Yesterday was the big day. I took Hezekiah in to get two teeth pulled. After going over the options with our dentist, thinking, discussing with Chuck and doing a little research, we decided to do a little proactive-pulling. The idea is to pull a couple of baby teeth to make room for his permanent teeth to come move around and (hopefully) settle in straight. He has one that is nearly horizontal right now and we hope to free up enough space for his to come down in its proper position.
He is totally missing adult tooth #7 and #10 is pegged…who knows what his smile will look like naturally. Rather than to begin orthodontic work at age six, we are going to wait and see what happens…then pursue orthodontics if and when necessary.
Please exuse this photo…he's earned a new nickname: Stubborn-kiah…since he refused to smile for the camera. I caught this one as I made him laugh…then he ducked his head into his shirt…and no worries, he's not self-concious about his new look…he was just refusing to smile. When I said I wanted pictures of his teeth he did this:
And said, "Okay Mom, here's my teeth".
Ah, such a sweet boy.