According to orthodontist here are few different ways to slightly change your face shape, help you develop stronger facial structure and jawline structure non-surgically. One of them is Mewing, and I guess cat meowing just crossed your mind!

Mewing is a technique attributed to a British orthodontist Mike Mew that involves putting pressure on the roof of your mouth with your tongue to try and change the shape of your face by moving your maxilla up and forwards with the lateral pressure of your tongue.

Most people believe that the way we look is 100% determined by our genetics, but this is not true. As you can exercise to get a six-pack, make your muscles bigger and reshaped, over time you can also expect that your bones and joints will adapt. Same the principle can be used to adjust your face, besides your genetics.

In case you are not happy how your face structure looks - Either you accept your face structure, do surgery, or start mewing.


Basically, it’s pushing your tongue against your palate, against the top of your mouth while the mouth is closed and your molar teeth are resting on each other. The concept of changing your face it’s not only associated with mewing, but with chewing tough foods, gum and breathing through your nose. This is not a quick fix, and it can take months to years to see a change. The most important is to do it consistently.


  • Close your mouth, so you start breathing through your nose.

  • Let your molars to rest on top of each other, while your back teeth should be touching, not clenched.

  • Push your entire tongue until the roof of your mouth, the tongue should be pushing your upper palate.

  • Very important, you need that pressure going into the center of your skull.

  • Keep repeating this several times, every day.


  • Don’t let your tongue press against your teeth for dental reasons, always pull it a bit back, so it doesn’t touch your teeth at all, it might result in crooked teeth.
  • Take care of your neck and head posture, if you have bad head posture you will be just losing your time, so if you don’t know how to make it, stand next to the wall and put your back and head straight with the wall.

  • Make it a habit, not an exercise, have patience, and maximize your genetic potential. Despite genetics, people with perfect jawline and face structure are just having a proper tongue posture, and they never developed bad habits that we are trying to correct. Mewing will not only help you to shape your jawline, but it will also improve your nasal breathing and make you aware of your posture.

    First what mewing will do is make you aware of your resting tongue posture and improve it, which will lead to facial changes. The same effect is done when you start your diet, even if you are not immediately losing weight, you are aware of the food you are eating, and it makes you pay attention to it. Consistency is the key to success!