Invention puts smiles on faces across the world

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An invention from an Oxford-registered company that enables people to train their facial muscles to give them a non-invasive facelift is starting to secure orders across world in response to the pandemic.

Former Wimpole Street dentist, Dr Nick Mohindra, has created a new version of his patented Oralift mouthguard, which along with a companion app, can now be done at home.

The painless facial rejuvenation treatment can help people improve their looks, lessen wrinkles, improve their smile and look younger without surgery or Botox.

Dr Mohindra said: “This is a world-first invented here in the UK and we are in talks with universities with the aim of starting studies into other benefits from the device.

“Originally, people had to go to a dental surgery for this treatment, but the do-it-yourself version and app now enables us to help more people.

“We are seeing sales across the US, where it is particularly popular in rural areas not well-served by aesthetic treatment clinics, and across Europe, Australia, Canada and Scandinavia.”

Dr Mohindra believes people have turned to techniques they can use at home during the pandemic.

“Perhaps because this device is all about improving the look of your face, it has great appeal in a world where much is now done on a screen with people looking at their own features more often.

“It takes advantage of your facial muscles extraordinary ability to rejuvenate using a process that is a bit like a targeted gym workout for your whole face.”

The device is engineered to be worn over the bottom teeth for short periods every third day with the companion app enabling users to track their progress.

The peer-reviewed Open Dentistry Journal recently published a paper on Oralift in a pilot study done in conjunction with King’s College dental school in London.

Dr. Mohindra developed his original ‘dental facelift’ technique while treating people with dentures. The Oralift mouthguard evolved from this technique, but in this case only needed to be worn for short periods to make people look younger.

He believes the treatment has health benefits too.

“Over the course of my dental career I found some people have overworked facial muscles because they lead stressful lives and clench and grind their teeth, while others have underworked muscles because their lifestyles don’t involve them talking very much or they eat a soft diet.

“Oralift works on both types because when the device is worn, the jaw has to rest in a new position, causing the muscles to change – strengthening and relaxing them accordingly.”

Dr Mohindra says he is passionate about the benefits of the device and keen to obtain funding for further research.