Ever stare in a mirror and wish your teeth were a certain way? And by certain way, I mean straighter. I know I certainly did when I had braces back in middle school. My school pictures, not being too flattering already with my frizzy-attempting-to-be-flat-ironed hair, seemed only worse with my crooked teeth, not to mention the large wires running across them. But the truth is, I sometimes thought people could pull off the braces. I was always jealous of the people who seemed like they could work the brace-face, sometimes believing that I could too.
We all know Miley got some dental procedure done back in the day to fix her crooked teeth and make them nice, straight, and pearly white. But personally, I thought Miley rocked the crooked look. I remember sitting in the theater watching “The Hannah Montana Movie,” and kind of wishing I had Miley’s crooked teeth (and of course, her amazing brown wavy hair).
So maybe that’s why girls in Japan are doing this. A new trend in Japan involves cosmetic surgeries with the sole purpose of re-aligning teeth so they aren’t straight anymore. Seem bizarre to you? Your opinion would most likely be a minority in Japan, where tons of girls of all ages are rushing to the dentist to get this procedure, called tsuke-yaeba, which gives them more of a “fanged-tooth” look. Apparently, the crooked look naturally occurs because of “delayed baby teeth,” as Emile Zaslow, an associate professor at Pace University, told the New York Times. It may be this “emphasis on youth and the sexualization of young girls” that has sparked the trend.
There has even been a musical group that has appeared in Japan because of this bizarre trend, with the members possessing the much-desired crooked tooth look. Their album is even called Mind if I Bite? What about you, would you bite onto this tooth-trendy idea?