Does Your Child Have Difficulty Sleeping?
Statistics show up to 50% of children will experience a sleep problem¹. This is often caused by a narrow, underdeveloped or constricted airway, which disrupts the oxygen/carbon dioxide balance in a child’s bloodstream. This results in emotional and physical symptoms, such as snoring, daytime sleepiness, behavioural problems and learning difficulties.
Early identification of sleep problems could prevent negative consequences in the future. Healthy Start™ evaluates and treats the possible underlying root cause of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). It’s not a temporary fix, but a permanent solution.
Have You Noticed Any of the Following Sleep Disorder Breathing Symptoms?
- Restless sleep
- Chronic allergies
- Mouth breathing
- Crowded/crooked teeth
- Swollen adenoids/tonsils
- Stunted growth
- Aggressive behavior
- Difficulty in school
The Healthy Start System Can Help
Healthy Start™ is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical and pain-free therapy which assists children affected by SDB, a restricted airway and crowded or crooked teeth. Healthy Start’s clinically proven technique simultaneously corrects a child’s oral habits and helps them to breathe properly, as well as the child’s orthodontic problems.
Healthy Start’s comprehensive and holistic treatment regimen begins as early as age two by gently guiding the developing dentition into the correct alignment before adult teeth become permanently fixed into place.
Dawson Dental Centre is one of the first dentists to offer this new way of correcting sleep disorder breathing while straightening teeth. We’re proud to offer this innovative service in select Dawson Dental Centre locations in Ontario.
How Healthy Start Works
Conventional treatment options include prescription drugs, surgery, sleep aids, braces and academic tutors. However, none of these options promote or develop a child’s airway, addressing only the symptoms rather than the root cause of the problem.
Healthy Start™ works with the natural forces of tooth eruption. When children are young, their mouths and bone structures are able to adjust and mold easily. Healthy Start’s soft, comfortable, oral appliances (worn primarily during sleep), gently guide the erupting teeth into their perfect positions. This aids in the proper development of the airway and results in a more sound, deep sleep for your child. In addition, Healthy Start assists in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure incoming permanent teeth have enough room to erupt straight (reducing the potential need for braces later on), and developing proper oral habits (such as breathing through the nose).
How Dawson Dental Can Help Your Child
Our Healthy Start Dentist and Orthodontist Providers will meet with you and your child to determine whether your child is a candidate. Our dentists will then offer customized treatment based on the age of your child and the complexity of your child’s case. We are proud to offer this proven procedure to our patients.
Our team of professionals underwent Healthy Start’s clinical training at Tufts University, Boston, so you can be sure that your child will receive the most comprehensive care possible. Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation and give your child the lasting gift of a Healthy Start!
With Healthy Start™ you’ll see your child becoming the best version of themselves beyond the beautiful smile!
Our Healthy Start preferred provider dentists are available at Dawson Dental locations across Ontario including: Brampton – Cambridge – Guelph (Dawson Road) – Guelph (Gordon Street) – Kitchener – Waterloo
¹Common Sleep Disorders in Children https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p368.html