Newest Japanese Beauty Fad: Crooked Teeth

Can't get a girlfriend or a find a spouse? Maybe you're too perfect. That's the logic behind this strange Japanese fad of getting yourself some crooked teeth:

Dental Salon Plaisir says its Tsuke-yaeba -- or Stick-on Crooked Teeth -- will impart that desirable “imperfect” look to men and women alike, making them more attractive to the opposite sex.

The theory behind that slightly odd approach is that classic beauty tends to scare away timid suitors, whereas a more down-home look is easily approachable.


See also: Zombie Teeth

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

When I lived in Japan some 20 years ago Japanese women told me that it was considered attractive if your incisor teeth stuck out. Don't know if that was a passing fad or is still the case.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Weird isn't it? Every part of your body is asymetrical. Especially, it seems, your face. So why is it that some people are obsessed with the idea that their teeth should be symmetrical, even and perfect.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
My understanding is that until fairly recently in Japan, it wasn't a given that a child with crooked teeth would wear braces. People just didn't worry too much about crooked teeth and it wasn't generally viewed as unattractive.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Newest Japanese Beauty Fad: Crooked Teeth"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More