Japan’s Fang Crooked Teeth Craze, Is Australia Ready for this?
By Athena Yenko | February 10, 2014 4:47 PM EST
In 2010, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reported that 21 per cent of adults 65 years old and over wear dentures for perfectly aligned teeth. Females were more likely to wear dentures (25 per cent) than males (17 per cent.)
Australian cared so much about their teeth, 64 per cent visits dentists regularly - 78 per cent of children aged 5-14, to 57 per cent of adults aged 25-44; while 49 per cent of adults aged over 18 had regular visits to the dentist.
Australians, also, were conscious about the cost of dental care. A study from National Dental Telephone Survey found that Australians at some point avoided or delayed unnecessary dental procedure due to cost and whether they consider oral hygiene as financial burden. The study found that Australians put so much importance to their oral health that they pay dental insurance to afford dental procedures.
From Japan, a craze is drastically taking the globe in storm.
Japanese were willing to pay hundreds of dollars to have their aligned tooth crooked and for dentist to create fangs with their already perfect set of teeth.
Apparently Japanese men are attracted to the crooked, fang-like teeth because it creates a child like appearance to women. Men find the look endearing.
According to a dentist in Tokyo, the dental procedure was called the 'yeaba' effect which involved attaching non-permanent or permanent mini canine fangs.
Yaeba literally means "multilayered" or "double" tooth, and describes the fanged look achieved when molars crowd the canines, pushing them forward, according to Japan Today.
The procedure costs $390.
Those who have changed their minds and want to remove the fangs will have to pay the same amount to have them removed.
"'Yaeba' give girls an impish cuteness. It's a sense of beauty unique to the Japanese, but 'yaeba' can be an attractive feature on women in their teens and twenties," a proponent of the procedure said.
He said that many teens were excited in undergoing the procedure that he can give as much as 50 per cent discount for middle school and high school students.
It will not be long until the craze reach Australia.
Will Australian's embrace this trend?
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