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Reset TMJ

Today's topic is all about improving the symmetry of your face by resetting your TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Our daily activities such as eating, talking, and drinking can lead to asymmetry in our face, but there are ways to minimize it. So let's dive into how to reset your TMJ for a more symmetrical appearance. The most crucial factor for a symmetrical face is the TMJ joint, responsible for the movement of the jaw. Note that TMJ is not the same as TMJ pain, everyone has it, but not everyone experiences pain. When we eat, we do not move our jaws, in the same way, each time, and it may appear as we do, but it's not the case. If one side is dominant, we tend to move our jaw like this, although it's difficult to describe accurately.

1. Check and identify which side has a bigger bump

To minimize asymmetry in our face caused by eating, we need to practice eating with both sides of our mouth equally. If you haven't watched our video on how to eat, I recommend you check it out. Once you understand the concept of eating 50/50, let's move on to the next step. To start, use two fingers to feel for the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in front of your ear. Gently move your jaw side to side and feel for any bumps or movement in the joint. Be sure to do this slowly, as you may not feel anything if you move too quickly.

2. Press in the bumpy side

You already know which side has the bigger bump, right? So, this time, you're going to press in when you drop your jaw to prevent that bump from moving out too much. You can use your two fingers and move them around to find the exact point where you feel the big bone coming out.

Summary

To achieve a symmetrical face, we must pay attention to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which contributes to facial symmetry. It's crucial to eat with both sides of our mouth equally, as we tend to move our jaws dominantly, leading to asymmetry. Using two fingers to identify the TMJ, we should move our jaw slowly from side to side to feel any bumps or movement. Once we identify the dominant side, we can press in on the bumpy side when dropping our jaw to prevent it from moving out too much. Practicing consistent effort with these steps can lead to significant improvements in facial symmetry.
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