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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 designed to share books and other media related to wearing braces and orthodontic care. This week, we’re sharing the graphic novel ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier, which is all about the challenges of being a middle schooler going through orthodontic treatment.


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

Unfortunately, one night she has a fall and injures her two front teeth. This leads to a long and frustrating ordeal involving braces, surgery, cringe-worthy headgear… and even a retainer with false teeth attached.

Add to all that the usual confusion about boys and the social challenges that come with being a middle schooler, 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 hard, especially for children and teens, when all they want is to fit in and feel ‘normal’.

This sweet and funny coming of age story is relatable for middle school-age kids, but it will resonate with anyone who has ever suffered through those middle school years – especially with those who, like Raina, had some dental drama thrown into the mix!

Book your No Obligation Smile Consultation today with Ridge Meadows Orthodontics.