The Story of the Oralift
In the 1990s, Dr Nick Mohindra was not looking for the secret to facial rejuvenation. He was not searching for a way to reverse facial ageing. .
Dr Mohindra was a London dentist looking for answers to his patients’ dental problems. Some older patients needed dentures but their lower faces had sagged too much. Others suffered from misaligned jaws, called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), as well as bruxism (teeth grinding)
Since the 1930s, dentists had been using a device to alleviate pain experienced by patients suffering from TMJ. Dr Mohindra noticed that in treating his TMJ patients with the device, their facial muscles changed – the lower part of the face got a “lift.”
He realised the same effect would help his dentures patients, and found that they indeed did benefit from the device. The lower level of the face got the lift – and in fact, they actually looked younger.
Dr. Mohindra’s first scientific paper on the use of the TMJ appliance to build up the height of the lower face and prepare patients for dentures was published in 1996. He demonstrated that in patients without teeth, their “lower facial height could be altered by as much as 20mm”, something previously unheard of in the profession.
Since then, Dr Mohindra has refined the device, and developed today’s simple but remarkable appliance – the Oralift.
In virtually all cases that he has treated, Dr. Mohindra has found that his patients have reported improvements in their skin after using Oralift. With further research, Oralift could become the first choice of skin care for people age 50 and over.
How does Oralift work?
The Oralift is a tailor-made device that fits over your lower teeth. Oralift seems to work by using two principles: the healing capacity of the body and the body’s remarkable ability to adapt to environmental change. The muscles of the face when relaxed usually keep the lips together and the teeth slightly apart.
The little space between the upper and lower teeth is called the “free way space” and is usually 1-3mm. At this relaxed or resting position there is a minimal amount of electrical activity occurring in the facial muscles to maintain muscle tone.
– Dr. Nick Mohindra
When a patient wears the Oralift appliance, it separates the teeth by an amount much greater than their original “free way space”. The muscles on the face immediately realise that this appliance is something that cannot be chewed or eaten. The muscles therefore adapt by altering their fibres to create a new resting length and a new “free way space”.
What is the science behind this development?
Dr Mohindra believes that this process involves greater protein activity for which muscles need more oxygen, and to achieve this, any capillaries which have been damaged due to ageing are repaired.
Furthermore, he believes this repair process is initiated by the muscles releasing a growth factor (Mechano Growth Factor, which was discovered by Professor G. Goldspink), which triggers off the body’s healing process, so counteracting the harmful effects of facial ageing.
What the experts say about the Oralift and Dr Mohindra
Dubbed ‘groundbreaking’ by The Cosmetic Surgery Guide, Oralift is a natural treatment which is designed to reverse the signs of facial ageing, by non-surgically rejuvenating the appearance of the patient’s skin.
— Laura Casewell, Definitive Guide to Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetics in the UK.
Oralif Facial Rejuvenation is now being recognized by the dental and medical fraternity, as well as users, as a remarkable treatment.
To date, we are able to refine skin texture and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles through peels, botox injections and autologous fibroblasts. However, the non-surgical restoration of the facial contours of youth remains a challenge. One of the most important determinants of the ageing face is the alteration in the shape of the face from the inverted triangular shape of youth, with high cheekbones and narrow jaw line, to the development of a regular triangle whereby there is a depression of the cheek area and the development of jowls that result in a square jaw.
Dr. Mohindra’s Oralift shows dramatic results on the restoration of youthful facial contours. His technique is simple, easy to use and, above all, totally risk free.”
— Maria Angelo-Khattar, Ph.D. Managing Director, Aesthetica Group of Clinics
Certified Oralift practitioners are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to supply and fit the appliance for you. This groundbreaking device comes in three different sizes. Your practitioner will choose the most suitable size and change to another when needed.