The HealthyStart® System is an all-natural, nonsurgical orthodontic treatment to help children’s jaws and airways grow and develop properly. This system involves the use of a series of uniquely designed oral appliances that, when worn for a few hours each day or during the night while asleep, help encourage nasal breathing and discourage mouth breathing as your child’s teeth and jaws develop. The goal of the HealthyStart System is to help your child develop an airway that is wide and open so that they can breathe easily during both their waking and sleeping hours.
The HealthyStart System is designed to prevent problems such as Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). Children with wide, forward dental arches who breathe through their nose tend to sleep better and get the rest they need. Children who are well rested will generally perform better in school, be better behaved and experience fewer health issues. The HealthyStart System works by widening the jaw and airway as well as straightening the teeth. This enables your child to get the oxygen and deep sleep their growing body requires and helps to reduce or prevent problems like SDB. This treatment may also reduce the need for extensive orthodontic treatment with braces or other oral appliance in the future.
If you have any questions about the HealthyStart System, please call our office. We will be happy to help you make an appointment with our dentist.