Healthy Start



to a Happy Life

- Straighten teeth WITHOUT braces

- Address Sleep Disordered Breathing issues

Does your child exhibit any of these symptoms:


  • Bed Wetting

  • Difficulty in School

  • Snoring

  • Restless Sleep

  • Delayed Growth

  • Nightmares

  • Allergies

  • Crowded Teeth

  • Overbite/Overjet

  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes

  • Aggressive Behavior

  • Daytime Sleepiness


What is sleep disordered breathing?

It is restricted or improper breathing at night. It is often a result of improper jaw development or positioning. Over the course of months or years, SBD can have dire consequences for a child’s health.

Fortunately, there is no need to panic if your child suffers from SBD. Thanks to the Healthy Start orthodontics system, you may be able to nip this problem in the bud and set up your child for a lifetime of easy breathing and sound oral health.


What Is Healthy Start?

Healthy Start is a custom treatment overseen by a dentist or orthodontist that aids the development of a child’s teeth and jaw, thus addressing anatomical issues that contribute to SBD. Instead of using braces, which many children find to be uncomfortable, it uses removable orthodontic appliances that are worn only at night (or as otherwise directed). Most children adapt quite quickly to popping their appliance in their mouth every evening after they get ready for bed.

This system provides a non-invasive treatment promoting arch development, beautiful smiles, straight teeth, and a lifetime of healthy breathing.

  • A series of uniquely designed oral appliance worn at night while the child sleeps

  • It promotes nasal breathing

  • Naturally widens the dental arches and develops the jaw as nature intended

  • Straightens teeth

  • Develops a permanently positioned dentition with no relapse



Potential benefits of Healthy Start include:

  • It can stop and prevent SBD. Your child may thus be happier and be at a much lower risk of SBD-related health disorders.
  • It guides teeth into their proper positions., which can prevent the need for braces later on.
  • The appliances are removable, which contributes to the child’s
  • The results are likely to be permanent. After your child finishes the Healthy Start protocol, their teeth are unlikely to relapse into improper positions. That is not the case with braces, which require lifetime diligence with a retainer in order to have permanent results.
  • Healthy Start is noninvasive and drug-free.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Depending on the age when your child begins Healthy Start, they may go through three phases of treatment:  

  • Habit correction. This uses an appliance to stop damaging habits like thumb sucking.
  • Second phase. The second phase appliance helps the incoming teeth to emerge into their proper places. It also aids correct development and positioning of the jaw.
  • Final phase. The final phase begins when your child has at least four permanent teeth. The appliance guides proper development of your child’s permanent smile.

The Importance of your child's Airway

The central issue for many children suffering from the effects of SDB is a compromised airway. When a child’s airway is narrow, underdeveloped, or constricted in any way, the child will struggle to receive enough oxygen at night which can result in serious health issues. Healthy Start provides a child an ideal airway by developing the jaws.


We invite you to bring your child to your in so we can evaluate their oral development and determine if Healthy Start is necessary for them. 

For more information on how this system could help your child, schedule a complimentary consult or call 757-873-2577. 

We look forward to serving your family!

You can find more information at, read Allows Me To Breath, Sleep & Thrive and read Make Your Child’s Healthy A Priority.


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