Ensure A Lifetime Of Healthy Smiles With HealthyStart®

The HealthyStart system is a revolutionary approach to opening the airways of children experiencing sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) who are at risk of developing orthodontic issues. With over fifty years of research and development, the HealthyStart system has treated over 4 million children worldwide. Heritage Dental in Carleton Place is proud to provide this non-invasive, drug-free, and comfortable system to help your child get a better night’s sleep and develop well-aligned teeth as they grow.

What is HealthyStart?

The HealthyStart system consists of a series of comfortable, soft, removable oral devices that gradually guide erupting teeth to their ideal positions, aiding in the growth and alignment of the lower jaw and expanding the arches to accommodate incoming teeth. When worn at night, the HealthyStart appliance can address symptoms of SDB, which affects nine out of ten children and can lead to a range of physical, emotional, and behavioral problems due to disrupted sleep patterns.

How Does HealthyStart Work?

The HealthyStart system works in tandem with natural tooth eruptions using a series of three oral appliances, depending on your child’s age and the severity of their condition:

  1. Habit Corrector ®: This step lasts one to five months and corrects oral habits detrimental to your child’s oral health.
  2. Second Phase: This customized appliance is worn for two to six months at night to guide incoming teeth into their desired positions, correcting jaw issues and expanding the arches to accommodate erupting adult teeth.
  3. Final Phase: This personalized device begins when your child has at least four permanent teeth, ensuring that any new emerging teeth erupt in proper alignment.

How do I know if my child needs HealthyStart?

Poor positioning of teeth indicates an underdeveloped jaw and undeveloped airway. Symptoms of SDB include ADD/DHD, bedwetting, snoring, restless sleep, delayed development, and behavioral problems. As the teeth erupt in the mouth, the HealthyStart system can correct orthodontic issues such as overbite, overjet, crowded teeth, and an underdeveloped jaw, leading to problems such as eating and breathing difficulties. HealthyStart opens the airway by shifting the jaw forward and making room for emerging teeth.

If you have observed disturbed sleep patterns in your child and misaligned emerging teeth, contact us immediately for a thorough consultation with our skilled doctor to see if the HealthyStart system is suitable for your child. With our help, your child can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.


Contact Heritage Dental About The HealthyStart System Today!

  • Correct orthodontic issues without braces
  • Address sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)
  • Achieve permanent results
  • Experience little to no discomfort
  • Give your child a lifetime of healthy smiles!

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