Some of the young Cambodians I encounter are enduring braces in a country where orthodonture and cosmetic repairs are a decided luxury.
Those fortunate Cambodians tend to be the ones who work in the service industry — the ones I see most often close up — and likely have come from families that may be poor but not dirt poor. They usually are graduates of a university or still are acquiring higher education. Some are offspring of astoundingly wealthy parents who make up the minuscule elite class.
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