Diastema now Fashion Forward
Diastema is a dental condition marked by a separation or gap in between the two front teeth. While some individuals choose to wear dental braces to fix the condition, others inlcuding some famous Hollywood stars opt to keep their teeth less than perfect. It seems that the fashion industry is now incorporating the unique look into their work.
According the Wall Street Journal, the movement was started by fashion designer, David Delfin. Delfin first paid for cosmetic dentistry to artificially create the look in his own smile as a symbolic gesture regarding his feelings surrounding the death of his father (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703720004575478213601248720.html). Eventually, Delfin entitled his 2009 collection "Diastema," to pay further homage to his dad.
Ironically, in the industry where perfection rules the roost, imperfections of all types (tattoos, piercings, etc.) have become all the rage. Now other fashion industry insiders have picked up his appreciation for the look and less than perfect teeth became a popular feature for high-fashion models working at the 2011 New York Fashion Week event. Again, this trend is thought to be a backlash against the contemporary standard of beauty.
Flawed Dental Veneers
For decades dental veneers have been a popular type of cosmetic dentistry cosmetic choice. Initially veneers have been used as a way to hide imperfections in teeth and in many cases, looked perfectly flawless. Thanks to an evolution in tastes, the latest incarnation of dental veneers is the natural look.
The New York Times has reported that the cosmetic dentistry trend a bit more costly than typical dental veneers as only the skills of "master ceramist" (at around $1,600 to $2,500 per tooth) can make the hand-crafted fake teeth. The desire to look natural and authentic that has fueled the trend (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/21/fashion/21SKIN.html).
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