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While in the U.S. people spend thousands of dollars on braces to get straight teeth, there is an entirely opposite trend in Japan. According to the International Business Times, Japanese women are now paying to get crooked teeth placed over their real ones, because they claim that Japanese men find a snaggletooth or fangs endearing.
The news source quoted an Asian woman who wrote about the trend on her beauty blog who said that women with crooked teeth are considered more approachable than someone who appears overly perfect.
The New York Times also reported on this subject, and pointed out that this isn't something that is restricted to the U.S.
"The imperfect teeth phenomenon has its Western equivalents. In an episode of the reality show 'America’s Top Model' last year, the host and model Tyra Banks encouraged one contestant to have the gap between her two front teeth widened," according to the news source.
Dentists warned that putting false teeth over real ones can lead to permanent damage, but are confident that this is just a passing trend.
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