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Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

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Books About Braces - ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

This series of blog posts is for sharing books and other media that deals with to wearing braces and with orthodontic care. This week, we’re sharing ‘Smile’ a graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier, which is all about the challenges of being a middle schooler going through orthodontic treatment.


‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier is about Raina, who would love to just be a normal 6th grader.

One night, however, Raina has a fall and injures her two front teeth. This results in a long and frustrating ordeal involving surgery, braces, cringe-worthy headgear… and even a retainer with false teeth attached.

Add to all that the typical confusion about boys and the social issues that comes with being in middle school, and Raina has her work cut out for her when it comes to making it through the 6th grade!

Dealing with braces and orthodontic treatment can be difficult, especially for children and teens, when all they want is to feel ‘normal’ and fit in with their friends.

Adults and kids alike will find this sweet and funny coming of age story relatable, and especially anyone who has ever suffered through those middle school years with the addition of some dental drama!

Book your NO OBLIGATION Smile Consultation today at Vancouver Orthodontics!