The Importance of Your Child's Airway
The central issue for children suffering from Sleep Disordered Breathing
Why does it matter?
When a child’s airway is narrow, underdeveloped or constricted in any way, the child will struggle to receive enough oxygen at night and may resort to mouth breathing, which compounds this issue.
The HealthyStart® treatment can help open up the airway of a growing child by bringing the upper and lower jaws forward and allowing the airway to widen. An open airway increases the oxygen the child receives to the brain, which restores the brain's function for the next day. This in turn leads to an improved immune system, hormonal system and an overall healthier child.
The Dangers of Mouth Breathing
Mouth Breathing and Compromising the Airway
Mouth breathing is not the same as nasal breathing and often leads to further compromise of the airway. The dangers of mouth breathing include:
Can be a contributing factor to a compromised airway and the need for orthodontic treatment
Improper exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen
Prevents the proper function of the tongue and other orofacial muscles that children need to speak, swallow, chew and function properly
Can cause the delicate tissues of the tonsils and adenoids to swell and become enlarged, further impacting a restricted airway
Conventional "Treatment" Options
The Problem with Conventional Treatment Options
Before now, treatment options such as prescription drugs, surgery, clinical therapy, academic tutors, sleeping, and years in braces have been the most commonly prescribed "solutions".
None of these conventional treatments can promote or develop a child’s airway and help them get the oxygen and sleep they need to be healthy. Conventional treatments have been limited and ineffective, mainly because they address the symptoms rather than the potential root cause.
The HealthyStart® System addresses the root cause early-in-life, because early treatment is crucial. When children are young, their bodies are able to adjust and mold easily, particularly in their mouth and their bone structure. Crowded teeth may force the tongue forward against their teeth, narrowing their dental arch and constricting the airway. Breathing properly is necessary for the health of a child.
How to Get Healthy-Started
3 Steps to Treatment with the HealthyStart® System
#1 Take the Quiz
Fill out our quiz to find out if your child is a candidate for the HealthyStart® System. Once you have submitted the quiz, a HealthyStart® team member will review it and contact you regarding next-steps.
#2 Find a Provider Near You
A HealthyStart® team member will contact you about recommended doctors in your area, or, if you choose to do so, you can find a provider yourself through the doctor locator.
#3 Customize Your Plan
Once you find your preferred provider and make an appointment, discuss a customized plan with them to ensure optimal results from the HealthyStart® System for your child.