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Rob Photosby
Posts: 2,918
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


It seems that there is a Japanese fad for crooked teeth that supposedly make women more beautiful

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08 … nese-girls

Another example of beauty being in the eye of the beholder?
Oct 01 12 07:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 16,198
New York, New York, US


Personally, I like nice, clean, straight, white teeth.

As for all of this, ugh
They used to bind feet in the day.
All Petarded.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070529032609/familyguy/images/1/1d/Petarded.PNG
Oct 01 12 07:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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IDiivil
Posts: 4,090
Los Angeles, California, US


From what I hear, it's a fad that started from a singer celeb who had a tooth or teeth like that... now it's thought to be "endearing."

Not my thing, really. Teeth don't need to be straight and perfect for me, but ... that particular look is not to my tastes.
Oct 01 12 09:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kitty LaRose
Posts: 12,715
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I don't really care about straight or crooked teeth...I care about good hygiene and the absence of halitosis smile
Oct 01 12 09:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Through Elizabeths Eyes
Posts: 4,916
Yelm, Washington, US


The article isn't really talking about crooked teeth, it's talking about elongated "fang" or canine teeth... Not quite the same, IMO.
Oct 01 12 09:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shawn Shamrock
Posts: 17
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, US


IDiivil wrote:
From what I hear, it's a fad that started from a singer celeb who had a tooth or teeth like that... now it's thought to be "endearing."

Not my thing, really. Teeth don't need to be straight and perfect for me, but ... that particular look is not to my tastes.

I know when Jewel (perhaps the most famous snaggle toothed female singer) was at the height of her popularity in the late 90's early 00's some Japenese fans had their teeth surgically incorrected to match Jewel's snaggle tooth.  (was in one her books)

Jewel has never got that tooth fixed, but has cap on tooth that was bothersome nearby so people think it has been fixed.  Random bit of information

Anyway, I have seen both very attractive people with both perfect and imperfect teeth. I honestly think it depends on the person and believe it or not not everyone with crooked teeth would look better if they suddenly had their teeth corrected

Oct 01 12 10:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michael Broughton
Posts: 2,238
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


not exactly a new look in japan.
http://www.english.rfi.fr/sites/english.filesrfi/imagecache/rfi_43_large/sites/images.rfi.fr/files/aef_image/demon_Onigawara_0.jpg
Oct 01 12 10:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,657
Orlando, Florida, US


http://ahsmiles.co/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/pg-04-Steve-Buscemi-celebs-bad-teeth-full.jpg

"Not impressed...."
Oct 01 12 10:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jen B
Posts: 3,126
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US


natural beauties of qld wrote:
It seems that there is a Japanese fad for crooked teeth that supposedly make women more beautiful

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08 … nese-girls

Another example of beauty being in the eye of the beholder?

It is not straight or crooked that I like but, "natural". Not fakely square, BIG and BRIGHTLY white but, natural. However, that being said, I accept what "is" on other folks. Meaning that if they've already gone big, square, white and bright and all then great. Very nice and good for them.

Jen

Oct 01 12 11:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Glenn Liam Kelly
Posts: 41
Mackay, Queensland, Australia


http://www.practiceofmadness.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Tori_Amos___Smelling_the_Roses_by_neonxaos-236x300.jpg

Tori Amos before she became plastic.
Oct 02 12 12:33 am  Link  Quote 
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DreamOrchid
Posts: 8
Austin, Texas, US


I can work with most smiles.  I like the in between. To be extreme on either side of the equation is never good looking on anyone. Of course I'm one of those people who are ok with a girl/guy having a gap.  Just adds character.
Oct 02 12 12:34 am  Link  Quote 
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DVP Photography
Posts: 2,861
Broomfield, Colorado, US


Seems like everyone commenting is from North America or Australia.  Having been to Japan many times I can tell you that the Japanese put little emphasis on straight even teeth.  Crooked teeth mean nothing to them in terms of their definition of beauty.  Many models in fact have crooked teeth.
Oct 02 12 12:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Brian Ziff
Posts: 4,105
Los Angeles, California, US


Shit's hot.  I've already had my digital consultation with the oral surgeon.  Going in next week!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/krankykreme/Photoon2012-10-02at0056_zps620de069.jpg
Oct 02 12 01:12 am  Link  Quote 
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BodyartBabes
Posts: 2,005
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Oddly, the BBC just had this article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19748199
Oct 02 12 01:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Abigail Rose Hill
Posts: 538
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom


Couldn't wait.

Sorry but i've not spent 21 years of my life looking after my teeth only to be told it didnt matter and the crooked look is in. I've been through hell to keep my teeth in the best possible condition and I don't intend to put myself through hell to make it look like i've not made the effort.
Oct 02 12 01:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Louisa-
Posts: 19
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


I think I heard somewhere that girls in the Japanese culture like the crooked teeth look because it looks "younger" and "little girly." You know how they're all obsessed with Hello Kitty and that Lolita fashion (basically being 20 dressing like a 5 year old)? I've heard crooked teeth is an extension of this...
Oct 02 12 03:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 16,198
New York, New York, US


Brian Ziff wrote:
Shit's hot.  I've already had my digital consultation with oral surgeon.  Going in next week!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/krankykreme/Photoon2012-10-02at0056_zps620de069.jpg

LMAO!!

Oct 02 12 03:52 am  Link  Quote 
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IDiivil
Posts: 4,090
Los Angeles, California, US


DVP Photography wrote:
Seems like everyone commenting is from North America or Australia.  Having been to Japan many times I can tell you that the Japanese put little emphasis on straight even teeth.  Crooked teeth mean nothing to them in terms of their definition of beauty.  Many models in fact have crooked teeth.

I AM half Japanese and spent quite a large majority of my life out there, thanks -____-

Quite a few people in Japan do put import on straight teeth. Not as largely as the US majority, of course, but braces were worn by quite a few of my friends out there.

... and having spoken to my mom, the yaeba trend isn't super mainstream. It's just a bizarre thing some people chose to do.

You guys should look up "bagel head" ... x3

Oct 02 12 07:06 am  Link  Quote 
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HalfMoonColorado
Posts: 765
Greenwood Village, Colorado, US


"bagel head"? I can at least see where the name comes from. My goodness if someone was born like that they would go through life being ridiculed and probably would do anything to have it fixed.

The biggest problem I have had with models with less than stellar teeth is their smile. They seem to have adapted a poor smile to hide what they have considered a flaw in their appearance.

I would much rather see "natural" teeth than to see them edited to the point they look like they were dabbed with WhiteOut. Please don't ask me what WhiteOut is it makes me feels really frickin old.
Oct 02 12 07:52 am  Link  Quote 
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M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


natural beauties of qld wrote:
It seems that there is a Japanese fad for crooked teeth that supposedly make women more beautiful

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08 … nese-girls

Another example of beauty being in the eye of the beholder?

Did I just hear a collective cheer from Great Britain? Oh cmon, I kid. I kid.

Oct 02 12 08:06 am  Link  Quote 
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M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


DVP Photography wrote:
Seems like everyone commenting is from North America or Australia.  Having been to Japan many times I can tell you that the Japanese put little emphasis on straight even teeth.  Crooked teeth mean nothing to them in terms of their definition of beauty.  Many models in fact have crooked teeth.

And you're from Colorado. Perhaps, just like you, many of those from North American and Australia have also been to Japan?

Oct 02 12 08:08 am  Link  Quote 
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AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,801
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Glenn Liam Kelly wrote:
http://www.practiceofmadness.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Tori_Amos___Smelling_the_Roses_by_neonxaos-236x300.jpg

Tori Amos before she became plastic.

See that is because red hair and not anything to do with teeth make you more attractive...

Oct 02 12 08:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Alabaster Crowley
Posts: 8,264
Tucson, Arizona, US


Jules NYC wrote:
They used to bind feet in the day.

Um. That was China.

Oct 02 12 09:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Alabaster Crowley
Posts: 8,264
Tucson, Arizona, US


Louisa-Marie wrote:
I think I heard somewhere that girls in the Japanese culture like the crooked teeth look because it looks "younger" and "little girly." You know how they're all obsessed with Hello Kitty and that Lolita fashion (basically being 20 dressing like a 5 year old)? I've heard crooked teeth is an extension of this...

Yeah, they're ALL obsessed with Hello Kitty.

Oct 02 12 09:39 am  Link  Quote 
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LeWhite
Posts: 1,990
Los Angeles, California, US


Seems there is a fad, currently, in America in which women under go a surgery that places a plastic container of salt water directly in front of the pectorial muscles. Yes I agree with OP 'beauty IS in the eye of the beholder'.
Oct 02 12 09:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Stormee
Posts: 2,463
San Antonio, Texas, US


Oct 02 12 09:43 am  Link  Quote 
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V Laroche
Posts: 2,746
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


Through Elizabeths Eyes wrote:
The article isn't really talking about crooked teeth, it's talking about elongated "fang" or canine teeth... Not quite the same, IMO.

My parents say that oniba (demon teeth) were a big thing in the early 80s when they lived in Japan.

Oct 02 12 11:06 am  Link  Quote 
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IDiivil
Posts: 4,090
Los Angeles, California, US


Louisa-Marie wrote:
I think I heard somewhere that girls in the Japanese culture like the crooked teeth look because it looks "younger" and "little girly." You know how they're all obsessed with Hello Kitty and that Lolita fashion (basically being 20 dressing like a 5 year old)? I've heard crooked teeth is an extension of this...

Wow... this is just the most inaccurate statement ever -____- I don't care if you're even trying to be facetious. Stuff like this is not cool.

Oct 02 12 02:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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imcFOTO
Posts: 579
Bothell, Washington, US


I note that the article didn't so much say it was about being more beautiful - it was about being more approachable - quite different - but still not a good enough reason in my book.

Personally I don't have a problem with models who don't have perfectly straight teeth - in fact it still surprises me a little when I work with someone who has the amazingly straight set.

What isn't so good is the ones I've seen who really have quite yellow teeth. It's something you have to learn to be able to fix quite early on as a photographer unless you're only going to use the closed mouth shots. There's times when aspiring models have been discussing with me all the things they want to do - like lose a few lbs, get boob jobs, change hair styles etc. For me the two easiest things to work on ... whiten your teeth (or get them done professionally) and get regular manicures/pedicures.
Oct 07 12 10:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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