What is Healthy Start?

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The HealthyStart® System is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free approach to opening the airway and straightening teeth WITHOUT braces. With a series of soft appliances, Healthy Start straightens teeth without the price-tag of braces and does more than traditional orthodontic aligners. They also address symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, which 9 out of 10 children are affected by. Too often, these symptoms often go misdiagnosed or untreated and worsen with age. HealthyStart® aims to address these symptoms early-on, addressing the root cause, so that they can be solved naturally.

What is Sleep Disordered Breathing?

Sleep Disordered Breathing not only refers to breathing difficulties during sleep, but it is also a root cause for many other symptoms that children frequently exhibit. These sleeping issues stem from airway disruption during sleep. As a child’s breathing is restricted, their body reacts as though the child is choking, resulting in lower oxygen levels, higher heart rate, and higher blood pressure.

Improper positioning of teeth can also cause SDB symptoms, as close baby teeth can often signify that a child’s dental arches are too narrow. Adult teeth are bigger and wider than baby teeth, and if there isn’t enough room for the adult teeth to grow in, the teeth begin to crowd together or protrude. Dental arches that are too narrow lead to unhealthy airway development, as the lack of room hinders facial growth and compromises the airway.

Symptoms:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Academic Challenges
  • Arrested Growth
  • Underdeveloped Jaw
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Depression
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Nightmares
  • Inability to Focus

9 out of 10 children exhibit AT LEAST one symptom of SDB, including crowded teeth, underdeveloped jaw, mouth breathing, snoring, grinding, ADD/ADHD, chronic allergies, bedwetting. 6 out of 10 exhibit 4 or more symptoms. Most often the child does not “grow out” of these symptoms and more over, the symptoms get worse with age.

The central issue for many children suffering from the effects of Sleep Disordered Breathing is a compromised airway. The HealthyStart® System opens the airway by bringing the upper and lower jaws forward, allowing for maximum airflow, aiding in the improvement of Sleep Disordered Breathing symptoms. It also has the ability to encourage mid-face growth and airway development. By opening up the airway and improving airway width, it encourages nasal breathing and ensures that children are able to live happy and healthy lives.

Straightening Teeth Without Braces

At nearly HALF the cost of braces, the HealthyStart® System is a revolutionary departure from traditional orthodontics into an early, non-invasive, natural approach to straightening teeth.
 
It works as well as, or better than, braces, plastic aligners, surgery, or any other orthodontic option to achieve a picture-perfect smile. The HealthyStart® System guides the permanent teeth into their ideal alignments without the price-tag of braces, but with more evidence and research than typical aligners.

Healthy Start aims to begin treatment early in life in order to guide developing teeth into the proper alignment naturally. In doing so, most children only have to wear the appliance at bedtime. With the permanent teeth in their ideal position, the ligaments and jaw bone will mature around them leading to lifelong retention and reduce the dreaded orthodontic relapse that most adults experience.