Crooked teeth, the latest Japanese beauty craze

Beauty is commonly said to be skin-deep, but in Japan, it appears that beauty is molar-deep as well. ‘Yaeba’ is an increasingly popular dental procedure dished out by orthodonists that involves fitting removable caps to ordinary teeth for a deliberately juvenile — or ‘youthful’, as the wearers might prefer to call it — look.

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