DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth. It uses magnetic devices with unique custom-manufactured locking bolts. It allows the wearer to open their mouths only about 2mm, restricting them to a liquid diet, but it allows free speech and doesn't restrict breathing. [...]
The practice of surgically wiring people's jaws shut became popular in the 1980s, but it came with risks; vomiting brought with it the risk of choking and after 9 to 12 months the patients developed gum disease. In some cases, there were continuing issues with restriction of jaw movement and some developed acute psychiatric conditions. [...]
"The beauty of it is that once patients are fitted with the device, after two or three weeks they can have the magnets disengaged. They could then have a period with a less restricted diet and then go back into treatment," he says. [...]
Patients are given a tool to open the device in an emergency, but none of the study participants needed to use it.
Can't wait until these get 0wnz0red like the internet dick cage.
Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.
Normally I would read something like this with slack-jawed amazement, but...hang on, they gave me a tool for this, where did I put it...?
I’m sure the Twitter crowd will be pleased to learn that the implants support free speech.
But not freeze peach.
Well, now I know what true regret feels like.
I'd rather someone just punch me in the mouth, or remove my teeth in a more practical way.
I think I'd develop a psychiatric condition if I couldn't yawn properly.
"Beauty" was not among my reactions, but you be you.