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11:43 am - 04/19/2012

World’s First Snaggletooth Girl Group

You may have heard of the recent dental trend in Japan called tsuke yaeba, where women get their canines capped to get a crooked set of chompers. If so, you might have guessed that a snaggletooth girl group couldn’t be far behind, and here they are: TYB48.

Eighteen-year-olds Nana, Mio and Rika were chosen from a field of applicants recruited by a dental clinic specializing in tsuke yaeba. Girls with crooked teeth are generally thought to be cute in Japan, and with TYB48 as fashion trendsetters, organizers hope to encourage young women not blessed with overlapping fangs to take have their teeth cosmetically altered.

The group will have their debut concert in Akihabara on April 30th, and concert goers will also be able to pick up copies of their first CD, frighteningly titled “Mind If I Bite?”

pockycrusader 19th-Apr-2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
I had braces from 7th grade all through to my senior year in high school. My new dentist told me after my first cleaning "you may want to consider getting braces"....

Yeah, I got used to my imperfect smile - even came to love it. I think that Westerners are too obsessed with perfection.
asweetsymphony 19th-Apr-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
Dont forget Japan has their faults and they are obsessed with perfection too.

Also, curious... how come you teeth is still crooked despite the fact that you had braces?
pockycrusader 19th-Apr-2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
Well, part of the problem is that there isn't a lot of room in my mouth FOR my teeth due to their shape and the fact that I have a rather small mouth (apparently? My parents would beg to differ...). Plus, when braces are on for too long and aren't properly maintained (due to where I lived in high school I had a different orthodontist every few months because they couldn't get the same guy to fly in consistently, and different orthodontists had different treatments they wanted to do, etc. etc... at one point they had them filing down the sides of my teeth...), they don't really do what they're supposed to do. Instead the teeth just kinda...flatten out instead of curve along the line of your jaw. They're straighter than they used to be, but the overbite that they were meant to correct is still there.

Also, I didn't consistently wear my retainer after getting the braces off.

I mean, I am not hideous or anything, and I have all my teeth except my wisdom teeth. My teeth are just not movie-star straight and I still have a deep overbite. I don't have any problems eating or anything, so I don't feel the need to go through braces again.
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