You and your tween will love this book! Smile by Raina Telgemeier. It’s a graphic novel for tween/teens that describes how the usual problems of middle school become so much harder when a girl trips and knocks out her two front teeth. Yikes! You’ll relate even if your braces experience wasn’t so traumatic.
Found another source of some braces-friendly recipes:
I’m going to try the Potato Pancakes – yum!