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What is Healthy Start?

HealthyStart is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, and pain free approach to opening the airway and straightening children’s teeth without braces. The approach works by eliminating improper oral habits and creating proper habits for children. It is used in treatment for a variety of issues including sleep bruxism, sleep disorder breathing, and snoring. It is also used as an interceptive orthodontic treatment to guide children’s permanent teeth to erupt in the correct position.

How does Healthy Start work?

The HealthyStart system works with the natural forces of tooth eruption utilizing comfortable and removable devices. The devices guide the erupting teeth into their proper alignment. The system also aides in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure space for incoming permanent teeth.

The Importance of Your Child’s Airway

The central issue for many children suffering from the effects of Sleep Disordered breathing is a compromised airway. When a child’s airway is underdeveloped, narrow, or constricted, the child will have difficulty receiving enough oxygen at night which can lead to serious health issues. HealthyStart provides your child an ideal airway by developing the jaws.

The Importance of Your Child’s Airway

These devices address a range of symptoms.

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Bed Wetting
  • Difficulty in School
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Restless Sleep
  • Delayed Growth
  • Nightmares
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Overbite/Overjet
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Swollen Adenoids/Tonsils
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Daytime Sleepiness

The HealthyStart System consists of a series of appliances customized to your child’s needs, depending on age, as well as the issues you intend to address.

As a HealthyStart provider, Dr. Maddahi will create a customized plan for your child to ensure the most effective system in addressing the desired issues.