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Saturday, November 12

New Trend! The Yaeba Teeth

 Japanese women are going gaga for a crowded, crooked-toothed smile with accentuated canine teeth, known as the 'yaeba' look.

Popular at dentists in Tokyo, a cosmetic procedure to create the yaeba effect involves attaching non-permanent adhesive mini-fangs to canine teeth.

Yaeba, meaning 'double tooth,' is a sought-after treatment at Dental Salon Plaisir in Tokyu's upmarket Ginza neighbourhood, where, perhaps in response to Twilight fans, Dr Kashiyama has been 'pushing' the $390 alteration, according to

'Cute' fangs: Facebook fan pages are filled with photos of proud Yaeba devotees
Far from the usual blood-lusting connotations of vampires, the sharp-canined look is an attempt at making a smile more child-like, replicating the odd alignment of smiles that are affected by delayed baby teeth.

The look - frothed about on blogs, Facebook fan pages and on Japanese TV - is seen as adding a well-calculated dash of imperfection to a pretty face, adding to a woman's desirability.
Essentially, says the New York Times, the look is about a desire to appear younger.


Whatever happen to braces??? No more perfect white and even teeth.

This article suddenly remind me of Syuhada's blog on 'double eye lid'. Why people like to double this and that? They probably start thinking of double eyebrow or lips or whichever body part possible soon (think green people, think green...)

Okay, she's cute. I think she still cute even without that yaeba teeth. (source: Dailymail)

Luckily the yaeba teeth were not permanent, unlike the elf trend ears or other plastic surgery. The artificial teeth were glued using non-permanent adhesive to provide the canine look.

More images of the yaeba. (source:  Dailymail )

I think my teeth already look a bit yaeba without me intending to. But if not, I don't intend to have one.


syuhada said...

i think she's cuter without the teeth. asli is the best. if the person do has the teeth since birth, then let it be... kenapa yg tak ada tu nak adakan? some people, memang susah nak faham apa yang mereka fikirkan.. huhu ~.~ *thinking hard

Prinzcy Syida said...

maybe they're addicted with twilight syndrome. edward makes people think vampire is sexy (the novel edward, not the movie)