Oralift l Our most frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Read our frequently asked questions here.

If you are still unsure, you can email a member of our team who will be delighted to assist you. You are not alone; your success is our success. We believe in you and we believe in Oralift!

It is an individually programmed device that fits over your lower teeth.

By wearing the Oralift device, a larger space in between the upper and lower teeth is created and the muscles alter to let the jaw rest in a new position. As they adapt to this new position, the muscles appear to become more toned and trigger the body’s natural healing process, counteracting the effects of facial ageing. When a patient is wearing the Oralift device, the ‘exercise’ being done by the muscles is being done passively. It is believed that the muscles involved in this process are not just facial but head and neck.

Reading all our FAQ’s should help you answer this question. We would always recommend that you have regular dental check ups to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy.

If you are having medical treatment or are taking prescribed medication for a medical condition, then we advise you to seek advice from a medical professional before you order or start using the Oralift device.

As with any exercise regime, over use of the Oralift device can lead to over stressing of the facial muscles.

It depends on what you are having done. Your gums should be in a healthy state with good oral hygiene. If you are having extensive work done on your teeth (crowns, bridges, dentures etc) it would be advisable to wait until the work has been completed. If you have several teeth missing, these should be replaced with a bridge, implant or denture before Oralift is fitted. If you are not sure, we would recommend that you consult your dentist before proceeding with Oralift.

If you are in the middle of orthodontic treatment, it would be better to choose the option with professional support or wait until your treatment is finished.

Whilst we are unable to guarantee improvements to specific areas, we do know that Oralift rejuvenates and refreshes the whole face, making the person look good for their age. Patients frequently report that Oralift restored their vitality and people who had not seen them for some time said how well they looked.

Teeth chart

It is important to not have too many teeth missing. If you look at the tooth chart and  you have 17-19, and 30-32 missing it will not be possible to fit Oralift. If you have only some of these teeth missing, please contact us at contact@oralift.com for advice.

 

Instructions for moulding your device are given in your Oralift App which is available to you when you purchase your Oralift kit.

Moulded device

Here is a picture of what a moulded device should look like:

When the device is first fitted, it may seem loose. This is usually because our facial muscles are quite tense and tend to lift the device up. This gets better as the facial muscles relax. However as you can see in the picture below, the imprints of the bottom teeth should be fairly deep.

We recommend cleaning your device with cold water or with a mouthguard cleansing solution.

The treatment is the same principle whether you opt for the DIY package or with a professional.

What we have found is that because this is an innovative treatment, many people prefer to do it with the support of a professional. We often focus on one particular area of our face that we don’t like and miss the other changes taking place, especially as we look at our own faces every day.

Someone with experience of faces is able to better appraise the changes, and give advice when needed.

We are also finding that a number of people like to do it with a family member, friend or in a group, where they can exchange experiences and compare photographs.

On balance, we would say that Oralift with support can be more advantageous, not because of the results per se but because the user becomes more aware of what Oralift is doing, and is highly motivated to continue the treatment.

The  concern about getting a long face is often related to the stretch of the face occurring when wearing either device (3 or 5mm) in the mouth.

When the muscles are stretched they are also deprogrammed.  We have observed that the deprogrammed muscles will try to restore the golden proportion to the face.

This means that the face should not become disproportionately longer.

However, while muscles respond instantaneously, skin and bones can take longer to respond.

We do explain in our signs of overuse section, that any sign occurring on the face that you do not like during the treatment should be regarded as a sign of overuse. What we suggest doing in that case is reducing the time you are wearing the device (3 or 5mm). If needed, you can also stop wearing the device for a week or two (the healing process can still continue when you are not wearing the device).

5mm & 3mm Oralift devices

It varies but most people will have some problems when trying to speak. You shouldn’t try to eat while wearing the device and no hot drinks. When you start wearing the device and take it out, you need to be a little careful because your jaw has started to get used to the new position and needs to adjust again to the eating position.

Facial muscles start to adapt instantaneously when you wear the Oralift. The elasticity of the skin will take longer to be rejuvenated. So the answer is yes, especially in the older skin. This is why we advise users to monitor their results and slow down the wear time if this happens. In the long term we do not think this is the case as the device is only worn for two months and there are always rest periods of 4 months after wear periods.

It varies, some people look as if they have a large boiled sweet in their mouth and in others you hardly see an effect. It all depends how tense your facial muscles are in the first place and as your muscles relax, you tend to lose the boiled sweet look.

It would depend on what your work involves as to whether you would be able to or want to wear the device while you work – the following answer may help with this decision.

No. In fact you may find you do not need to wear a night guard, once you have learned not to clench or grind your teeth.

Again, this varies. Some people get very good results wearing the device just for very short periods – 30 min every third day. It depends on the state your muscles in the first place, and also if you manage to stop any parafunctional habits you may have. Other factors come into play as well, such as diet, alcohol consumption, stress etc. Oralift is part of your anti-aging regime.

NO. There should be no pain when you wear Oralift. If you do get any, it means you are trying to go too fast. We must remember not everyone who wants to run is able to start off running 5 miles. You need to train first. Luckily facial must do learn very fast. A user who could only wear the device for just a minute at start was after a year, able to wear any size device for as long as she wanted.

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