Pioneered by Dr. Mike Mew, mewing is the weird and wonderful practice of positioning your tongue against the roof of your mouth, which supposedly improves your health and appearance.
But does changing your tongue posture really improve your face shape (especially your chin, cheekbones, and jawline), fix crooked teeth, and make you breathe better!? Apparently it does.
For this article, I’ve compiled a list of seven mewing transformations with before and after photos, so that you can see some of the effects mewing has had on both males and females, young and old.
Guys’ Mewing Progress: Before and After
Alright — enough talk! Let’s jump into the male mewing progress photos we’ve collected for this post. In total, I found four of them. These mewing transformations range from a single month to four months in duration, and the results are really quite interesting!
2 Months of Progress
What is immediately apparent in this transformation is the strong, defined jawline in the after photo, which definitely wasn’t there before. Of course, a certain amount of the visible change has to be attributed to the slightly different angles in these two photos, but some change in the lower jaw is hard to deny.
One other mewing effect you can notice in these progress pictures is the forward advancement of the maxilla: the skull’s central bone. You can see this change best if you look at the upper lip in the before and after photos — the entire mid-face looks like it has been pushed forward! Dr. Mike Mew says this is one of the biggest effects of proper tongue posture.
Considering that mewing is said to work best in teenagers, these adult mewing results are particularly remarkable.
1 Month of Progress
These impressive one month mewing before and after photos come from an eighteen-year-old Reddit user. Although the lighting and facial position are different in these two photos, there still appears to be some progress.
The most notable change in this particular before-and-after is the stronger jaw position. While the chin recedes considerably from the lips in the before photo (left), a month of mewing appears to have begun correcting this by strengthening the jawline.
Also, the skin around the cheek area appears to be more taught; this could be due to concurrent weight loss, or improved swallowing habits.
4 Months of Progress
These mewing before and after photos show a seventeen-year-old male on both ends of his four month mewing journey. While the before photo (left) was clearly taken from further back than the after photo, the jawline seems to have improved thanks to correct tongue posture.
In addition to the facial shape, another effect you might notice in this set of progress pictures is the healthier, closed position of the lips in the after photo. This might be because the mewing technique requires you to keep your mouth closed.
3 Months of Progress
Here are the before and after photos taken across a three month mewing transformation. Thankfully, the lighting and facial position in these two photos are a lot more consistent than in the previous examples, which makes it easier to compare face shapes.
While the jawline does appear stronger in the after photo, these results also show a significant improvement in general upper-body posture.
Girls’ Mewing Progress: Before and After
For now, that’s it for our male mewing before and after photos. That leaves us with the female mewing results, which also show considerable improvements!
1 Month of Progress
Whereas the other transformation photos in this article focus on face shape — especially the position of the lower jaw and maxilla — these progress photos focus in on the change in teeth alignment across just one month of mewing.
This female before-and-after comparison appears to show a slight, natural improvement in the alignment of teeth. I definitely wasn’t expecting to find that when researching mewing results! Could this really be the work of mewing, or is it just the brighter lighting making us see things?
9 Months of Progress
These incredible nine month mewing results pictures are taken from the front, for a change! As usual, the lighting is a little different in the two photos — but the facial position is almost identical.
The effects of mewing are two-fold in this transformation. For starters, you can see how the chin takes on a stronger position (as in previous before and after photos), pulling the lower lip forward with it. Secondly, mewing appears to have given the cheeks a more slender, angular look, especially with regards to the jawline.
10 Months of Progress
This ten month transformation looks like it was also accompanied with some weight loss. In any case, the mewing effects in these before and after photos are centered on the mouth.
As in other progress photos in this article, the entire jaw has moved forward. More interesting in this photo is the upper lip. In the after photo (right), ten months of mewing appears to have pushed the entire maxilla (the large bone below and around the nose) forward into a more prominent position.
Also, some change is visible in the definition of the face — as you can see by looking at the cheeklines to the immediate left of the nose.
My Advice on How to Mew
Many people think that mewing is just about placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth, but the truth is that there’s so much more to it.
If you want to learn to mew, I would highly suggest you read my comprehensive guide to mewing technique.
How to Take Great Before and After Photos
If you’re starting your own facial transformation, you probably want to take your own set of before and after photos. Like me, you might be frustrated with just how poorly the progress pics on this list were taken.
Here are some tips on how you can take great mewing before and after photos:
- Use the same lighting (artificial lighting is easiest to control)
- Sit in the exact same position (use markings on your wall, desk, or counter to help orient yourself)
- Ask someone else to take the photos for you (they can compare side-by-side to make sure the angle and lighting is the same)
Otherwise, good luck on your journey, and make sure to read my complete mewing guide!