DentalSlim jaw lock turned out to be a surprisingly effective mechanism for weight loss
Inventors from the University of Otago have created an interesting mechanism for weight loss. DentalSlim Diet Control is a device that is placed in the oral cavity on the upper and lower teeth-sixes. The action is based on a magnet with bolt-locks, which are manufactured individually. The device does not allow the wearer to open his mouth wider than 2 mm, thereby limiting his consumption of liquid products, but it does not interfere with speech and breathing. The test participants dropped about 6-7 kg in two weeks and at the same time did not lose motivation to continue losing weight.
Professor Paul Brunton, Chief Researcher at the University of Otago, is convinced that the mechanism will become an effective, harmless and affordable non-invasive method of weight loss. The magnet is installed by the dentist, while the carrier can, if necessary, turn it off and turn it back on. The creators assure that the use of the device has no negative effects. The method will be useful for those who need to lose weight before surgery, or for diabetic patients, for whom weight loss can help cause remission.
Surgical closure of the jaws gained popularity back in the 1980s, but was accompanied by risks: for example, in case of vomiting, a person was in danger of suffocation, and a year later the gums began to suffer. It happened that even after the restrictions were lifted, difficulties with using the jaw persisted, and sometimes this led to mental disorders.
The beauty of the magnet is that patients independently regulate relaxation when there is a need for it. This will also allow you to gradually enter the process of losing weight, in combination with the instructions of a nutritionist. By the way, none of the study participants wanted to turn off the device. Since that time, the functional design of the device has been further improved: it has become smaller, more convenient and more aesthetic.