UPDATE on the pacifier progress! These photos are now just 2 months apart. Closing of the anterior open bite (where front teeth don't close together) improves function, esthetics, and speech. It also decreases the potential for injury to the front teeth. Stopping the pacifier before age 3 can lead to self-correction in most cases. Look for a final blog posting (with photo) on this topic in the future. Isn't it a great weekend to give up the paci?