Fix Asymmetrical Jaw & Face (In Under 1 Minute a Day)

Fixing Jaw Asymmetry: A Quick Exercise Sequence

Are you noticing unevenness or asymmetry in your jaw? Don’t fret. This simple exercise routine can help address jaw deviations, asymmetry, or popping, promoting facial balance and comfort in just a few minutes.

Step 1: Relax the Masseter

The masseter is your jaw clenching muscle. If it’s tight, it can limit jaw motion.

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This helps it relax.

Steps:

  • Apply gentle pressure to your masseter muscles with your fingers.
  • Open your mouth wide for a stretch, repeating five to ten times.
  • This relaxes facial muscles, preparing for the sequence.

Step 2: Correct Jaw Deviation

Next, we need to work the opposing lateral pterygoid muscle to help the jaw move in the opposite direction.

Materials: Towel roll.

Steps:

  • Lie on your back with knees bent and a towel rolled under your neck.
  • Move your jaw forward away from the deviated side, holding for a 5-10 count. Do 5-10 total reps
  • This helps correct jaw misalignment and strengthens muscles.

Step 3: Coordinate Tongue and Jaw

If you can get the tongue and jaw to move in the opposite direction, this enhances the motion. 

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Steps:

  • Focus on moving the tongue of your jaw.
  • Push your tongue against the cheek opposite the deviation.

Step 4: Integrate Neck Rotation

The key piece to fixing the uneven jaw is by driving the opposite neck rotation. If your jaw needs to deviate right, you need to turn your head to the left. 

Steps:

  • While moving your jaw and tongue, turn your head in the opposite direction.
  • Hold the position while breathing deeply for sets of five to ten breaths.
  • This integrates neck rotation, essential for facial symmetry.

Sum Up

By incorporating these exercises into your routine, you can address jaw asymmetry and discomfort. Consistency is key, so aim to practise these exercises regularly for optimal results. 

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