Brace Yourself!

weird orthodontic and dental humor

Introducing: SMILE - A Dental Drama

by Raina Telgemeier

This month, we are proud to present artist Raina Telgemeier's comic series Smile - A Dental Drama. In this comic, Raina re-tells some of the events surrounding her getting braces as a young girl. graciously thanks Raina for letting us re-print her comic on our website.

Here is the first installment of the series. To read the rest of the comic (which is still in progress), go to Raina's website at

Read the rest at Raina's website.


About Raina

A San Francisco native, Raina Telgemeier is the Eisner- and Ignatz-nominated creator of Take-Out and SMILE, and the artist of the upcoming graphic novel, The BabySitters Club (April 2006, from Scholastic Books). Her comics have appeared in Broad Appeal, Bizarro World, Not My Small Diary, Moo-Cow Fan Club Magazine, and on She currently lives in Queens, New York and recently got engaged to fellow comic artist Dave Roman.

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