Pediatric Airway Disorders

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Sleep Disordered Breathing


An estimated nine out of ten children suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).These children experience a wide range of debilitating SDB- related health disorders, such as:

  • Lower IQ
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Swollen Adenoids & Tonsils
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Restless Sleep
  • Bedwetting
  • Nightmares
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Snoring
  • Irritability
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Arrested Growth
  • Low Grades in Math, Science, & Spelling

The Healthy Start System is an oral appliance therapy that promotes natural growth and development, which addresses the root causes of SDB.  Research has shown that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to the childhood health disorders shown above.

The Healthy Start System has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth.  As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear.  When kids can breathe properly, they can begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential.

Many kids with the above health disorders are being “treated” with powerful drugs without evaluating a possible root cause.  Our office can evaluate your child and indicate if there is a breathing and sleeping issue in your child.  Please take the sleep and speech questionnaire to make an initial evaluation of your child.  

 Open Bite

Open Bite

 Under-developed Jaw Bone

Under-developed Jaw Bone



 Upper Arch Crowding

Upper Arch Crowding

Healthy Start not only addresses the root cause of Sleep Disorder Breathing it simultaneously straightens your child’s teeth without braces. Best of all, when treatment begins early, the perfect smiles that Healthy Start creates are less likely to relapse!

Healthy Start creates healthier, happier kids who can breathe.  Rarely has there ever been a single appliance or system with the power to impact your child’s health in so many positive ways. As a parent, you owe it to your child to give them every chance to succeed. Call today for more information on how to help children achieve their full potential.

Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start!



How Myobrace straightens teeth naturally

The Myobrace System is a no-braces approach to straightening your teeth and jaws.
Treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to address the poor oral habits (known as myofunctional habits) that are the real, underlying causesof crooked teeth and uses light, intermittent forces to align the teeth. Myofunctional orthodontic techniques have been practiced by Orthodontists andDentists around the world for over 50 years.

This is done through the use of a series of removable dental appliances that are worn for just 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping.

Daily use of the Myobrace combined with regular activities (to improve breathing, muscle function and tongue posture) results in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to optimal facial development and a healthier smile.


The Benefits


While straight teeth are an awesome benefit, one of the coolest things about Myobrace treatment is that it corrects bad oral habits, which can be the underlying cause of crooked teeth and underdeveloped jaws. One such habit is mouth breathing. It encourages patients to breathe through their nose, which improves the airway helping with asthma and allergies and boosting your overall health.

Myobrace treatment can allow patients to avoid braces altogether or in the small number of cases they're eventually required, individuals only have to wear them for a short time. Unlike traditional methods of teeth straightening, you won't experience a relapse where stubborn teeth go back to their old positions and it's more comfortable. Since the appliances are removable, you can keep up on your brushing and flossing and no one will know you're undergoing treatment.