HealthyStart®

Beautiful Smiles are Just the Beginning

Uncovering Health Issues in Your Child While Straightening Teeth Without Braces

What is it?

The HealthyStart® system is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment option 

that promotes the natural development of the dentition. This system consists of a series of uniquely designed oral appliances worn a few hours a day and/or during the night.  These soft, comfortable appliances address the root cause of Sleep-related Breathing Disorder, promoting nasal breathing while discouraging mouth breathing as they widen the dental arches to help develop the jaw while straightening teeth.

HealthyStart® is designed to address the following issues:

  • Symptoms of Sleep-related Breathing Disorder
  • Development of Dentition
  • Development of the Jaws and Facial Profile
  • Opening the Airway
  • Straightening of the Teeth
  • Positioning and Training for Correct Tongue Placement & Correcting a Tongue Thrust
  • Teaching Proper Swallowing
  • Eliminating Thumb or Finger Sucking
  • Correcting Overbite, Overjet, Crowding, Crossbites & more!

Benefits of early treatment

Understanding the connection

Childhood sleep disorders are becoming more prevalent among our youth and the consequences are typically overlooked. Often disrupted sleep patterns in children give rise to many childhood health and behavioral issues that can lead to serious problems if not intercepted at a young age. HealthyStart® can help identify these symptoms and customize guidelines for the treatment that aid in proper breathing while widening dental arches and straightening their teeth. The connection between proper breathing and mouth development needs to be examined at an early age otherwise it can prevent proper development. The dental arches can continue to narrow overtime, positioning the jaw too far back, and placing the chin too far forward resulting in irregular profiles and Sleep-related Breathing Disorder.

Importance of Your Child’s Airway

A compromised airway can impact the air intake, thus resulting in Sleep Disordered Breathing. Typically when the child’s airway is constricted, the central issue stems from a narrow and underdeveloped airway that causes the child to struggle while breathing and the child tends to resort to mouth breathing worsening the issue at hand. Some negative aspects of mouth breathing included:

  • Improper exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen
  • Proper tongue function
  • Proper function of orofacial muscles that aid in speaking, swallowing, and chewing
  • Possible swelling of tonsil tissue and adenoids further impacting the airway

Early interceptive orthodontics with the HealthyStart® system can provide greater stability in the overall development of proper teeth alignment eliminating the need for orthodontics at a later stage in life. The advantage to using the HealthyStart® system is that they are removable appliances that allow young children to maintain healthy preventative oral hygiene habits. Children will obtain the natural appearance of their teeth and have access to all surfaces for brushing and applying fluoride treatments to prevent cavities!

The use of these appliances will guide the natural eruption of permanent teeth and allow for the mature bone to securely place the tooth in its proper permanent position so that the child will not need future orthodontic treatment. Once the teeth are guided into their proper position, the natural development of other oral and maxillofacial muscles will grow and adapt to the natural occlusion of the teeth.

Every kid is different! Call our office today to set up an appointment or consult to discuss the best treatment for your child!

Interceptive Orthodontics

Early interceptive orthodontics with the HealthyStart® system can provide greater stability in the overall development of proper teeth alignment eliminating the need for orthodontics at a later stage in life. The advantage to using the HealthyStart® system is that they are removable appliances that allow young children to maintain healthy preventative oral hygiene habits. Children will obtain the natural appearance of their teeth and have access to all surfaces for brushing and applying fluoride treatments to prevent cavities!

The use of these appliances will guide the natural eruption of permanent teeth and allow for the mature bone to securely place the tooth in its proper permanent position so that the child will not need future orthodontic treatment. Once the teeth are guided into their proper position, the natural development of other oral and maxillofacial muscles will grow and adapt to the natural occlusion of the teeth.

Every kid is different! Call our office today to set up an appointment or consult to discuss the best treatment for your child!