Gummy Smile and Yaeba: trending dental procedures on Asia

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Gummy Smile and Yaeba: trending dental procedures on Asia

Today, the Korean pop, known by the acronym short, Kpop, it’s on fire in the music industry and despite the fact that since it takes years to be a success in South Korea, they will have like about 2 or 3 years that they began to arrive with tours throughout the United States the various musical groups that reside in the genre.

 

But first of all, we need to know who are those “Idols”, why people call them like that.

 

“Idol”, it is a term used to describe a South Korean musical artist signed under an entertainment agency. In Korea, potential idols are commonly broadcast by agencies through a street audition or auditions to become apprentices.

 

Hundreds of candidates attend each day the global auditions held by Korean entertainment agencies to act for the possibility of becoming an apprentice. Others are recruited without hearing, based on observations or potential talent.

 

 

Those who successfully pass this stage of hearing are hired long – a term with the entertainment company. There are no age limits to becoming an apprentice; therefore, it is not uncommon for apprentices, and even debuted idols, to be very young.

 

From what we have said about these young people, they must have a physical appearance that shows as a truly beautiful beauty stand, basically, some fans would describe them as perfect.

 

Them, what’s the problem with teeth? If they have to be this perfect character that entertainment agencies have molded them into success, so why is the dental situation a little forgotten?

 

Well, reading a little on internet sites, it doesn’t seem like the dental market in Korea is so forgotten, they just focus on other aesthetic changes.

 

And already starting to talk about the oral subject, it seems that in Korea it seems they adopted another term to refer to the gummy smile, calling it something like “toothy smile”.

 

Koreans tend to smile a lot, and that shows perhaps the safety of the K-pop stars at the time of being on stage or in an interview, but also the question arises whether it is normal of their race or why many count on the gummy smile.

 

If you search at the internet in forums of this musical genre, the same users have commented that it is about 5 years old that they started to dialogue and even debate, on the theme of their idols and the smile that characterizes them.

 

One example that users themselves ” nominate “as the one that is very evident their excess rubber, is the singer of the group” Secret”, Hyosung, who claims that he has been very criticized about it, where he has even been told that if he continued to smile excessively and “show his rubber in that way”, he would take the act as negative publicity for the group.

 

Another girl is Goo Hara, from the group Kara. She said that one of her biggest insecurities it’s her smile, and not because she has yellowish teeth or clogs, simply because she has the famous gummy smile, a fact that as you may have noticed in many of her colleagues, has generated insecurity due to constant criticism.

 

They are just to mention a few examples of how these young talents from Korea seem to sell us an almost perfect picture as far as their physical appearance is concerned, but the reality is that they show that they are also like all of us with imperfections that make us perfect.

 

But this is no reason for their “toothy smile” to disappear, as it does not seem to be of much importance to them, but on the contrary, this elevates their tender or attractive style to many of their fans.

 

Korea may be characterized by being in an elevated top as cosmetic surgery, as it is mentioned that it is a population addicted to this kind of “arrangement” and in many, it is already an uncontrolled obsession.

 

This nation has tripled its medical tourism since 2009. In other words, people from all over the world travel to Seoul only to have aesthetic interventions, and in that country alone, one-third of the population has had some cosmetic surgery.

 

Thus, Korea reports an income of almost $ 500 million annually in this type of intervention alone. South Korea has the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery operations in the world. One in five Koreans has gone through the O. R. In the United States, only one in 20 has done so, according to the International Association of Plastic Surgeons.

 

But you might wonder here, why if they have that chance of resorting to cosmetic surgeries, what’s the reason they can’t “modify” the gummy smile? Which, in addition to showing some aesthetics, does a mouth good and healthy.

 

Well, we must first make one thing clear. Although the operations carried out by many people there may be very different from those carried out in Mexico. While in the West many interventions are sought in the body (liposuctions, breast augmentation, etc.),

 

In the East, the focus is on the face. The most popular surgeries are in three areas: eyes, nose, and jaw, but the latter is only the outer part.

 

For example, the jaw operation (or “face scraping”) looks for the shape of the face to be heart-shaped: round cheeks and a thin pointed chin. In South Korea fashion, faces are not angular or wide, so they file the jaw.

 

It is surprising how different are the standards of beauty for the country, and many of these surgeries can blow new or never previously contemplated. Having plastic surgery is everyone’s decision because we all do what we think will make us feel more comfortable with our appearance and no one has the right to judge us or not.

 

Whether or not you want to go through the scalpel, we recommend that you do so because you feel comfortable with yourself and not because of other pressures. We believe that beauty is reflected from within and that above all, we must be healthy.

 

Traditionally conservative and competitive, whether at school or work, this society also exerts a suffocating pressure on women to marry before they turn 30 and imposes on them beauty canons marked by this stunning Korean Idols, that seem rather perfect porcelain dolls.

 

As we mentioned, Korean aesthetic changes focus more on the face but it seems that only on the outside, so is the case that there is a surgery called “Smile Lip”, which consists of lifting the lips to simulate a Gioconda-like smile.

 

This may leave us thinking that to avoid opening their mouth and showing their true smile, they prefer to resort to these methods, which may be a little more painful, and also avoid showing their teeth.

 

*Although it may seem that some do resort to veneers or whitening, the situation of the gummy smile is still present.

 

Other trends in the East are a little unusual for us who live in the West, and for this, we will make a small detour to the country of Japan.

 

Have you ever heard of yaeba?

 

This trend, even though it is already a few years old in Japan, does not cease to be relevant in carrying out this procedure.

 

It is well known that Japanese youth are experts in modifying or doing something that becomes trending and then adopted around the world, for this purpose in order to want to excel others, to look different and to be acclaimed as the pioneers in this fashion.

 

But sometimes, it must be recognized that they exceed the limits of rationality and go beyond the limits. One of his extravagant practices is the procedure better known as yaeba.

 

Yaeba consists of desalinating, sharpening and elongating the teeth (preferably the fangs), and this in order to make the smiles of the young people look more tender, sweet and innocent.

 

This may sound a little as if it were an aspect of a fictional character – the look like a vampire – but the faithful followers of this fashion ensures that, on the contrary, the goal is not to sound like something sinister or make allusion to characters of terror, but to obtain a tender smile or as they say, “kawaii”.

 

And going back a little bit to the theme of “idols”, Japan also has its variant in music and pop groups, Jpop, where a characteristic of these young people is to have their teeth in this way.

 

They comment that it all started with a member of the group “AKB48”, Itano Tomomi, started to raise interest about his fans thanks to his smile. since this one looked very beautiful to them.

 

The funny thing here is that she used fake fangs to make that look, but I can never imagine the anger it would cause when she lifted a whole wave in Japan of her followers visiting dentists to make their teeth like that.

 

This treatment is very popular in the Japanese country, so much so that it is one of the most sought after in all the clinics there, receiving the name “tsuke-yaeba”.

 

But it is not necessary to be so alarmed since the tooth is not subjected to a surgical procedure, it is simply attached to the tusks some veneers, which cause the desired effect and appearance. This procedure began to be applied as it could not be said that few fans requested a traditional orthodontic procedure to achieve crooked teeth.

 

They comment that it all started with a member of the group “AKB48”, Itano Tomomi, started to raise interest about his fans thanks to his smile. since this one looked very beautiful to them.

 

The funny thing here is that she used fake fangs to make that look, but I can never imagine the anger it would cause when she lifted a whole wave in Japan of her followers visiting dentists to make their teeth like that.

 

This treatment is very popular in the Japanese country, so much so that it is one of the most sought after in all the clinics there, receiving the name “tsuke-yaeba”.

 

But don’t be alarmed, since the tooth is not clung to a surgical procedure, simply stick to the tusks some brushes, which provoke the desired effect and appearance. This procedure was used to apply since it could not be said that there were few fans who requested a traditional orthodontic procedure to achieve crooked teeth.



Within this whole kpop  and jpop wave, many fans comment that it does not seem to be the big deal in Korea and Japan, or that it is one of the treatments requested in dental clinics, as they see it as something very carefree, but if it is social media the comments are usually very negative and even offensive and many see it as if it were having to fix a nose that needs surgery to comply with the socially accepted beauty canon.

 

In occident, we are more just to other standards on beauty, we are in love with big white smiles and perfectly aligned teeth.

 

In Trust Dental Care we can help you if you have a doubt or need to treat a “gummy smile” or “Yaeba” with procedures like “All in 4“, “Dental Implants“, “Veneers” and “Braces“.

 

Call us (844) 848 7878 or send us a message to answer your questions or to request an appointment with our top dentists.

 

We have the most modern methods to make your experience painless and comfortable because your dental care is just as important as your tranquility.

 

What do you think of these guys who seem to be the role model of many young people? Do you think it can influence the failure to care for his health and his mouth appeared? Let us know in the comments your opinion!

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