The HealthyStart System to Screen for Sleep Disordered Breathing
As a parent, you want what’s best for your children, including their happiness and health. One of the best ways you can help keep them healthy is with preventative care and screenings. At Tucson Biological Dentistry
in Tucson, Arizona, we are proud to offer our patients the dental HealthyStart System
to screen for sleep-disordered breathing, which is grossly underdiagnosed in the United States.
What is HealthyStart?
HealthyStart is a system designed to identify and provide treatment for children experiencing symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). SDB refers to breathing difficulties during sleep, and it is estimated that 9 out of 10 children suffer from one or more symptoms related to the condition. The vast majority of symptoms associated with SDB will not self-correct over time and, in many cases, will worsen, which is why early detection is vital.
The HealthyStart system is a custom-designed oral appliance that helps support natural growth and development of the jaw while maintaining open airways and promoting proper nasal breathing, while at the same time straightening your child’s teeth. This appliance system can help your child grow and flourish with a beautiful, healthy smile when started early.
Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing
If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for an evaluation:
- Mouth Breathing
- Aggressive Behavior
- Chronic Allergies
- Daytime Drowsiness
- Restless Sleep
- Swollen Adenoids & Tonsils
- Crooked Teeth
- Dark Circles Under the Eyes
- Frequent Headaches
- Arrested Growth
- Low Grades in Math, Science, & Spelling
- A natural way to straighten teeth
In addition to addressing sleep disordered breathing, HealthyStart is also a more natural way to straighten teeth. Rather than using braces, HealthyStart aligners guide teeth into more ideal alignment. By beginning treatment early, it helps naturally guide teeth into proper alignment naturally and correct future issues.
Before & After Treatment Images
How HealthyStart® Can Improve Your Child's Health
Make your child's health a priority.
The HealthyStart appliances open the airway and allow for maximum airflow, allowing children to sleep deeper and more relaxed (without all the snoring, nightmares and bedwetting).
Better sleep plays a fundamental role in a child's health. By opening the airway and allowing for the most restful sleep possible, children have the ability to be their most successful selves.
Quality sleep improves memory, executive function and problem-solving during childhood. A person who is sleep-deprived cannot focus properly, and continuous improper sleep has long-term effects on a child's health and focus.
HealthyStart improves the behavior of children by allowing for maximum airflow and non-interrupted sleep. Quality sleep improves behavior during childhood and allows them to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves possible.
The HealthyStart System promotes the natural growth of teeth into their correct alignments. Unlike many clear aligners, HealthyStart appliances are completely non-invasive and work with the natural eruption of teeth.
Our appliances aid in opening the airway and shifting the jaw forward, all while straightening teeth and guiding them into their correct alignments. Regular clear aligners do not address the underdeveloped jaw and force teeth into alignment.
A HealthyStart to a Happy Life
- Address symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing
- Develop the jaw and airway
- Promote nasal breathing
- Straighten teeth without braces
- Correct tongue thrust
- Position tongue properly
- Eliminate oral habits, such as finger sucking and thumb sucking
- Correct dental conditions, such as overbite, overjet, open-bite, crossbite, crowded teeth, crooked teeth and gummy smile
Call us today to learn more about the HealthyStart System
If you are in the Tucson, AZ, area and want to learn more about HealthyStart or believe your child may need an evaluation, call the Tucson Biological Dentistry team today at 520-326-0082