Now THAT looks more like braces!
I know how this feels, I had braces when I was a teenager.
Cleaned the small characters. This was easy, mostly I used the drawings I already cleaned from other poses and just tweeked them.
Second, the clean up begins. Next, I have to clean up the characters around the dinosaur and put the braces in the dinosaur's mouth. I prefer cleaning up my sketches using Flash. It is very quick and easy, much easier for me than Illustrator.
First, a rough sketch.