It may sound strange to you, but crooked teeth are considered cute in Japan. In most Western countries crooked teeth are considered unattractive and people have them fixed wearing braces, which is usually a painful and expensive treatment. In Japan, on the other hand, women go to dental clinics to have artificial canines glued to their own teeth so they get an imperfect smile found childlike and endearing by most Japanese men. The procedure called “yaeba” has become extremely popular in last few years, thanks to pop singer Tomomi Itano who has a pair of fake canines.
According to a recent research American spent $100 billion on smile-fixing dental procedures. Imagine how much money would people in America save if “Crooked teeth” were considered cute in USA.