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Interesting forces when changing lower jaw position!
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?