JAWFORCE Review – My Advice? Spend Your Money Elsewhere

  • by Matt Phelps

 Table of Contents

 🎬 Introduction
 🤔 What is Jawforce?
 🛠 How to Use Jawforce
 🪜 Jawforce Resistance Levels
 😍 Does Jawforce Work?
 ⚛️ Is Jawforce Dangerous?
 🛒 Where to Buy Jawforce
 💬 What Do Customers Say About Jawforce?
 ❌ Pros & Cons
 🎄 Jawforce Alternatives
 🏁 Conclusion

 

 

The biggest, most well-known type of jawline trainer, is the incisor-based type.

   Many medical professionals (and myself) believe that these are harmful to the jaw joint and teeth.

   Jawzrsize invented the category, and other companies made very similar products- like Jawforce.

   Jawforce differentiates itself from Jawzrsize via branding and packaging, otherwise it's a very similar product. It's only sold on Amazon and there's not much information on the company behind it. 

   I'll get straight to the point: I think Jawforce is a cruddy product. Based on the reviews, other customers think so too.

   

 

 

What is Jawforce?

CARVD is an exercise device designed to workout to your jaw.

   Essentially, it's a hollow, ball-shaped piece of rubber. It's got 2 silicon moulds (one the top and bottom) that are formed to the shape of your own bite. It makes it more comfortable to use.

   The idea is to provide much more resistance than food or chewing gum, to workout the muscles of the face, neck and jawline. The main muscle it aims to target is the masseter of the jaw.

   The masseter is the strongest muscle in the body and won't grow without "adding weight to the bar" or increasing the intensity.

   I totally believe in the theory that Jawforce is based on– that you can build the muscles in your face just like you can build your bicep, chest or quads.

   Whether Jawforce is an effective (and safe!) way to do that... is something we'll talk about down below.

   But I have seen first hand that facial exercisers definitely can tone, tighten the face and increase the size of the jaw muscles. Which is something the general public still hasn't accepted. 

Jawforce exercise equipment

Jawforce equipment with different resistance levels and shapes

  

 

  

How to Use Jawforce

So you've bought one and now you're ready to try it... exciting! But first, you've got to mould it to your teeth, that's what those white pads at the top and bottom are for.

DO NOT skip this step. This type of facial exerciser is considerably (a nice was of saying extremely) risky for your front incisor teeth

   Without adjusting the moulds, your increasing the odds even more that you'll chip or move a tooth. Follow these steps to "safely" use the tool:

 

STEP 1️⃣ – Get a small pot of water to boil fully. Then, place the Jaw Ball in that pot, gently with the help of a slotted spoon for twenty seconds

STEP 2️⃣ – Remove it from the boiling water and give it a quick shake to rinse off excess water

STEP 3️⃣ – Use a mirror to ensure that it faces outwards and that you have the right side up. Line up all those clear biting strips with the top and bottom front teeth of yours

STEP 4️⃣ – Bite into the Jaw Ball and use sufficient pressure so that your teeth make an impression

STEP 5️⃣ – Hold it for about ten seconds and remove after rinsing under cold tap water and you're done!

 

 

I have mixed feelings about how you have to shape the device. One one hand, it's good. Everyone's mouth, teeth and jaw is different and adjusting for this from a safety standpoint makes sense.

   Plus, you need to make groves for your teeth so the pressure you exert can be spread across multiple teeth.

   But on the other hand, it's even more dangerous if you set it wrong. You don't want to set the bite crooked, or with a slight overbite, or with a slight underbite.

   Because then you'll be training your jaw in that position and building a muscle balance for that particular position. We'll talk more about this down below.

 

 

 

Jawforce Resistance Levels

There's 3 different color-coded resistances for beginners, advanced or experts. Here's everything you need to know:

 

🥚 LEVEL 1: BLUE

Blue jawforce 

  • Level 1 – 40lbs of resistance

What I think: this is the safest version of Jawforce. I don't think incisor-based jawline exercisers should be any more than 20lbs of resistance, this one is 40lbs... but that's still much safer than the next 2 levels.

 

 

🐣 LEVEL 2: RED

Red jawforce 

  • Level 2 – 50lbs of resistance

What I think: the resistances at this level are dangerous for the jaw joint and force the temporalis muscle to takeover (more on than later). I recommend avoiding.

 

 

🐔 LEVEL 3: BLACK

 Black jawforce

  • Level 3 – 70lbs of resistance

What I think: this resistance is dangerous for the jaw joint and force the temporalis muscle to takeover (more on than later). I recommend avoiding.

  

 

  

  

Does Jawforce Work?

Depends what you mean. Does it work for what? Exercising your face? Improving your jawline?

   I'm going to assume the main thing you want to know, is whether Jawforce improves your jawline and overall appearance. And the complicated answer is...

   Yes, yes it does. Your masseter muscles will get larger and this will give a stronger looking jaw. But it works out other muscles more. And the end result isn't necessarily a more attractive face.

   Most stress is placed on the temporalis muscle on the sides of your head. The wider your mouth is open when applying force, the more the temporalis takes over from the masseter.

   A larger temporalis muscle makes your head look wider at the top as the muscle starts to bulge horizontally.

   Jawforce also stimulates the buccinator muscle which will ruin your chances of having the "hollow-cheek" look. It works out a lot of different muscles: there's hundreds of muscles in your face, head and neck.

   Every expression or movement you do "works out" hundreds of muscles. It's not about how many muscles you workout, but which ones are bearing the majority of the load.

   It does give you a workout. And that workout is a bad workout. I don't think it makes you look better.

   Deadlifting more than you can handle with awful form will still give you a good workout... but it will ruin your back as well. 

  

 

 

 

Is Jawforce Dangerous?

There are 2 main type of jawline exercisers:

  • ❌ Incisor-based – bite down with your front teeth
  • ✅ Molar-based – bite down with your back teeth

Types of jawline exercisersIncisor-based Jaw Trainer (left) use your front teeth to bite down. Molar-based use your back (molar) teeth to bite down (right)

 

Jawforce is an Incisor-Based type of jaw trainer. The bad type. Jawzrsize was the inventor of this category when they released their first model in 2016.

   Since then, the Molar-Based type of jaw trainer has been invented. It is a much healthier and more effective option.

 

incisor-based vs molar-based

An incisor-based trainer on the left. And a molar-based trainer on the right

 

 

3 Ways Jawforce and Other Incisor-Based Exercisers Are Dangerous

  • 🦷 Teeth – the incisor teeth were naturally designed for piercing and tearing. They are not suited for the high, repeated pressure of Jawforce. In the worst case this can lead to chipped, crooked, or broken teeth.
  • 📐 Jaw Joint & Muscles – the degree of stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) depends on how wide the mouth open and closes during exercise. Wide ranges of motion cause the TMJ to dislocate and re-adjust. This isn't the worse thin by itself, but add the constant load from Jawforce... then it's dangerous and causes significant wear and tear to the jaw joint. Jaw pain, cracking, arthritis and tension headaches are some of the potential side-effects. 
  • ☠️ Toxic Materials – repeatedly biting into a toxic plastic or rubber will ensure you ingest those toxic substances. It's unclear what Jawforce is made from or whether it has approval. The same can be said for most other jawline devices on the market. Make sure you check what the product is made of before you put it in your mouth.

 

Why Molar-Based Exercisers Are Superior 

  Molar-based exercisers sit on the molars. Because they're not big, the mouth only has open slightly during training.

   The range of motion is natural and the jaw joint was built to withstand this type of pressure. Chewing on molar-based is indistinguishable for the temporomandibular joint from chewing on a tough piece of meat.

This is what the flat surface of molar teeth was designed for.

 

How to Reduce the Risk of Damage When Using Jawforce

  • 🛑 Do not chew if the bottom mould wears down
  • 🛑 Stop if you feel pain
  • 🛑 Never chew fast, always slowly and controlled
  • 🛑 Do not fully open your mouth and release your bite pressure until there is no tension
  • 🛑 Do not workout for more than 10 minutes a day

 

 

 

 

Where to Buy Jawforce?

As far as I know, you can only buy Jawforce on their website. 

   

⛴ SHIPPING POLICY

 

They have no shipping policy.

 

🔄 RETURN POLICY

They have no return policy

 

 

 

What Do Customers Say About Jawforce?

 

 

✅ POSITIVE REVIEWS

  • I love this exerciser! My face does look better, especially my neck. Doesn't take long each day, just do it throughout the day. Very nice invention."
  • "Convenient and handy product that you can use anywhere; inside your car, at home, playing online games, etc."

       

          

        🥸 JAWFORCE WEBSITE

        They use their own reviews service on their website. Unfortunately that means they can easily write fake reviews and remove negative reviews from real customers.

           Based on how scammy Jawforce is, I would guess that they have done exactly that. It's very easy to do. So you can't place much trust in the reviews on their website.

         

        🍊 AMAZON

        Jawforce isn't available on Amazon.

          

         

        ⭐️ TRUSTPILOT

        A company's Trustpilot rating is their true rating. Because a Trustpilot rating can't be faked or manipulated – by anyone, no matter how much you pay.

           I don't know how they do it... but their algorithms and systems make it impossible to mislead future customers.

           Jawforce doesn't have any presence on Trustpilot. So we can't get a truthful picture of their products and service. When a company isn't on Trustpilot at all, usually that means they are a very small company with limited sales.

         

         

         

        Pros & Cons

        ✅ PROS

        • ...

         

        ❌ CONS

        • 🌝 Leads to a Round Face – it stimulates and grows the temporalis muscle WAY too much. This can have a severely negative effect on your facial aesthetics by widening the top half of your head- particularly above your ears
        • 🦴 Harmful for the Jaw Joint – the Jawforce device is too large and the jaw was not designed to apply high levels of force when it is so far open. Here I come TMJ, jaw joint arthritis, stiffness and clicking!
          • 🚨 Breaks Easily  the moulds that your teeth bite down into break quite quickly. Your incisor teeth are made for piercing after all. You either pay to replace them... or you continue using it without them and place even higher pressure on your front teeth
          • 🦷 Damages Your Teeth – this device applies all the pressure to your front incisor teeth. These teeth are made for piercing and tearing, NOT for grinding and applying high force like the molar teeth are. I'm surprised their aren't more stories of people damaging their teeth with Jawforce
          • 🤮 Produces Insane Amount of Saliva  you need to keep a bowl underneath your chin to catch all the liquid that pours out of your mouth
          • 🔨 Breaks Almost Instantly  you hardly get the chance to even use the device before it cracks or the moulds fall out
          • 🤡 Looks Like a BDSM Ball Gag  you can't use Jawforce in public... It looks too weird and it makes you gag

            

           

           

          Jawforce Alternatives

           

           

          ✅ Best Alternatives 

          • 🥇 STEEL – Jawliners: these are the best molar-based jawline exercisers available today. They are both safe and effective. Start with the Beginner and move up to higher resistances as your jaw and face gets stronger.
          • 🥈 STEEL – Mastic Gum: this is 10x harder than regular chewing gum. It's a 100% natural tree sap harvested on the Greek island of Chios. It's a convenient way to train your masseter muscles while you are working, driving, studying or doing anything for that matter.
          • 🥉 STEEL – Jawline Gum: a mint flavored gum that has been created to be 15x harder than regular chewing gum. It's cheaper than mastic gum but loses its taste faster and doesn't come with the same health benefits.

           

          READ MORE: the 5 best Jawforce alternatives

             

             

             

            🏁 CONCLUSION 🏁

            If you're going to buy an incisor-based jawline trainer (which I DON'T recommend), then buy Jawzrsize. Or JawlineMe.

               Jawforce is literally one of the worst ones I've found. Jawforce isn't an established company and their online presence isn't strong.

               If you put aside the toxic materials, that is breaks instantly, that it doesn't look like the pictures, that is takes 6 weeks to arrive.... put those aside.

               It's STILL an incisor-based exerciser that can have terrible long-term side effects. There's far more effective (and safer!) jawline exercise devices on the market – mainly those that are molar-based.

            I would not recommend Jawforce. to anyone.

             

              

             

            🍀  GOOD LUCK  🍀

            Thank you for reading my review of Jawforce. If you enjoyed it, please share it with your friends - thanks!
              


            Matt Phelps- founder of Jawline Gum

               Matt Phelps

               YouTuber & Founder of STEEL®
               help@steeljawlinegum.com

              

             

            P.S I've tested every jawline tool on the market. Here's the ones that work👇

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