The Airway

Why is it important?

Children that have a narrow, underdeveloped, or restricted airway will struggle to receive adequate oxygen while sleeping and usually resort to mouth breathing, which adds to their already compromised breathing.

The HealthyStart® treatment—offered at our dental clinic in Edmonton—works by adjusting the upper and lower jaws forward, which then allows the airway to widen. A wider airway allows the child’s brain to receive more oxygen, which strengthens the brain’s function for the following day. This will ultimately result in the improvement of the immune and hormonal systems, as well as the overall health of the child. Our dentist in Edmonton would be happy to discuss the benefits of this treatment with you further and welcomes you to schedule a free consultation.

The Risks of Mouth Breathing

Mouth Breathing and Compromising the Airway

Mouth breathing and nasal breathing are not one and the same. Breathing through the mouth regularly leads to supplementary compromises to the airway. ​Let’s go over the risks of mouth breathing:

  • It can contribute to a compromised airway and result in the need for orthodontic treatment.
  • Inadequate exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen.
  • Inhibits the appropriate role of the tongue and other orofacial muscles that children use in order to properly swallow, speak, chew, and function.
  • May result in the swelling and enlargement of the soft tissue of the tonsils and adenoids, which further impacts a restricted airway.

HealthyStart® in Edmonton

How does the HealthyStart® System work?

The HealthyStart® System is designed to work with the natural forces of tooth eruption. The soft, non-invasive, removable applications carefully guide the child’s erupting teeth into alignment, while helping to promote arch development, great smiles, and healthy breathing.

In addition, HealthyStart® helps to correct the lower jaw in regard to growth and alignment, by expanding the arches to guarantee space for incoming permanent teeth.

How do I get it?

In order to make sure that the system is as effective as can be and that all issues are attended to, HealthyStart® providers offer their patients customized plans. Our dental clinic in Edmonton is happy to offer HealthyStart treatment® and encourages you to schedule an appointment.

​If you are looking for a provider near you or to learn more about HealthyStart in Edmonton, call our dental clinic today at 780-465-1211. Dr. Naheed A Daya is an experienced HealthyStart doctor and dentist in Edmonton, passionate about improving your child’s oral health early on! Our team at Agape Dental Clinic would be happy to provide you with additional information about our HealthyStart® services and how to get started.