It’s called the “DentalSlim” and its goal, to keep you from snacking!
It goes on your top and bottom molars and only lets you open your mouth two millimetres. So you’re forced to stick to a liquid diet. And it comes with a key that lets you open it if there’s an emergency.
It’s basically like having your jaw wired shut, which was actually a weight loss technique used in the ’70s and ‘80s.
Researchers say, “it is a non-invasive, reversible, economical and attractive alternative to surgical procedures.”
It appears to have worked as during a trial in New Zealand, users say they lost an average of 14 pounds in two weeks.
Otago and UK researchers have developed a world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic: an intra-oral device that restricts a person to a liquid diet. Read more: https://t.co/eLhXwipiqs pic.twitter.com/Of6v3uvVbX
— University of Otago (@otago) June 28, 2021