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91 pages     •     $3.49

A Dr.Samantha Wrighting short
by Catherine Aimes

    Madison's Braces is the second in Intraoral Press's Dr.Samantha Wrighting shorts series, available exclusively as ebooks and on Kindle.

    When she's in fifth grade more and more of Madison's classmates get braces ó and she finds out she will need them as well. But Madison sees what happens to kids with braces, and how they are treated, and she decides she wants to use that to her advantage: she wants to wait until she's fifteen until she gets them, hoping they'll help ward off the pressures of fitting in and looking pretty and playing dumb for the boys. If she has braces then, she thinks she'll be able to avoid falling for all of that, and can concentrate on her studies instead. Will her parents go along with her plan? Will her orthodontist, Dr.Wrighting? And what's it like having braces in high school?

Read about Madison's orthodontic journey, in the Dr.Samatha Wrighting short, Madison's Braces.

     From Madison's Braces:

    p.24:   Mom shook her head. "Oh, honey, but itís going to be so much harder if you have braces at that age instead of getting it over with now."
    "But thatís what I want! I want it to be harder. Thatís why I want to wait."

    p.74:   Tenth grade had its ups and downs and drama, but my regimented life was pretty simple, dominated by the need to get my headgear wearing time in, and otherwise constrained by the layer of braces that remained even during that half of the day when I didnít have to wear the headgear. I studied hard and did really well and that was what my life amounted to. I saw my friends but outside school we somehow usually only got together to study. I think I saw two movies with any of them all year.
    Yeah, I missed stuff, and I was jealous of some of the stuff I overheard other talking about, but I was also on track, and that was what was most important.

    p.75:   I turned sixteen in February, and didnít feel any older. It wasnít that reaching sweet sixteen was any sourer because of my braces and headgear, but compared to my classmates I did feel left behind in a few ways. I was marked by the braces, my oral calling card, there for everyone I dealt with to see. And I was held back by the headgear, which kept me in my place instead of exploring the outside world. But braces were a two-sided coin, and even if both glistened ridiculously brightly I could convince myself, most days, that the drawbacks on the one side were balanced by the benefits of my forced restraint on the other. Sure, my classmates were forging ahead of me in some ways, but I like to think I made up for a lot of that by blowing them out of the water academically.

A Dr.Samantha Wrighting short, available exclusively as an ebook and on Kindle. A great bite-size introduction to the offices and patients of Dr.Samantha Wrighting.

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Buy Madison's Braces on Kindle in the US or Kindle in the UK or Kindle in Germany.

    A reminder: Dr. Samantha Wrighting isn't your typical orthodontist. Madison's Braces is a work of fiction, and so there is some exaggeration and fantasy involved. Because of this it is probably not suitable for younger (pre-teen) readers, or impressionable readers who have not yet visited an actual orthodontist.

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    Our orthodontic fiction is solely meant as entertainment, not information that patients or their parents should rely on. Always consult a dentist or orthodontist about any questions about orthodontic treatment.

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