HealthyStart—Phoenix, AZ

A Solution That Works While Your Child Sleeps

On paper, HealthyStart sounds like it’s too good to be true, but it’s backed up by years of science, and it has already helped countless children breathe better and fix a wide variety of airway-associated problems. If your child has crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or they snore every night, HealthyStart offers a gentle and effective way to help them now so they don’t experience more severe issues down the road, and it literally works while they sleep. To learn a little more about how it works and what it could do for your child, read on below.

How HealthyStart Works

With HealthyStart, a child wears a small oral appliance to bed each night, and this accomplishes a few different things at the same time:

  • It facilitates nasal breathing and helps the tongue rest in its natural position.
  • Encourages the expansion of the roof of the mouth, creating a broader smile while making more room for the teeth.
  • Enables the child to swallow correctly (stops tongue-thrust).
  • Prevents the lower jaw from falling back (which stops mouth breathing).
  • Allows the child to breathe normally and get restful sleep.
  • Helps move the teeth into their correct positions.
  • Stimulates healthy orofacial and airway development.

Problems That HealthyStart Can Correct

Because HealthyStart helps a child breathe and sleep better while also addressing early-age orthodontic issues, it’s able to correct a wide array of problems:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Sleep-disordered breathing/snoring
  • Narrow or restricted airway
  • Headaches
  • Teeth grinding
  • Irritability
  • Bedwetting
  • Frequent nightmares
  • Lack of focus/ADD/ADHD-like symptoms
  • Chronic allergies
  • Learning difficulties

Is HealthyStart Right For Your Child?

If your child has any of the orthodontic or sleep issues touched on above, then they may be a good candidate for HealthyStart. It is usually recommended for children ages 2-12+, and there are multiple types of appliances available, so your child can get the one that is best suited to their needs. When you bring them to see us, their doctor will talk to you about their symptoms and give them a brief exam. If they think that HealthyStart would be beneficial for them, they’ll provide you with the oral appliance and discuss how it should be used and cared for.

If your child isn’t sleeping well or already has crooked teeth, you can do something about it right now—you don’t have to wait until they are old enough for braces. Contact us today to set up an appointment so you can get your child’s health and wellness on track as soon as possible.