The HealthyStart™ System works with the natural forces of tooth eruption. The soft, comfortable, removable devices gently guide the erupting teeth into their perfect positions. In addition, Healthy Start aids in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure incoming permanent teeth have enough room to erupt in straight, and develop proper oral habits.
Habit-Corrector: The habit-corrector eliminates or improves current oral habits that can damage your child’s dental health. He or she wears the habit-corrector at night while sleeping. With a design similar to that of a pacifier, your child will become used to wearing a device in his or her mouth every night. This step lasts about 1-5 months.
Second Phase: Your child will get an appliance customized and sized for your child to wear every night. It aids the incoming teeth into their proper places, corrects jaw relations, and expands your child’s arches for the incoming adult teeth. Your child will wear this device for 2-6 months. Final
Final Phase: The final treatment begins with a device that accommodates incoming adult teeth. It begins when your child has at least 4 permanent teeth. This phase is extremely important because his or her adult teeth are forming and the gum tissue fibers are starting to attach the teeth in the mouth. Healthy Start works perfectly to ensure the teeth erupt into proper alignment.
The overjet is corrected by allowing the lower jaw to develop in a forward and downward direction. With the advancement of the lower jaw, the profile of the child improves and the airway is enlarged to create nasal breathing and address sleep disordered breathing.
The HealthyStart™ System guides and corrects the eruption of the incoming teeth by naturally expanding the arch to provide room for these teeth, or can straighten the teeth that are already present, and develop proper swallowing. This allows for proper breathing, an expanded airway, and straight teeth.
The HealthyStart™ System addresses and corrects the Class III by allowing the force of the tongue to move the upper arch in a forward direction. The movement of the jaws in a forward direction opens up the patients airway.
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