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You can experience glory by helping someone achieve straight or crooked teeth. Crooked teeth? In Japan, there is a new trend among women to have their straight teeth disarranged to achieve "yaeba" or "snaggleteeth." Crooked teeth shows that a girl is not perfect, which makes her more approachable to some people in Japanese culture.

Believe it or not, the trend is making its way to the United States. Models like Lauren Hutton, Lara Stone, and Georgia Jagger are making names for themselves with their unique, gapped tooth look. While the trend hasn't stopped Americans from spending $110 billion a year to have the smile improved, there's at least a new option for those who weren't born with perfect teeth. Whether your patient has crooked or straight teeth, you can experience glory by giving them a smile that they love.