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 a mouthguard type 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. It is believed that the muscles involved in this process are not just facial but head and neck, breathing and swallowing.

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 treatment involving muscles, over use of the Oralift device can lead to over stressing of the muscles involved.

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 in the middle of orthodontic treatment, it would be better to wait until your treatment is finished.

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.

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. Users frequently report that Oralift improved the area of their face which concerned them. They also reported that Oralift restored their vitality and people who had not seen them for some time said how well they looked.

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

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.

 

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

What we have found is that because this is an innovative treatment, a few 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.

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. This can be quite motivational!  You can also join the Facebook Oralift group.

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

We do explain in our signs of overuse section on the App, 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. Allow a little time before eating.

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 you could wear it if you don’t have to speak eg at your computer. Many of our users wear it while driving or doing exercise.

No. Oralift is never worn at night. 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. If you do want to try a different programme from the recommended one, it is important to watch for signs of overuse, and carefully monitor your progress.

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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