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Mewing only works if you already have a wide enough palate/jaw

Zygos
Active Member

Otherwise you will only block your airways which automatically leads to mouth breathing, bad tongue position

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Topic starter Posted : 18/08/2018 1:42 pm
maubes
New Member

True. They must recognize already that there are people who have narrow facial maxilla and mandible and need to expand to create wider dimensions and breath more easily

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Posted : 18/08/2018 2:06 pm
EddieMoney
Reputable Member

Well this is why expander machines exist; so that people can widen their palate to fit their tongue later on.

They say 38mm is the ideal starting intermolar to get benefits. I will say that even with my narrow face my palate started wider than most. 

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Posted : 18/08/2018 3:21 pm
Abdulrahman
Reputable Member

I somewhat agree with this but for a different reason. Having limited space (especially transverse) reduces the tongue's ability to posture and function properly.

my story: http://www.aljabri.com/blog/my-story/

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Posted : 18/08/2018 4:01 pm
SUGR1
Active Member

There are so many other factors. Another one I think key is tongue ties. 

Many people can not even put their tongue up to their palate and with those restrictions mewing will simply not work. Or they may think in their frame of mind they are mewing but not really doing it properly. 

There are fantastic studies by ENTs like Dr Bobby Ghaheri who many would say is the authority on tongue and ties in the USA. He has a blog on square space which I would recommend anyone with ties etc to read. 

His article in 2017 (pubmed 29787680) shows how anterior tongue ties when released is simply not enough to facilitate proper mid and posterior tongue seals on to the palate in children for breastfeeding and other issues. This for me is huge! If the young ones can not accomodate what chance does an adult have when their fascia and ligaments have been much more stiff and resistant to stretch. 

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Posted : 18/08/2018 7:07 pm
SUGR1
Active Member

There are so many other factors. Another one I think key is tongue ties. 

Many people can not even put their tongue up to their palate and with those restrictions mewing will simply not work. Or they may think in their frame of mind they are mewing but not really doing it properly. 

There are fantastic studies by ENTs like Dr Bobby Ghaheri who many would say is the authority on tongue and ties in the USA. He has a blog on square space which I would recommend anyone with ties etc to read. 

His article in 2017 (pubmed 29787680) shows how anterior tongue ties when released is simply not enough to facilitate proper mid and posterior tongue seals on to the palate in children for breastfeeding and other issues. This for me is huge! If the young ones can not accomodate what chance does an adult have when their fascia and ligaments have been much more stiff and resistant to stretch. 

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Posted : 18/08/2018 7:07 pm
Rockyp33
Reputable Member

so we need to get the posterior tongue tie released? 

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Posted : 18/08/2018 10:28 pm