HealthyStart® can help treat Sleep Disordered Breathing
What is HealthyStart®?
The HealthyStart® System is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free approach to opening the airway and straightening teeth WITHOUT braces. HealthyStart® is rooted in 54 years of research and experience and has treated over 4 million children around the world. Our system straightens teeth without the price-tag of braces and does more than traditional orthodontic aligners. The HealthyStart® System consists of a series of appliances that address symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, which 9 out of 10 children are affected by. These symptoms often go misdiagnosed or untreated and worsen with age. HealthyStart® aims to address these symptoms early-on so that they can be solved naturally. *Credit Opens in a new window to HealthyStart’s Website
Sleep Disordered Breathing - What Is it?
Sleep Disordered Breathing not only refers to breathing difficulties during sleep, but it is also a root cause for many other symptoms that children frequently exhibit. These symptoms are often left untreated or misdiagnosed.
These sleeping issues stem from airway disruption during sleep. As a child’s breathing is restricted, their body reacts as though the child is choking, resulting in lower oxygen levels, higher heart rate and higher blood pressure.
Improper positioning of teeth can also cause SDB symptoms, as close baby teeth can often signify that a child’s dental arches are too narrow. Adult teeth are bigger and wider than baby teeth, and if there isn’t enough room for the adult teeth to grow in, the teeth begin to crowd together or protrude. Dental arches that are too narrow lead to unhealthy airway development, as the lack of room hinders facial growth and compromises the airway.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of SDB?
While symptoms can vary from one child to another, the most common signs associated with SDB include: