Healthy Start

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?

  • Snoring
  • Bedwetting
  • Restless sleep
  • Nightmares
  • Chronic allergies
  • Mouth breathing
  • Crowded/crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Swollen adenoids/tonsils
  • Stunted growth
  • Hyperactivity
  • 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).

The Healthy Start System works in three phases:

  • Habit Corrector: The habit-corrector is designed to eliminate or improve current oral habits.  Your child will wear the habit-corrector at night while sleeping. Similar to a mouth guard in design, your child will quickly become used to wearing the appliance. This step lasts for about 1 to 5 months.
  • Second Phase: An appliance will be customized and sized for your child to wear every night. It aids the incoming teeth into their proper place.  Your child will wear this device for about 2 to 6 months.
  • Final Phase: The final appliance accommodates incoming adult teeth. It begins when your child has at least 4 permanent teeth. The appliance will assist in guiding your child’s adult teeth erupt into proper alignment.

No product is as easy or comfortable to use. The proprietary advanced orthodontic / orthopedic Healthy Start™ appliance is BPA, silicone and latex free, ISO 13485, FDA cleared and Health Canada Class II Medical-Grade Device that rests comfortably in the mouth. Appliances are available for ages 2 – 13+.

Healthy Start™ is safe, effective and naturally promotes growth and development.

How Dawson Dental Can Help

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!

Healthy Start Consultation Request

A Patient Care Coordinator will respond with confirmation within 24 hours.
Our Healthy Start preferred provider dentists are available at Dawson Dental locations across Ontario including:  Brampton – CambridgeGuelph (Dawson Road)Guelph (Gordon Street) – Kitchener – Waterloo

¹Common Sleep Disorders in Children