Teeth growth and alignment in children affect more than just the appearance of a smile. Misalignments can contribute to a variety of symptoms of child sleep-disordered breathing such as snoring, mouth breathing, bedwetting, cognitive challenges, underdeveloped jaw or airway and more. Instead of waiting until adolescence or the early teen years to address misalignments with orthodontic treatment, the HealthyStart® System offers a chance to fix these concerns earlier in childhood.
How Does the HealthyStart® System Work?
Teeth alignment has always been addressed after it becomes a problem. Teens may need to wear braces or aligners for years to straighten their teeth and bite, costing thousands of dollars in orthodontic care. Adults may need treatment for sleep apnea, TMJ and other disorders caused by jaw misalignment. The HealthyStart® System is designed to combat tooth alignment, arch size and airway constriction issues by using customized oral appliances at an early age.
The HealthyStart appliances are used in a variety of ways to help improve the alignment of teeth and impact sleep-disordered breathing. These are clear, plastic aligners that correct the alignment of teeth and the jaw, guiding the eruption of teeth and improving the development of the airway. Many children suffer from sleep-disordered breathing, which can restrict their oxygen levels and impact their focus and cognitive function.
This is often caused by an underdeveloped airway. The HealthyStart System can help straighten teeth as they come in and open the airway. Some of the conditions treated by HealthyStart appliances include:
- Tooth misalignment
- Small arches
- Narrow airway
- Sleep-disordered breathing symptoms – ADD/ADHD, academic challenges, sleep apnea, bedwetting, mouth breathing and more.
Certified HealthyStart® System Provider in Colorado
The HealthyStart System is non-invasive and pain-free, offering a cost-effective alternative to braces and orthodontic surgery. It can treat childhood sleep disorder breathing issues as well as prevent sleep disorders and other problems in adulthood.
To learn more about the HealthyStart System and if it is right for your child, contact us at Restore Dental in Highlands Ranch. We are a certified provider of the HealthyStart® System, which can help your child have straight teeth without the need for braces and improve their quality of sleep. Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu.