Japan's Latest Fashion Craze - LED Teeth

By Meera Dolasia on January 30, 2011

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You have probably heard the expression - He/she lights up the room with his/her dazzling smile. Now you can outshine any pearly whites with this latest Japanese fashion craze - LED teeth!

First constructed as an experiment by two technology geeks, the LED insert which can be fitted onto the teeth just like a mouth guard, have caught on as the latest must-have accessory, especially amongst the stylish Japanese teens. It has become so popular, that it was recently featured in an advertisement for one of Japan's most prominent department stores.

To light up their teeth, the wearer simply has to smile - What's even cooler is that they can change the color of their shine from green to red or even make it twinkle, with the help of a wireless hand-held control switch.

Moto Ishibashi, one of the geniuses behind the product, says that they came up with the idea after watching a video of LED throwies - little lights that are attached to a magnet and then thrown onto metal surfaces. Besides selling them like hotcakes, he and his partner in crime, Daito Manabe, are now offering workshops to teach Japanese teens how to build their own LED dentures!

Do you think these teeth make a cool accessory? Would you be caught strutting around with one in your mouth? Be sure to let us know, by adding your comments below.

Resources:manufacturingdigital.com, metro.co.uk

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  • happypug12
    happypug12Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 5:32 am
    I would wear those. Can they turn purple?
    • nikukyu
      nikukyuSaturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:56 am
      Great for Halloween lol! I'm japanese, so maybe I can get one!
      • iphone5sFriday, October 10, 2014 at 8:18 am
        omg were did you get dose teeth
        • MochaFriday, September 19, 2014 at 7:45 am
          I want one. So I can see what I sound like when I talk!
          • lolFriday, September 19, 2014 at 7:06 am
            sooooo coool that is sooo awesome love it.
            • ah100915
              ah100915Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm
              that's.....um...........COOL
              • kell-bell
                kell-bellSunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm
                Awesome. gimmie one now.
                • bibliophile
                  bibliophileWednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8:41 pm
                  Wow, weird but cool...
                  • megacutie16Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:48 am
                    WOW thats toattly weird who ever wants one is #CRA CRA
                    • kell-bell
                      kell-bellSunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm
                      then guess who's crazy? yours truly :)
                    • choclateroses
                      choclaterosesTuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm
                      i want one that's awsome

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