Crooked teeth are the new cute in Japanese fashion

Crooked teeth are the new cute in Japanese fashion

Dentistry is now high fashion?

I’m not a big fan of fashion. Doubly not so if said fashion trends include surgical means. I mean, plastic surgery requires you to alter your body near permanently though artificial means based off of a pre-determined ideal look. Namely what the media/society/the world tells you is ‘appealing.’ People make their breasts bigger, their calves meatier, their butt bigger and their face more symmetrical. While some do so to fix a personal imperfection or a birth defect, most do so because it’s the fashionable thing to do.

 
But considering how fashion and trends tend to change at a moment’s notice, this practice is rightfully concerning. That new set of DDs may look cute now but look odd on you after your hit 40. Or that newly chiseled face may look obviously chiseled and operated on years down the road as plastic surgery tech gets better and better.  The risk of looking unnatural for fashion is there.
 
Yet in good old Japan, that bastion of weird yet awesome plastic surgery has taken on a new realm of ‘interesting.’ It is now fashionable over there to have crooked teeth, the teeth young children have before their full teeth develop and space out. In a strange twist of fixing up your smile, it is now in to go into a dental salon and have your teeth temporarily turned inward to resemble the child like grin.
 
 
It’s a short and non-permanent procedure so your teeth aren’t stuck that way. But it’s just as strange and body altering as those doughnut head people. It doesn’t leave you with say floating bodies in your body or take anything away from you personally but doesn’t this just perpetuate the need to alter your body to appeal to others? Whatever happened to liking people for them, warts and all?