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Crooked Teeth: The Hot New Beauty Trend In Japan


Crooked teeth is the hot new beauty trend in Japan. Photo: Dental Salon Plaisir

I'm a bit of a fanatic when it comes to my smile. I count down the days until dentist visits and my beauty cabinet is loaded with the latest whitening treatments, thick dental floss and minty toothpaste. I have even flirted with the idea of tightening up my gap-toothed grin even though models Lindsey Wixon, Lauren Hutton and Lara Stone are admired for this imperfection. But apparently less-than-perfect teeth are having a major beauty moment.

According to a recent New York Times report, women in Japan are handing over their hard-earned dollars to get the crooked teeth look. “Yaeba,” which means "double tooth" in Japanese, is attractive among the opposite sex, as men find approaching a snaggletooth beauty easy.

This is like an ego-boost for me, but who am I to point the finger as I'm just as guilty of altering my appearance in hopes of getting a compliment from my boyfriend.

Would you pay for crooked teeth? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section and check out slideshow of fashion's gap-toothed beauties below.

In related news, don't miss this round up of 9 snaggletoothed beauties.

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