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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  • nataliatabile
    nataliatabileWednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm
    This is crazy but cool and interesting!
    • aphphilippines
      aphphilippinesWednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:58 am
      Did you know that in Japan there's a fashion craze called "Yeaba" (meaning double tooth)?They get temporary, or permanent, surgery to make their canines stick up.RIF #4!
      • diamondkid
        diamondkidSunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:53 pm
        WOW! So cool!
        • ninaluvr
          ninaluvrWednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:37 am
          • duckiecatc
            duckiecatcTuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:02 am
            • kuo
              kuoSunday, December 21, 2014 at 10:02 am
              that is so cool!!!!!!!!!!
              • swi123
                swi123Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:21 am
                • redskins
                  redskinsFriday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00 am
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyuSaturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm
                    I am Japanese!!! Yay!!!
                    • aphphilippines
                      aphphilippinesWednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:01 am
                      Soo envy you, Senpai! Hey, any good animes you could recommend? I've already seen Hetalia, Black Butler and Blue Exorcist.
                    • charlottem3149
                      charlottem3149Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:10 am
                      Do you think they have one in pink? :D

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