HealthyStart Program in Mill Woods, Southeast Edmonton
An estimated nine out of ten children suffer from one or more symptoms related to Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). – JAOS, Bergersen / Stevens
- Does your child snore or grind his/her teeth at night?
- Have you noticed your child having his/her mouth constantly open or always breathing through the mouth?
- Does your child have ADHD and would prefer an alternative treatment to medication?
- Does your child still wet his/her bed?
- Does your child suffer from chronic allergy issues?
- Is your child always tired, sleeps throughout the day and has trouble focusing in school?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, your child may be experiencing the effects Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).
What is SDB?
Sleep Disordered Breathing is an all-inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from quiet snoring to severe airway obstruction during sleep. When your child’s breathing is disrupted, his or her body recognizes the disruption as choking, therefore, slowing the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, arousing the brain, and disrupting sleep, which impacts your child’s dental and overall health.
Research has shown that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to the childhood health disorders shown below.
- Mouth Breathing
- Daytime Drowsiness
- Bed Wetting
- Sleep Issues
- Difficulty in School
- Aggressive Behavior
- ADD / ADHD
- Delayed Growth
- Chronic Allergies
- Crowded Teeth
- Restless Sleep
- Overbite / Overjet
- Dark Circles Under Eyes
- Swollen Adenoids / Tonsils
What is the HealthyStart System?
The HealthyStart® System is an oral appliance therapy. It is a group of removable appliances that resemble night guards. It promotes natural growth and development, which addresses the root causes of SDB. The Healthy Start System has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth. As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear. When kids can breathe properly, they can begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential.
The proprietary advanced orthodontic/orthopedic HealthyStart™ appliance is BPA, Silicone and Latex Free, ISO 13485, FDA Cleared, a Health Canada Class II Medical-Grade Device that rests comfortably in the mouth.
A Safe, Non-Surgical, Non-Pharmaceutical approach
The HealthyStart™ Treatment System is safe, effective and natural and promotes growth and development. Treatment with HealthyStart™ is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free and non-invasive therapy when worn at night or as directed, to assist parents who struggle with children affected by Sleep Disordered Breathing, and restricted airways and crowded or crooked teeth.
Healthy Start not only addresses the root cause of Sleep Disorder Breathing it simultaneously straightens your child’s teeth without braces. Best of all, when treatment begins early, the perfect smiles that the HealthyStart® Appliance System creates are less likely to relapse!
Benefits of Healthystart
With HealthyStart, you can achieve the following:
At nearly half the cost of traditional braces, the HealthyStart™ System is a revolutionary departure from traditional orthodontics into an early, non-invasive, natural way of straightening teeth. It works as well.
HealthyStart provides non-invasive treatment promoting arch development, beautiful smiles, straight teeth and a lifetime of healthy breathing.
HealthyStart provides beautiful smiles and the results are permanent. There is no correction with braces. It prevents crooked teeth from forming. During the process of tooth eruption, the HealthyStart appliance gently encourages the teeth to grow in the proper position. This means the effect is permanent. There is no relapse. With HealthyStart, the teeth grow into the correct position so there’s no need for retainers later in life.
In addition to the lifetime benefit of straight teeth, the appliance positions the jaw to encourage nasal breathing. HealthyStart seats (places) the tongue on the roof of the mouth instead of the floor of the mouth. This opens the airway and causes high oxygen saturation in the bloodstream. These actions produce restful sleep and encourage the natural release of growth hormones. HealthyStart children are less distracted and not as tired during the day, leading to better school performance and social competence.
How does HealthyStart Work?
The HealthyStart™ System works with the natural forces of tooth eruption. The soft, comfortable, removable devices gently guide the erupting teeth into their perfect positions. In addition, Healthy Start aids in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure incoming permanent teeth have enough room to erupt straight and develop proper oral habits.
Depending On The Age Of Your Child The System Uses a Series Of Appliances:
Habit-Corrector: The habit-corrector eliminates or improves current oral habits that can damage your child’s dental health. He or she wears the habit-corrector at night while sleeping. With a design similar to that of a pacifier, your child will become used to wearing a device in his or her mouth every night. This step lasts about 1-5 months.
Second Phase: Your child will get an appliance customized and sized for your child to wear every night, and for approximately 4 hours of activewear during the day. It aids the incoming teeth into their proper places, corrects jaw relations, and expands your child’s arches for the incoming adult teeth. This phase is extremely important because his or her adult teeth are forming and the gum tissue fibers are starting to attach to the teeth in the mouth. Healthy Start works perfectly to ensure the teeth erupt into proper alignment. Your child will wear this device until the 12-year molars (the adult second molars, or 7’s) come into the correct bite or occlusion.
Final Phase: This phase may or may not be required. If there is a need for minor movement or adjustment of certain teeth following the HealthyStart system, Dr. Naheed Daya may recommend Invisalign Lite for those refinements. At the end of this phase, the child may require a long-term retainer to be worn at night.
Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start!
HealthyStart® creates healthier, happier kids who can breathe. Rarely has there ever been a single appliance or system with the power to impact your child’s health in so many positive ways. As a parent, you owe it to your child to give them every chance to succeed. Call today for more information on how to help children achieve their full potential.
How To Get Started With HealthyStart™
The younger the child, the easier it is for mouths to adjust, which means HealthyStart™ is most effective when prescribed as an early intervention tool.
Agape Dental Clinic is a proud Certified provider of HealthyStart. Book a FREE consultation with Dr. Naheed Daya for an assessment to determine if HealthStart is right for your child