Monday, February 14, 2011

LED Lights for Teeth?

This is a trend I just now picked up on: LED Lights for Teeth. Evidently in Japan, there is a trend for placing lights in the mouth to produce the effect you see here. This was originally done for a promotional commercial. I wonder if it will catch on. Over time dental patients have requested gold or even jewelry on their teeth. I do not think it a good idea to place anything bonded (attached) to the teeth that is not there for a health reason. Braces are fine. These LED light devices may be ok so long as they are removable and do not cause any adverse dental effect. Hey, 3-M and other orthodontic bracket companies, how about orthodontic brackets that light up? On second thought, a leaky battery in the mouth does not sound so good. What do you think? Will patients be requesting this in the future?


Check out the article here: NewYork Times Article

If you are wondering, you cannot buy these yet. They are not commercially available.

14 comments:

Miss Invisible :D said...

wow.light the teeth? awesome :)

Hygienist School said...

Its seriously a great invention...I just want to know can kids under 15 age also light their teeth...

Miami Dentist said...

Interesting, but this isn't just Japan. Just an FYI ;)

I've been to some beaches up along the East Coast and I see teenagers doing this all the time. It's been around for several years now.

Peter Implant Dentist Philadelphia said...

I never saw such incredible piece of art. Never thought that led lights can be use to someone's teeth for the sake of art.

This is a dental implant dentist saying what a great work. I'm totally amuse.

graceville dentists said...

You guys are so funny with highlight tooth brace. It's fantastic that we don't need torch but using our teeth as a torch every time we go out at night!.Cool

rick said...

wow. Savvy tech gadgets for the teeth. is it designed by a dentist. Good but funny invention.

Implantes dentales precio said...

I think it's some new and ephemeral trend from Japan. I would never put some cables in my mouth... jet :D

RC said...

Like it :-)

dentistfinder said...

well, this is good for the sake of art but health should be considered first of all :)

LED Icicle Lights said...

Wow! This highlight brace in the teeth is so great! It's so interesting.

Dental implants said...

Any use of this? Certainly it attracts but no use.

Btw looks different.

I wonder how it would look? If the LED color could Red instead of Green ;) .

Led Lights Australia said...

This entire story is simply untrue. Not a single person in this entire country uses these. They were created for the TV ad, nothing more.

Dental Handpieces said...

LED lights are quickly replacing traditional incandescent bulbs. They are not just a hot gadget but also a true alternative. These are used as indicator lamps in many devices and are increasingly used for other lighting. Thanks a lot.

consultar precios implantes said...

Man, you look like the Hulk. So cool
¿Where did ya get em from?