Japanese women pay hundreds of dollars to turn perfectly straight teeth crooked to attract men

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Japanese women pay hundreds of dollars to turn perfectly straight teeth crooked to attract men


In many Western countries, crooked teeth are seen as imperfections and most people consider a straight set of pearly whites ideal.

The story is slightly different in Japan, where “yaeba,” or snaggletooth, are considered cute; with some men finding the imperfect smile they form endearingly childlike and attractive.

Okay, so maybe “snaggletooth” is an unfair translation. “Yaeba” literally means “multilayered” or “double” tooth, and describes the fanged look achieved when molars crowd the canines and push them forward. It’s not a serious dental deformity, but it’s certainly enough to get you picked on at school in some countries.

Thanks to the popularity of pop-idol group AKB48′s Tomomi Itano and other celebrities sporting a pair of rogue chompers of their own, “yaeba” has turned into a cosmetic craze in recent years, with Japanese women of all ages flocking to dental clinics to have temporary or permanent artificial canines, called “tsuke-yaeba,” glued to their teeth. Click below for full story - 


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  1. Cayla Rushin says:

    Disgusting! Who wants crooked teeth!

  2. Ginny Northam says:

    Thats so not hot!

  3. Elisha Kain says:

    How on earth would anyone be attracted to a girl with aweful teeth like that

  4. Vivan Balls says:

    Must be every dentists dream - people coming to them so that they can have their teeth messed up!

  5. Monique Fannon says:

    This surely has to be made up. Why would girls want to have bad teeth? Most people pay 1000s to have straight white teeth!

  6. Sylvia Coutu says:

    When you look at all the related articles you realise that japenese people are very very strange

  7. Latasha Enterline says:

    Not sure why anyone would want to do this to themselves

  8. Babara Gidney says:

    I have a feeling the newspaper that reported on this story has fabricated the truth quite a bit.


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