I have finally found happiness but unable to show it.
A little backstory about me:
My name is Justine, I'm 26 years old and have been battling mental illnesses for most my life. I was physically and sexually abused as a child by the people who were supposed to care for me and neglected by my parents. But this is not a pity story. I am proud of who I've become and would not be where I am without my struggles. I developed an eating disorder by the age of 8 and that's brought me here; reaching out for help to fix my smile.
I have been in and out of treatment for over a decade now and am proud to be able to say I'm a little over one year clean from any substance abuse and also a little over one year recovered from my eating disorder. My struggles kept me indoors avoiding social gatherings for the majority of my life but since working on my recovery, I've been exploring the outdoors and creating lasting relationships. During this time, I had given myself a goal that if I get to 365 days clean, I will gift myself a new smile. I saved up $6k during the year however that was way under my budget.
My parents never really sent me to the dentist so I didn't know where to start. I ended up consulting with multiple dentists and have been told that I need a full mouth reconstruction. I've suffered lots of tooth decay and as a result, many of my teeth need to be pulled and replaced with implants. I didn't think my situation was this bad. I know it's a lot to ask and I'm quite embarrassed to be in this situation but I've asked everyone I know for help but have been rejected.
I want to be able to smile for the first time in a very long time. Any help would be appreciated.