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Asymmetrical mewing

There are two types of asymmetrical mewing. Type one involves the tongue being tilted towards one side, with more pressure on that side. Type two appears symmetrical but has more pressure on one side. Almost everyone does some form of asymmetrical mewing, but we want to minimize it to improve facial symmetry.

Determine the problem

1. Tongue touching the other side

Determine which side of the tongue is dominant. To do this, observe which side you chew more on, as this indicates the stronger side of the tongue. Alternatively, use a mirror to check for asymmetry or touch the masseter muscles to feel for which side is stronger. Relax your facial muscles, close your mouth, and focus on the tongue posture to determine the dominant side. You can also swallow saliva to feel which side you use more.

2. Unbalance tongue pressure

Intentionally make the less dominant side of the tongue more asymmetrical. In the example given, the dominant side is identified, and the less dominant side should be tilted slightly to increase the weight on that side. This can be achieved by intentionally tilting the tongue or using saliva swallowing.

Solution part

1. Find out which side is dominant

I know it can be difficult to grasp, but once you understand which side of your tongue is dominant, the rest should make sense. First, determine which side of your tongue is stronger. In my case, it's this side. Then, intentionally tilt the tongue towards the non-dominant side, and swallow slowly to bring it back to the center.

2. Try to balance the tongue pressure

Intentionally tilting the tongue towards the non-dominant side with more weight and pressure, and gradually balancing the tongue pressure by consciously maintaining a centered tongue posture during slow saliva swallowing can help in achieving an asymmetrical and balanced tongue, as explained in the above messages.


The concept of asymmetrical mewing involves the tongue being tilted towards one side or having more pressure on one side, which can lead to facial asymmetry. To minimize asymmetrical mewing, it is important to determine which side of the tongue is dominant and intentionally balance the tongue pressure by tilting the tongue towards the less dominant side and gradually bringing it back to the center through slow saliva swallowing. This can improve facial symmetry over time.

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