HealthyStart is a revolutionary system that is worn by your child at night to help straighten their teeth while improving nighttime breathing. Sleep disordered breathing, known as SDB, is a lot more common than many parents think. Most often, this sleep-related breathing disorder is caused by severe malocclusions, bite problems and other oral issues. HealthyStart is an appliance that your child wears at night to help open their airway, making breathing easier. The appliance simultaneously works to correct many orthodontic problems early on so that invasive treatment is not necessary as they get older.
Most younger children between the ages of 5 and 13 are good candidates for HealthyStart. Because SDB has been found in children as young as two, it is a good idea to bring them in for a thorough consultation and examination. We can help to identify a problem with their nighttime breathing in relation to what both you and your child tells us. HealthyStart is helpful at correcting a variety of orthodontic problems early on, which prevents the need for years of orthodontic treatment later on.