This gadget “helps” you to lose weight by closing your jaw

Normal human beings think of running, going to the gym, and putting a cap on those beer bottles when it comes to losing weight. But scientists think of it all differently. They want you to close your trap, so you can stop monopolizing these fries – literally.

A group of researchers from the University of Otago and the United Kingdom have teamed up to offer a device called DentalSlim for weight loss. While the name sounds fancy, it doesn’t describe the type of torture device it really is.

According to the description, DentalSlim will prevent you from opening your mouth more than 2mm by locking your jaw with “custom made magnetic devices and locking bolts”.

It attaches itself to your teeth and is meant to get you into the low calorie diet and stop your snacking habits. Researchers say it allows you to consume fluids easily without restricting breathing or speaking.

Credit: British dental journal