So what’s the next step to making our teeth stand out even more? Accessorizing them, of course.
Adding jewelry to teeth isn’t anything new. Hip-hop culture made grills, which is a type of gold or metal fronts worn over teeth, popular in the early ’80s. When the ’00s rolled in, it became more mainstream. Several rappers and celebrities also make their grills even more extra by making them diamond-encrusted.
Recently, grills are making a comeback in a huge way. Guinness World Records declared in February that Katy Perry’s million-dollar grills that she wore in the “Dark Horse” music video is the “Most valuable grill (jewellery),” which costs $1 million.
But it seems like more people are into more minimalist teeth accessories, perhaps because they’re more wearable and less obnoxious. KKW Beauty featured thin rose gold-plated diamond grills for the Classic Blossom Collections campaign. One even spelled out “KIM” because, of course, the Kardashians like putting their name on everything.
Tooth gems are making it big as well. Crystal Caviar is one artist who’s been doing this for a while and their customers are all sporting one or more small gems on their chompers. Think of them as like braces but minus the elastic.
This post from art account Cigaret Love once made it into the Discover page. It shows someone’s two front teeth with the logos of Louis Vuitton and Dior stamped on them. Who knows? Maybe someone would make the crazy idea to advertise their brands on teeth. I mean, Japan’s already doing it on armpits so teeth are less weird. (Right?)