HaRuRiNaMaMiToMo wrote:I think she also rushes her hand in front of her month everytime she laughs so that's maybe why.
This is a common thing girls are taught to do in Japan, it's not specifically because of her teeth, although for all anyone knows the whole custom exists because people in the past had really bad teeth and so everyone was taught to do it. But you see many, many girls do this there, whatever kind of teeth they have. I am sure I've seen the other three do it in interviews too (though somehow I can't picture Mami doing it, maybe she doesn't).
tonymiller wrote:Crooked teeth are considered lucky in Japan and many Japanese idols have them.
That is true, but there is a particular *kind* of crooked that's considered cute on idols (I am not sure this is really the same as the "lucky" part - I don't think that's why people like it on idols, they like it because they think it's cute). I am not sure how to describe it, it's one of those "you know it when you see it" things. I actually think it's cute too now that I've been exposed to it for so many years, but I think Haruna's teeth are in a little different category. It seems like she just has a couple of teeth that stick out a bit and this could actually cause her mouth pain (and change the shape of her cheek).
Medios wrote:From what I know, how your voice sounds like is not determined only by your voice box inside your throat, but also by the formation of your teeth.
That's why Freddie Mercury decided not to correct his teeth, although he just generally had a really severe overbite. I think they were going to have to do some pretty major work and it would have changed the shape of his whole mouth. But Haruna just looks like she's trying to pull her teeth back, which will allow all her teeth enough space. I can't see how this will change her voice.
I have a feeling what happened is that her wisdom teeth came in and crowded out her other teeth. That's why my teeth are crooked too. If so, I hope she actually had them removed before trying to correct her remaining teeth. But it looks like this apparatus she has is trying to pull backwards on both sides, so she probably did have the wisdom teeth removed first.