The Healthy Start System for children uses a series of uniquely designed oral appliances. These appliances are worn for just a few hours a day and/or during the night time as they sleep. The system is highly effective in straightening teeth and in alleviating mouth breathing, thereby restoring nasal breathing by reshaping the oral cavity, jaw and airway. The best time to begin the Healthy Start System is between ages 3 and 12.
Unknown to many parents, mouth breathing is one of the many issues associated with Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). Statistics shows that SDB affects 9 out of 10 children in America. While symptoms vary from one child to another, clinical studies show a connection between SDB and certain health issues. Research also reveals that pediatric sleep disorders affect the physical, behavioral and cognitive development of children. Hence, those who suffer from SDB tend to perform poorly in school.