Yaeba – Japanese with crooked teeth

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We Westerners like and admire white and flawless teeth, and we even invest fortunes in braces to correct them, but we know that not all is the same in the world. In Japan, having crooked teeth is normal and can even be considered beautiful, attractive and makes people look more childish.

Japan has always had problems with dentists, they don't seem to care about the alignment of their teeth, nor are they interested in investing thousands of yen to fix them. Appearance in Japan is somewhat liberal, some Japanese even consider crooked teeth a fashion style.

Yaeba – Japanese with crooked teeth

What is Yaeba?

In Japan, crooked or misaligned teeth are called Yaeba [八重歯] which literally means “double tooth” which is when the upper canine teeth are misaligned with neighboring teeth. So the teeth end up looking like the fangs of a cat, rabbit, vampire, etc.

It is not for fashion that the Japanese tend to have their teeth crooked, the reasons are high cost of treatment, lack of concern or importance. The Japanese don't usually judge others by their appearance.

But still crooked teeth have somehow become fashionable, and there are even surgical procedures, to crooked teeth through false canines.

These procedures to make teeth look like vampire fangs are usually done most often by girls. They don't spend to straighten their teeth, but to look like animal prey.

We don't know for sure the influence that gave rise to this fashion style, but it could be due to the twilight saga or other anime and dramas, and also the extreme japanese passion for cats.

Some people think that crooked teeth make a person look younger, because they resemble childhood milk teeth.

It is logical that none of them do this procedure to crook their teeth in a random and ugly way, there is a concept of fashion behind the yaeba.

Don't confuse the fact that the Japanese have crooked teeth from lack of concern or treatment with trendy crooked teeth. yaeba. They are completely different subjects!

Yaeba – Japanese with crooked teeth

Yaeba through the Media

Not even anime escapes, it's normal to find several characters from anime, manga and games with a vampire-like tooth, now we know why.

Even in dramas and TV shows, actresses do not go unnoticed, we always ask: They are rich, why don't they fix their teeth? Now we know why.

It is also normal to see groups of Idols with crooked teeth, making their presentations and without the slightest shame of smiling and singing, some even undergo surgical procedures to have their teeth more crooked and less aligned.

Finally, see some Japanese videos showing a little about yaeba and the procedure performed to transform the teeth into vampire fangs. What do you think of this fashion style? Leave your comment and share with friends:

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