New Weight Loss Device Uses Magnets To Lock Jaw Closed

Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to weight loss trends? Get ready for the Dentalism Diet Control a new device that locks the jaw closed and restricts users to a liquid diet. It was developed by a group of researchers from New Zealand and the U.K. to help users shed pounds by keeping them from eating solid food.

The device uses locking bolts attached to users’ upper and lower back teeth to keep them from opening their mouths more than two millimeters. And while they can still breathe normally, it ensures they can’t eat food, so they’ll lose weight. There’s also an emergency release mechanism, in case of a panic attack or choking.

And now I know what my nightmares will be about tonight!