What is HealthyStart?

HealthyStart™ is a progressive system of soft, comfortable, removable oral appliances that are worn a few hours a day and/or during the night while your child sleeps. These non-invasive appliances work with the natural forces of tooth eruption to gently guide the teeth into their perfect positions. In addition, they aid in the proper growth and development of the jaw and correct oral habits.

Many young children have Sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD) due to dental arches that are underdevloped, narrow and positioned too far back. Research shows that 9 out of 10 children suffer from at least 1 symptom of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD). These symptoms may include the following:

  • Bedwetting
  • Difficulty in School
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Restless Sleep
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Nightmares/Night Terrors
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Aggression
  • Headaches
HealthyStart™ appliances address the root cause of Sleep-related Breathing Disorder which research has shown to be an underlying condition that often gives rise to many childhood health and behavioral issues. The central issue for many children suffering from the effects of SRBD  is a compromised airway.  The HealthyStart™ system can help open up the airway of a growing child. CLICK HERE to learn more about the importance of your child's airway.

Benefits of using the HealthyStart system versus traditional orthodontics

The HealthyStart™ system:
  • Guides incoming permanent teeth, often eliminating the need for braces and lifelong retention
  • Can achieve full correction within 2-12 months
  • Usually costs much less than traditional braces
  • Promotes proper facial growth and development
  • Devlops arch expansion naturally, avoiding extractions
  • Can be started as early as age 2
  • Straightens children's teeth while they sleep or within only 2 hours of daytime wear
  • Eliminates improper oral habits, mouth breathing, teaches proper swallowing, and addresses the root causes of sleep-related breathing disorders
  • Corrects overbite, overjet, crossbites, under bites, gummy smile, open bites, and crowding in 93% of kids when started early
  • Removable appliances that make it easy to maintain proper dental hygiene
  • Has no food restrictions
  • Develops a beautiful smile for life