The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children be evaluated by an ORTHODONIST by age 7. This is VERY different than an exam by a general dentist or pediatric dentist.
Only orthodontist can properly evaluate tooth alignment, dental development, and functional disharmonies.
Teeth that "stick out" are 2-3 times more likely to be accidentally damaged by trauma.
Easily correctible jaw growth abnormalities that occur during development can lead to lifelong problems.