New Braces: A Source of Pride for Maddie Posted on December 26, 2017 by admin I chatted for a bit with my grandgirl Madeline Christmas Day and she showed me her brand new braces, flashing the metal like they were a new iPhone. Proud she was. Proud of her, I was. Maddie takes circumstances as they are and makes the best of them. No embarrassment, no hiding, no BS. I love that kid.