Friday, February 8, 2013

Perfect Chompers Out, Snaggleteeth In

Planning on visiting your dentist to get those braces? Better think twice. Because saying "cheese" now may show off snaggleteeth instead of pearly white and perfectly aligned teeth. It's a crazy craze that started in Japan and is now beginning to catch the attention of many fashion and beauty observers. I'll bet Kirsten Dunst and Anna Paquin are thrilled with this weird beauty trend.

From Beauty on Shine Yahoo:
Japan's beauty trend, dubbed "tseuke-yaeba," has reached a fever pitch, with young women paying hundreds for snaggleteeth.
The procedure first made headlines in 2011, but it has grown in popularity since then, even spawning a Japanese pop girl group whose members sport the snaggletooth look. The girl group, TYB48 or "Tseuke-Yaeba 48," was created by the Taro Masuoka—the very same dentist who pioneered the procedure.

"A lot of my patients are fashion-conscious and very cute. I wanted to find some way to take advantage of this, so I formed TYB48," Masuoka, of Tokyo's Pure Cure dental salon, told Japan Today.

Japanese girl group TYB48

The group whose debut album titled "Mind If I Bite?" dropped last April, turned the child-like vampire mouth into a bona-fide phenomenon. But they're far from Japan's first famous females with mangled mouths. See the smiles on the country's popular news anchor Mika Sugisaki and Japan's crown princess Masako.

Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst(

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