Grill It With Music

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US swimmer Ryan Lochte (photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/GettyImages via US magazine)

Rapper Nelly couldn’t do it with his chart-topping 2005 song “Grillz.” Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Ryan Lochte couldn’t do it this summer with his star-spangled smile. What’s it going to take to take the grill—aka “dental jewelry” or “cosmetic dental apparatuses” in Wikipedia-speak—into the mainstream? Perhaps a volume button.

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Aisen Caro Chacin, an MFA student in the Design and Technology program at Parsons School of Design, embedded the electronics from an MP3 player, an amplifier circuit, and a motor into a wax mold of her upper mouth” to create an MP3 player you wear in your mouth and control with your tongue.

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As dental jewelry goes, it looks good—at least while you’re wearing it. It looks a bit gross when you take it out, like your sister’s retainer resting next to her dinner plate.

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The Play-a-Grill

The best part? The name. Chacin calls it the “Play-A-Grill.

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Published Nov. 2, 2012 at ApparelNews.net