How To Reduce A Square Jaw Naturally (Men & Women)

  • by Matt Phelps

A square jawline may be a desirable trait, but when it's overdone, it can be distracting.

A square jaw can be an appealing characteristic.

While men may get away with having huge mouths, most women should consider having theirs fixed.

You may naturally lessen the appearance of a square jaw by using contour, using a nightguard, and refraining from chewing gum or other items that are too tough.

Nevertheless, it also relies on whether or not you have large jaw muscles and a prominent mandible.

People with huge mandibles may require surgery to reduce their jaw; alternatively, Botox may be used to lessen the size of large jaw muscles.



Natural Ways to Reduce a Square Jaw


Makeup is an excellent tool for temporarily reducing the appearance of a square jaw.

A makeup method known as "contouring" may be used to shape, define, and enhance your face.

When you contour your face, you give it more "shadows" and dimension.

You may use it to give the appearance of having a narrower jaw.

To begin, choose a contour colour that is a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone.

This will help your contouring stand out more.

You should try to avoid colours that are many shades darker than your natural skin tone.

You want the shape you create to seem as natural as possible.

When applying the contour, use a scooping motion below your cheekbone and bring the product down to your jawline.

Using a circular motion while applying the contour to your jawline is important to prevent generating chiselled lines.

In order to get a more natural-looking finish, you need to ensure that you blend the contour's edges extremely effectively.

It is important to remember that less is more when contouring, regardless of whether you use cream or powder.

Begin gradually applying your contour and mixing it with the rest of your makeup.

You may always add a little extra if you feel it's necessary.

If you apply too much contour at once, your attempt to blend it in may result in a look that is overly harsh or muddy.

You may also find success by using the contour highlighting technique.

Contrary to the function of contour, highlighter brings out features.

It highlights certain regions of your face so that others would pay more attention to those features.

Using a highlighter, you may draw less emphasis on your jawline.

You may apply some highlighter to the middle of your forehead, the top of your cheekbones, your philtrum, the bridge & tip of your nose, and your chin.



Always Put on a Night Guard

Teeth grinding is one of the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), which may be alleviated with a nightguard.

Because of TMJ symptoms such as bruxism (teeth grinding), you may grind and clench your teeth without even realizing it.

When you exercise your jaw muscles, they get more toned, and your jawline becomes more prominent due to the increased size of your jaw muscles.

Some individuals have the condition known as sleep bruxism, which causes them to grind their teeth while they sleep rather than awake.

While resting, they clench their jaws, gnash their teeth, and grind them.

It might be difficult to wake yourself up when you are asleep and cease whatever you are doing.

You are in luck since putting on a nightguard might be of assistance to you.

Nightguards are similar to the mouth guards that sportsmen wear while competing in sports such as boxing and rugby.

You may wear it while you sleep to distribute the force equally over your teeth.

Additionally, it might lessen the number of grinding sounds.

A night guard may be purchased at a drugstore or ordered over the internet.

In order to properly shape the night guard to your teeth, you will need to boil most of them and then place them in your mouth when they have cooled.

On the other hand, it could be a better idea to acquire a night guard from a dentist or a doctor.

Because they are designed precisely to fit your teeth and your requirements, they often feel and perform better than those purchased in a shop.



Minimize or Stop Chewing Gum

Chewing gum is one strategy some individuals use to define or tone their jawline.

If you wish to diminish the appearance of a square jaw, however, you should limit or eliminate chewing gum and other hard items that may be a part of your diet or require a significant amount of chewing.

Your masseter muscles are no different from the other muscles in your body.

They will expand in size according to the amount of usage they get.

Therefore, if you wish to have a smaller jaw, chewing gum daily would be quite counterproductive for you to do.

Nevertheless, this does not indicate that you have to switch to a diet consisting only of liquids.

Your jaw muscles will not get noticeably larger if you continue to chew food in the same manner you have always done.

Because of this, you won't have to be concerned about developing a large jaw just because of eating.

If you want to reduce the number of times you have to chew your meal, choosing softer foods is one option.



Botox may provide some degree of relaxation in the masseter muscles.

Botox may be of great assistance to you, although it is not in any strict sense "natural," other than the fact that it is a naturally occurring toxin.

It helps the masseter muscles relax, which in turn causes them to steadily reduce in size, which results in a jawline that is more rounded and less square.

Your physician will decide how many shots you will get.

Some individuals need more or fewer injections per side, while others have three injections for each side.

Some people receive three injections for each side.

The process's length will also be determined by the number of shots you need.

Most medical professionals can finish the treatment in ten to thirty minutes.

It is crucial, however, to keep in mind that this will progressively cause your jawline to become more narrow.

After receiving Botox injections, your jaw muscles will not instantly begin to atrophy.

After three weeks, most individuals will notice a change in the appearance of their jawline.

Always keep in mind that the results you get will not be permanent.

Injections of Botox should be administered once every three to six months for the majority of individuals in order to maintain a thin jaw.

Because of this, you should first get treatment for any teeth grinding or other dental disorders you may be experiencing.

In addition, Botox may be an effective treatment option for TMD (Mor et al., 2015).

Forty-six individuals suffering from TMD reported a considerable reduction in their levels of discomfort.

Other symptoms, like as bruxism, masseter hypertrophy, and headaches, may also be alleviated with its use.

Many suffer from TMJ to a more severe degree.

Because it relaxes the masseter muscles, Botox may also be used to reduce the severity of lockjaw.

Two weeks after receiving Botox injections, most patients see a reduction in the severity of their TMJ symptoms.



The Methods Used to Reduce a Large Mandible

Most of the advice above concentrates on treating square jaws brought on by too-developed masseter muscles.

On the other hand, those who have huge mandibles that are square-shaped could not benefit from it.

There is no natural way to reduce the size of your jawbone.

The jawbone tends to get thinner as people get older, but you won't see a discernible shift in your jawline until you're in your late 50s or early 60s.

As a result, individuals with square mandibles may need more intrusive operations to lessen the appearance of a square jaw.


V-Line Surgery

V-line surgery is a substantial procedure that involves augmenting your chin and jawline to give the appearance of a narrower and more defined jawline.

You may probably infer from the procedure's name that it helps you get a V-shaped jawline.

For the treatment to be carried out, a surgeon will make an incision on your chin and along your jawline.

Your surgeon will cut your jaw to have a greater inclination angle through these incisions.

They will shave your jawline down to make it seem more narrow.

Chin implants are another option that some individuals consider while undergoing this procedure. A chin implant may be used to accentuate the V-shape of the face.

On the other hand, it is not always required, particularly if you have a chin on the more diminutive side.

During a procedure to create a V-line, a surgeon may also shave your chin to give it a more pointed appearance.

Because of this, you may not need a chin implant if shaving the bone of the chin is sufficient.

After the operation, your surgeon will close the wounds by stitching them together.

In order to assist in the healing of your face, they may install temporary drains.

In most cases, the operation will take between one and two hours to finish.

It is quite probable that you will need to spend the night in the hospital.

The attending physicians and nurses will closely monitor you to check for any signs of problems.

If there is nothing wrong, you will be able to return home to finish recovering.

You can suffer unwanted side effects during the first several weeks of treatment.

The following are some frequent adverse effects:


  • Headache (usually after general anaesthesia)
  • Facial bruising
  • Pain
  • Facial swelling and inflammation
  • Nerve damage (for example, numb lips)
  • Black, yellow, or green drainage from the wound
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Dizziness


You must make an appointment with your physician as soon as possible if you experience any unusual adverse effects.

The typical adverse effects typically last between one and two weeks.

You won't be able to see your new jawline until you have completely recovered from the surgery.

In between three and four weeks, most individuals are back to normal.



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Matt Phelps- founder of Jawline Gum

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