After much, much research, getting second opinions, (and many tears) we've decided we need to get DD's 4 front teeth pulled (2 and a half are pretty much gone already anyway). We're scheduled at the hospital for GA on May 17. We're trying to figure out how to explain to her what is going to happen. She's very bright and verbal and I want to show her respect by telling her what we're going to do before it happens. We have a plan for after the surgery (we're going to ask for the teeth and put them under her pillow, etc.) but I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to explain to her *why* we have to pull out her teeth.
So far, all we can come up with is something along the lines of "all little kids lose their baby teeth and then they grow big teeth! sometimes kids need a little help with losing their teeth so their big teeth can grow in big and strong." Does that sound lame?