Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a silent epidemic among children.

SDB is often the result of a compromised airway.

9 out of 10 children demonstrate have at least one symptom of SDB.

Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing:

  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Bedwetting
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Lower IQ
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Restless Sleep
  • Nightmares
  • Dark Circles Under Eyes
  • Irritability
  • Arrested Growth
  • Headaches

Early Treatment is Crucial

Struggling to breathe leads to poor sleep.

Poor sleep and breathing prevents proper growth and development.

Treating SDB early reduces the risk of life-long complications.

What is HealthyStart®?

The HealthyStart® System is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, virtually 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.

Do you know a child with one of these conditions?

If the answer is Yes:

Early intervention during the very small window of jaw growth can be life changing!


HealthyStart represents a compelling non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical approach to address dental issues, sleep-related concerns, and certain learning disabilities that can exacerbate over time. Rooted in over 50 years of comprehensive research and study by healthcare and dental professionals who have treated over 4 million children worldwide, the program offers a virtually pain-free alternative for enhancing a child’s airway and achieving dental alignment without the need for braces.

This innovative treatment employs customized orthodontic appliances designed not only to address existing concerns but also to preemptively tackle potential issues that may arise later in life.

The genesis of the HealthyStart system lies in the scientific treatment of Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB). It is estimated that 9 out of 10 children exhibit at least one symptom of SDB, including misaligned bites and teeth crowding. Many medical practitioners attribute SDB to difficulties in focus, restless sleep, bedwetting, and ADHD, with a significant number of these symptoms currently going untreated. The system offers a personalized approach, allowing dentists to make tailored recommendations based on a child’s needs, effectively addressing current concerns and proactively mitigating future issues.

HealthyStart addresses various orthodontic problems such as overbite, overjet, open bites, crowded teeth, and underdeveloped jaw. Left untreated, these issues may lead to more severe disorders or become costlier to correct later on.

Overbites, a common concern among children, often lead to the looseness and loss of front teeth. The HealthyStart appliance, worn during sleep, facilitates the healthy eruption of adult teeth and guides the jaw into an optimal overbite.

An overjet, characterized by the horizontal overlap of top teeth over lower teeth, can be corrected within months through timely HealthyStart treatment, especially when exacerbated by factors like tongue thrust or thumb sucking.

Open bites, marked by a gap between top and bottom teeth when the jaws are closed, can be effectively treated as adult teeth begin to erupt or even earlier, with HealthyStart devices guiding teeth into proper alignment.

Crowded teeth, a prevalent issue, is addressed by HealthyStart devices, which help guide teeth into proper alignment, preventing gum disease and tooth decay associated with crowding.

Children with an underdeveloped jaw, identified by a disproportionately smaller or shorter lower jaw, can benefit significantly from HealthyStart devices, which open the airway, shift the jaw forward, and aid in straightening teeth.

The myriad benefits of HealthyStart extend beyond addressing current disorders, offering a proactive approach to future orthodontic issues. Early intervention with HealthyStart treatment is not only effective but also more cost-efficient compared to braces and other devices. Orthodontists and dentists now advocate for earlier treatment, leveraging advanced technology to address both current and future concerns.

Having already positively impacted 3.5 million patients, the customized nature of HealthyStart devices prioritizes the comfort of each child. Treatment plans, personalized by healthcare professionals, may involve wearing appliances at night or, in more complex cases, incorporating recommended exercises to enhance facial and oral muscle strength, promoting optimal posture and long-term ease of breathing.

Children as young as three can commence wearing a HealthyStart device, with treatment typically initiated between the ages of 5 and 7 when the first adult teeth emerge. In most cases, devices are used until all adult teeth have erupted, usually around the age of 12. The appliance is described as virtually painless, akin to having a pillow for the mouth.

In summary, HealthyStart stands as a remarkable advancement in orthodontic dentistry. Locate a HealthyStart specialist in your area to empower your child to overcome challenges associated with SDB and attain a enduringly beautiful smile.

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