The HealthyStart® System is a nonsurgical orthodontic treatment for children to open their airways to breathe easier at night and straighten their teeth. This system involves a series of oral appliances they can wear a couple of hours each day or night to help promote normal breathing cycles and improve their immune system. Some of the signs of sleep-disordered breathing to watch for are:
- Consistent patterns of snoring
- Breathing with the mouth open while asleep
- Struggling to focus, especially in academics
- Crowded teeth
- An underdeveloped jaw
- Frequent unexplained nightmares
- Emotional behavior
- Teeth grinding at night
- Diagnosed sleep apnea
Another part of using the HealthyStart system is helping to straighten children’s teeth without having to deal with braces. These are noninvasive and are backed with more research than regular aligners. Wearing this treatment can also reduce the amount of orthodontic treatment in the future. With a consultation with our dentist, he will come up with a customized treatment plan for your child to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
If you have any questions about the HealthyStart system in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bruno Giglio at MI Smile Team, please call 586-254-3860.