When I was a teenager I had braces. My parents died and I was put in the foster system. One thing led to another, and I ran away. Because I was on my own, I never had braces removed. I’m really embarrassed about that. I’m in a job where I can afford some dental care. Is there anything I can do about it now?

Kevin, Austin, TX

Kevin,

The only thing you can at this point is to have the braces removed. After that procedure is completed, you can see what kind of damage was done to your teeth. it is possible you may need to get either porcelain crowns or maybe even porcelain veneers.

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