Roughly 10% of children snore regularly, and 2 – 4% of them have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These forms of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) can affect a young one’s overall health, their school performance, and more. Often, SDB is caused by bad habits and improper development of the oral structures. Is there a way to correct such issues at an early age? Yes! The HealthyStart system guides the development of the teeth and jaw. It may play a large role in stopping SDB and even in preventing the need for braces in the future. Let’s talk more about HealthyStart in Fuquay-Varina.
HealthyStart is a form of children’s orthodontics in Fuquay-Varina. It uses custom oral appliances to guide the development of a child’s teeth and jaw. Unlike traditional orthodontics, HealthyStart appliances are soft and removable. They also play a role in training children to stop bad habits, such as mouth breathing and improper tongue positioning.
Some of the top benefits of HealthyStart include:
To find out if your child is a candidate for HealthyStart, schedule a consultation with our team. We will evaluate your little one’s oral structures and learn about their symptoms before we recommend a treatment. If HealthyStart is right for them, we will design and order their custom appliances. Once you receive the appliances, it is important that you work with your child to make sure they comply with treatment instructions. They will need to engage in active wear time (oral exercises while wearing their appliances) in addition to wearing their appliances during sleep as a children’s night guard in Fuquay-Varina.
The total treatment time with HealthyStart can vary from patient to patient. However, it is generally much faster than traditional braces.
Would you like to learn more about HealthyStart? Contact us today to ask questions or request a consultation!