Are Women Actually Paying To Have Crooked Teeth? Japanese Snaggletooth Trend (Yaeba)

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It is hard to believe that someone would actually pay to have their dentist purposely make their teeth crooked when you live in a culture where perfectly straight teeth are considered most beautiful. The Japanese snaggletooth trend aka tseuke-yaeba, is all the rage right now for women in Japan.

It is hard to believe that someone would actually pay to have their dentist purposely make their teeth crooked when you live in a culture where perfectly straight teeth are considered most beautiful. The Japanese snaggletooth trend aka tseuke-yaeba, is all the rage right now for women in Japan.

The Japanese snaggletooth trend (tseuke-yaeba) does have some structure to it. It’s not that the teeth go crazy crooked, it is that the k-9 looking teeth protrude to appear fanglike. So how much does it cost to achieve this unique Japanese beauty trend? It will cost you roughly $400.

Why would these women actually want their teeth to look like this? According to Dr. Emilie Zaslow from Pace University, it is because “The gapped tooth is sort of pre-orthodontic or early development, and the naturally occurring yaeba is because of delayed baby teeth or a mouth that's too small. It's this kind of emphasis on youth and the sexualization of young girls.”

What do you think of the Japanese snaggletooth trend? Would you pay to have your fangs stick out? Let us know in the comments below.

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