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Healthy StartTM

- Helping your child breathes so they can learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential-

Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)

It is a silent epidemic CRISIS where an estimated 9 out of 10 children suffer from Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB). - JAOS, Bergersen/Stevens.  A child with SDB is deprived of Oxygen during sleep, which affects brain development, immune system, and hormone system. This results in a wide range of outward signs and symptoms such as:

  • Mouth Breathing


  • Bed wetting

  • Restless sleep

  • Difficulty in school

  • Swollen Adenoids and Tonsils

  • Chronic allergies

  • Daytime Drowsiness

  • Aggressive behavior/irritability

Many kids with the above disorders are being 'treated' with powerful drugs without evaluating a possible root cause. Our office can evaluate your child and indicate if there is a breathing and sleeping issue in your child. 

The Healthy Start system is an oral appliance designed to correct bad habits, promote natural growth and development, which OPTIMIZES airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child's teeth. As these areas develop, many of the symptoms of  SDB disappears and our child can learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential... just as nature intended. 

This system not only addresses the root cause of Sleep Disorder Breathing, it simultaneously straightens your child's teeth without braces. When starts early, the perfect smiles that Healthy Start creates are less likely to relapse!

compromised airway, snoring, breathing

How do I know if My Child Needs the Healthy Start System?

After a thorough dental examination, Dr. Amelia will discuss possible dental conditions your child may develop that warrant Healthy Start.  This appliance is recommended for a number of issues, including:

  • Dental malocclusion 

  • Habit correction

  • Oro-myofunctional disorder

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