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How Smiles Became Expensive

No matter how odd or weird or questionable, fashions from long ago never cease to find their way back. At the end of the day, it’s just a cycle. Such as the cycle of grillz. Yes, dental braces or dental bling. You’ve likely seen loads of celebrities wearing them lately, from Justin Bieber to Lil Yachty and more. What may be surprising to you is that this exceptional fashion accessory comes with a rather flavorful history. Would you like to learn more?

If you love Kylie Jenner for her expertise in capturing attention, you’ll definitely adore how far Etruscan women went for fashion’s sake. History tells us that rich Etruscan females opted to go toothless so they could put in a gold band appliance in their mouths, in what looks like be earliest application of grillz. The only purpose for this is to indicate their high status and nothing else. Read on to learn more about this fascinating part of our fashion past.

The Mayans from 300 AD to 900 AD also had their romance with grillz, but instead of using gold, they went for jade. The royals would have upper teeth fitted with the round, translucent and lightweight gems in different hues. As the Etruscans, the Mayans’ use of dental bling was limited to the elite. For the Mayans, however, jade was not only used to flaunt their status, but also to signify obligation. The royals donned dental bling to send a message about protecting their people. To learn more about the Mayans’ love affair with grillz, read more history books or articles.

In the Philippines, sometime in 1300 AD, people filed and blackened their teeth on purpose and used a lot of gold as dental adornments. Filipinos usually created holes in their teeth where gold pegs were inserted.

If you’re itching to learn more, Filipinos also loved to wear gold caps and plates or a gold wrap around their teeth. These dental blings were called gold fronts in those times. In the 1970s, natives of New York considered gold teeth as a fashion statement. A decade later, grillz started appearing in music videos.

Fast forward today, you’ve probably heard about the world’s most expensive grillz – a set of 160 diamonds and 10 full grams of pure gold, with a price of over $152,000! Forget about drilling or filling teeth – just show up twice at this Dubai dentist’s clinic and let roll in the cash. But don’t cry – if you don’t have that kind of cash, you do have cheaper options.

Is “simulated diamond teeth” familiar? An unbeatable version of the real deal, this is just as flashy and sparkling, but without the cripplingly expensive price tag. The gold pegs can go from simple gold dots to intricate fish scales. It’s easy to learn more about this more affordable option – just search the web for anything you want to know.