realized I've been giving myself a slight underbite when mewing.  I guess somehow this makes it easier to make contact with the soft palate.  My natural bite is a very slight overbite.

When I correct this and move my lower jaw back to maintain my normal bite lineup while also raising the posterior third, as well as when I move it just a tiny bit further back so that my molars align, I experience a lot of tension in my lower jaw.  Feels like the kind of force that could remold it.

Should I keep doing this, or will it lead to TMJ problems?  Should I just be letting myself experience a slight underbite while mewing?

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Posted : 30/08/2019 1:12 am
Kyte
 Kyte
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Hi,

If your occlusion Is fine don't alter it It with mewing. Keep your normal bite, in particular if your back molars make contact. Rather improve your upper lip seal.

 

 

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Posted : 30/08/2019 3:16 am
drunkwithcoffee
Trusted Member

@Kyte, makes sense, thanks for the input!

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Posted : 30/08/2019 4:25 pm