In a world where everything has been built for our convenience it’s no wonder that we are facing side effects from various areas of our lives.

For example our technology and viewing abilities are better which has led to shorter attention spans and more saturated dopamine synapses.

We barely walk anywhere and use lifts instead of stairs, unsurprisingly our hips have begun to change shape and become less flexible.

With all of these changes it wouldn’t be a stretch to think of our faces and general body postures changing shape due to daily habits and bone remodelling.

That’s exactly what we asked Dr Mike Mew when we met him at his offices just outside London.

Mike Mew is an orthotropics specialist, he helps people remodel their faces based on muscle usage and oral posture.

It’s common belief that how you look is genetic, and can only be changed via plastic surgery, liposuction or via other treatment.

However after being in Mike Mews offices and seeing the before and after pictures we were astonished.

For anyone who would like to know how to get rid of a double chin, how to get a better jawline or even how to get hollow cheeks Mike has all of the answers.

We asked Mike is modern life making us uglier? Watch the 16 minute documentary below.

Summary

Dr Mike Mew spoke about various topics that many people might not understand without prior knowledge of orthotropics. Therefore we have provided summary notes with explanations below.

 

Muscle usage

When Mike mentions muscle usage he is talking about the amount of work the jaw muscles have to do and the amount of force that they are asked to express.

By chewing soft foods such as mashed potato or boiled rice, our jaw muscles are getting very little usage which leads to the first facial weakness.

 

Tongue posture

Mike Mew is referring to where your tongue sits in the mouth. Many do not realise how much strength the tongue has or how large it is.

Your tongue should sit on the roof of your mouth spreading out across the palette between your teeth. This creates more space which leads to better oral posture. Many who do not have good tongue posture have fallen victim to teeth crowding as their tongues are not there to support the face.

It’s important to remember that your tongue goes back pretty far. Mike Mew encourages people to keep the posterior third (The back part of the tongue) on the roof of the mouth also as it’s more important than the front.

 

Abs walk

The abs walk is what it says on the tin. Mike Mew encourages people to walk upright letting their abs work to their full capacity. In the modern era we are constantly slouched over or led back in lazy positions which doesn’t help. Add to this the fact that barely anyone walks anymore and we have an issue with body posture.

 

Tongue chewing

Tongue chewing is a technique developed by Mike Mew where he encourages people to take a piece of normal gum, roll it up into a little ball and then force it with their tongue against the roof of their mouths over and over again.

The aim of this exercise is to push the maxilla bone upwards and forwards.

 

Maxilla and jawbone

The maxilla bone is the main bone that makes up the centre of your face. It connects to the teeth, the cheekbones, the forehead and the nose bone. It makes sense that the positioning of this bone improves the overall appearance of ones face.

As Mike Mew mentioned, the jaw or mandible is slave to the maxilla bone. If your tongue positioning is good, your maxilla bone will move upwards and forwards. As the maxilla moves forwards the jawbone follows and meets it like a door hinge.

In short if you are wondering how to get a better jawline, then driving your maxilla upwards and forwards is the best way to do this, forget all of the videos on YouTube that talk about jaw exercises they’re a waste of time.

 

 

Swallowing technique and suckling

If you’re wondering how to get hollow cheeks then you need to consider your swallowing technique. Most people will use a suckling technique that we all used as babies.

This activates the buccinator muscle which is responsible for giving the appearance of either hollow cheeks or puffy cheeks.

If you look at most Asian people, you’ll find that they have rounder faces. This has been created from their diets. A lot of their food involves sucking and little chewing which will naturally increase the size of the buccinator muscle in order to make that job easier in the future.

 

How to get rid of a double chin

The dreaded double chin is something that nobody wants, the appearance can make someone especially men look weak.

Mike Mew talks about multiple factors being responsible for having a weak chin.

1. Weak jaw muscles

2. Open mouth posture

3. Downward head position from using technology far too often

4. Backwards positioned maxilla bone

If you want to get rid of a double chin, then you need to improve your tongue positioning so that it’s on the roof of your mouth. You need to eat tougher foods and you need to stop looking downwards at technology on an hourly basis.

Mike Mew encourages people to also keep their mouths closed, however this should happen naturally as the tongue and jaw muscles strengthen.

 

How to get higher cheekbones

Having model cheekbone comes from one thing, keeping your tongue on the roof of the mouth so that your maxilla bone can move upwards and push your cheekbones higher.

It also helps if your tongue is spread out on the roof of your mouth as it creates a wider face from increased space between your teeth. By doing this your cheekbones will appear not only higher but wider too which is what models and supermodels have.

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 6 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris has been practicing orthotropics since finding Mike Mew on YouTube 3 years ago. Kris was also in the documentary as the voice interviewing Mike who he met with in late 2018 to discuss orthotropics.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.

In a world where everything has been built for our convenience it’s no wonder that we are facing side effects from various areas of our lives.

For example our technology and viewing abilities are better which has led to shorter attention spans and more saturated dopamine synapses.

We barely walk anywhere and use lifts instead of stairs, unsurprisingly our hips have begun to change shape and become less flexible.

With all of these changes it wouldn’t be a stretch to think of our faces and general body postures changing shape due to daily habits and bone remodelling.

That’s exactly what we asked Dr Mike Mew when we met him at his offices just outside London.

Mike Mew is an orthotropics specialist, he helps people remodel their faces based on muscle usage and oral posture.

It’s common belief that how you look is genetic, and can only be changed via plastic surgery, liposuction or via other treatment.

However after being in Mike Mews offices and seeing the before and after pictures we were astonished.

For anyone who would like to know how to get rid of a double chin, how to get a better jawline or even how to get hollow cheeks Mike has all of the answers.

We asked Mike is modern life making us uglier? Watch the 16 minute documentary below.

 

Summary

Dr Mike Mew spoke about various topics that many people might not understand without prior knowledge of orthotropics. Therefore we have provided summary notes with explanations below.

 

Muscle usage

When Mike mentions muscle usage he is talking about the amount of work the jaw muscles have to do and the amount of force that they are asked to express.

By chewing soft foods such as mashed potato or boiled rice, our jaw muscles are getting very little usage which leads to the first facial weakness.

 

Tongue posture

Mike Mew is referring to where your tongue sits in the mouth. Many do not realise how much strength the tongue has or how large it is.

Your tongue should sit on the roof of your mouth spreading out across the palette between your teeth. This creates more space which leads to better oral posture. Many who do not have good tongue posture have fallen victim to teeth crowding as their tongues are not there to support the face.

It’s important to remember that your tongue goes back pretty far. Mike Mew encourages people to keep the posterior third (The back part of the tongue) on the roof of the mouth also as it’s more important than the front.

 

Abs walk

The abs walk is what it says on the tin. Mike Mew encourages people to walk upright letting their abs work to their full capacity. In the modern era we are constantly slouched over or led back in lazy positions which doesn’t help. Add to this the fact that barely anyone walks anymore and we have an issue with body posture.

Tongue chewing

Tongue chewing is a technique developed by Mike Mew where he encourages people to take a piece of normal gum, roll it up into a little ball and then force it with their tongue against the roof of their mouths over and over again.

The aim of this exercise is to push the maxilla bone upwards and forwards.

Maxilla and jawbone

The maxilla bone is the main bone that makes up the centre of your face. It connects to the teeth, the cheekbones, the forehead and the nose bone. It makes sense that the positioning of this bone improves the overall appearance of ones face.

As Mike Mew mentioned, the jaw or mandible is slave to the maxilla bone. If your tongue positioning is good, your maxilla bone will move upwards and forwards. As the maxilla moves forwards the jawbone follows and meets it like a door hinge.

In short if you are wondering how to get a better jawline, then driving your maxilla upwards and forwards is the best way to do this, forget all of the videos on YouTube that talk about jaw exercises they’re a waste of time.

Swallowing technique and suckling

If you’re wondering how to get hollow cheeks then you need to consider your swallowing technique. Most people will use a suckling technique that we all used as babies.

This activates the buccinator muscle which is responsible for giving the appearance of either hollow cheeks or puffy cheeks.

If you look at most Asian people, you’ll find that they have rounder faces. This has been created from their diets. A lot of their food involves sucking and little chewing which will naturally increase the size of the buccinator muscle in order to make that job easier in the future.

How to get rid of a double chin

The dreaded double chin is something that nobody wants, the appearance can make someone especially men look weak.

Mike Mew talks about multiple factors being responsible for having a weak chin.

1. Weak jaw muscles

2. Open mouth posture

3. Downward head position from using technology far too often

4. Backwards positioned maxilla bone

If you want to get rid of a double chin, then you need to improve your tongue positioning so that it’s on the roof of your mouth. You need to eat tougher foods and you need to stop looking downwards at technology on an hourly basis.

Mike Mew encourages people to also keep their mouths closed, however this should happen naturally as the tongue and jaw muscles strengthen.

How to get higher cheekbones

Having model cheekbone comes from one thing, keeping your tongue on the roof of the mouth so that your maxilla bone can move upwards and push your cheekbones higher.

It also helps if your tongue is spread out on the roof of your mouth as it creates a wider face from increased space between your teeth. By doing this your cheekbones will appear not only higher but wider too which is what models and supermodels have.

 

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 6 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris has been practicing orthotropics since finding Mike Mew on YouTube 3 years ago. Kris was also in the documentary as the voice interviewing Mike who he met with in late 2018 to discuss orthotropics.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.