Healthy Start

Family & cosmetic dentistry in St. Louis, MO

Sleep Disordered Breathing

An estimated nine out of ten children suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).These children experience a wide range of debilitating SDB- related health disorders, such as:

  • Lower IQ
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Swollen Adenoids & Tonsils

The Healthy Start System is an oral appliance therapy that promotes natural growth and development, which addresses the root causes of SDB.  Research has shown that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to the childhood health disorders shown above.

The Healthy Start System has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth.  As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear.  When kids can breathe properly, they can begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential.

Many kids with the above health disorders are being “treated” with powerful drugs without evaluating a possible root cause.  Our office can evaluate your child and indicate if there is a breathing and sleeping issue in your child.  Please take the sleep and speech questionnaire to make an initial evaluation of your child.

Open Bite
Under-developed Jaw Bone
Upper Arch Crowding

Healthy Start not only addresses the root cause of Sleep Disorder Breathing it simultaneously straightens your child’s teeth without braces. Best of all, when treatment begins early, the perfect smiles that Healthy Start creates are less likely to relapse!

Healthy Start creates healthier, happier kids who can breathe.  Rarely has there ever been a single appliance or system with the power to impact your child’s health in so many positive ways. As a parent, you owe it to your child to give them every chance to succeed. Call today for more information on how to help children achieve their full potential.

Real Results

A parent recently shared this incredible feedback with us:

Hi Mr. & Mrs. P.,

I wanted to touch base with you about Gianni’s speech during therapy today. He sounded awesome! His /s/ sound was really clear and he did a nice job. He mentioned that it could be because of the mouth piece he is wearing. I’m not sure of this, but it’s a definite possibility. I am really excited about this!

Lisa G.
Speech-Language Pathologist

Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start!