Elizabeth has a second shark tooth coming through so we decided to go visit the orthodontist sooner rather than later.
We picked the one that had the most recommendations (three different friends AND our dentist mentioned him) and headed off. It's a pretty swanky office and I was impressed by their little tour even if none of the staff was able to answer my only real question - namely HOW BIG IS THAT FISH TANK?!!?! (Yes, we are easily distracted...)
Elizabeth at first refused to open her mouth even though the orthodontist was careful to tell her that they do not have any needles on the premises. I have a feeling our next dental visit is going to be a challenge, even if it isn't another extraction. Sigh. In any case, we were very happy to hear that Elizabeth's jaw looks pretty good and we do not require any orthodontic care yet, though some work in the future is a near certainty.
Even better, it looks like the second adult tooth managed to dissolve enough of the root that we'll be able to wiggle it out before we need to get it extracted. We're now doing daily "tooth exercises". Matthew of course is super jealous and has been trying to loosen his teeth too. Let's hope he doesn't succeed.