Right now her teeth look like this.
Notice how her front teeth (which had a gap a month or so ago)
are starting to overlap, and that her left top canine tooth is actually behind her bottom teeth?
Yeah, that's not so good. Her mouth is so small, and with all the teeth she still has coming in, we (by 'we,' I mean Jared and I, plus her regular dentist, plus her orthodontist, and oral surgeon) decided to give her a fighting chance by pulling her baby canines that are still in there. This will give her teeth some time to hopefully straighten out on their own, while also giving her jaw a bit of time to grow and make room for the rest of her adult teeth.
The poor kid. She's really not looking forward to this. We were able to joke about it tonight, and she told me just a bit ago that joking about it seems to really help.
So, if anyone knows any good tooth/teeth/dentist jokes that are kid appropriate, I would love to hear them (or you could text them to us all day tomorrow!).
Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!