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The History Behind Million Dollar 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, grillz as in none other than dental braces or dental bling. You may have seen countless celebrities rocking them recently, such as Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner, Lil Yachty, and more. What you may find surprising is that behind this quite accidental fashion accessory is a rich and colorful history. Want 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. 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. Royalties would fit their upper teeth with the round, lightweight and semi-transparent gems in various colors. As the Etruscans, the Mayans’ use of dental bling was limited to the elite. 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. Just by reading a few history books, whether online or traditionally, you will learn more about the role of grillz among the Mayans.

Around 1300 AD in the Philippines, people didn’t only file and blacken their teeth, but they used a lot of gold too as dental ornaments. Filipinos often drilled holes into their teeth where they would insert gold pegs.

If you want to learn more, Filipinos also wrapped their teeth in gold or had gold caps and plates. In those days, these dental adornments called gold fronts. In the 1970s, gold fronts were considered as a fashion statement by New York natives. In ten years, grillz had reached music videos.

Fast forward to the present, you’ve likely heard about the most expensive grillz ever known to man – that sinful set of 160 diamonds set in 10 grams of 24-carat gold, priced at almost $153,000!Moving forward, you’ve likely heard about the world priciest grillz to date – a supremely decadent set of 160 diamonds in 10 grams of gold purity, with a price of nearly $153,000! 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.

Is “simulated diamond teeth” familiar? This is a well-crafted copycat of the real deal and is as flashy-looking without the bomb price tag. The gold pegs can go from simple gold dots to intricate fish scales. Just by exploring the web, you can learn more about this much cheaper option.