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Doing Tips The Right Way

Tracing the History behind the Priciest Smiles

Even the oddest of the odd fashion from decades seem to always find a way to return. At the end of the day, it’s just a cycle. That includes 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 you may find surprising is that behind this quite accidental fashion accessory is a rich and colorful history. Care to learn more?

If you look up to Kylie Jenner as the queen of attention grabbers, you’ll be stupefied by the lengths Etruscan women went to, all in the name of fashion. Back in history, rich Etruscan females had their front teeth intentionally pulled out so they could be fitted with a gold band appliance – the earliest form of grillz. There is no other purpose for this except as a status symbol. If you want to learn more about this awesome part of fashion history, keep reading.

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. Just like the Etruscans, the Mayans reserved dental bling for their upper crust. However, for the Mayans, jade did not only indicate their high status but also signified 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.

It’s always nice to learn more about this part of the history of Filipinos, who loved to don caps and plates as well, or they would simply wrap all their teeth in gold. Back then, these dental blings were known as gold fronts. In the 1970s, gold fronts were considered as a fashion statement by New York natives. 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! No need for tooth drill or filling – just book two appointments with this Dubai dentist and pay the cash. But don’t worry – if that’s too expensive for you, there are less expensive options.

Does “simulated diamond teeth” ring a bell? This is a well-crafted copycat of the real deal and is as flashy-looking without the bomb price tag. As to the gold pegs, they can be shaped as simple gold dots or as intricate as bead patterns. It’s easy to learn more about this more affordable option – just search the web for anything you want to know.