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Latest Beauty Trend! Crooked Teeth in Japan?

In Japan, a new fashion has women paying to have their straight teeth purposefully disarranged!  The look is called “yaeba” in Japanese or “double tooth.”

Dr. Emilie Zaslow, an assistant professor of communication studies at Pace University in Manhattan, who has studied gender identity and beauty in consumer culture, noted that such ever-shifting tastes often have one thing in common: a fixation with youth.  “The gapped tooth is sort of preorthodontic or early development, and the naturally occurring yaeba is because of delayed baby teeth, or a mouth that’s too small,” she said. “It’s this kind of emphasis on youth and the sexualization of young girls.”

What in the world!!?



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