HealthyStart® System in Pinehurst

HealthyStart® is a non-custom, soft and removable set of oral appliances that gently guide erupting teeth into their perfect alignment and encourage the correct growth of the craniofacial complex. The appliance helps guide the correct growth pattern of the lower jaw and aids in naturally expanding the dental arches to ensure enough space is present for incoming permanent teeth. Moreso, these appliances address symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing such as irritability, mouth breathing, bedwetting, snoring, nightmares, and underdeveloped jaws.

HealthyStart® System in Pinehurst

What is Sleep Disordered Breathing?

Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is when a child experiences breathing difficulties during sleep. SDB includes frequent loud snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

When breathing is disrupted during sleep, the heart rate increases, blood pressure rises, the brain is aroused, and sleep is disrupted. Often, symptoms of SDB are left untreated or misdiagnosed.

A compromised airway is often noted with the improper positioning or crowding of adult teeth. A child’s narrow dental arches can lead to unhealthy airway development, hindering facial growth and increased prevalence of SDB symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of SDB?

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

HealthyStart® System in Pinehurst

How can HealthyStart® help?

The issue to be addressed with Sleep Disordered Breathing is a compromised airway. The HealthyStart® appliances open the airway by bringing the upper and lower jaws forward, maximizing airflow and aiding in improving symptoms of SDB. Through multiple appliance therapy, we can encourage mid-face growth and airway development. It is our goal to encourage your child to nasal breathe and live a happier and healthier life.

The problem with conventional treatment is that prescription drugs, surgery and years in braces do not promote or develop the child’s airway. Conventional treatment options provide a “solution” to a specific symptom without addressing the root cause.

Our goal is to address the root cause early in life while a child’s body is growing. We can encourage proper airway development, prevent crowded teeth, and train proper tongue resting posture. Breathing properly is a necessary step for the health of a child.

HealthyStart® System in Pinehurst

HealthyStart® is the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical and pain-free alternative to braces!

The HealthyStart® System is a natural and non-invasive approach to straightening teeth that encourages natural palatal expansion and chewing mechanics to stimulate jaw development and growth. Through guiding teeth into their ideal alignment as the adult dentition erupts, it can work just as well, if not better, than conventional braces, clear aligners, and other orthodontic options.

HealthyStart® System in Pinehurst