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Healthy Start Orthodontics Q&A

HealthyStart® orthodontics guides your child’s jaw and tooth arch development for easier breathing at night and straighter teeth. Inspira Advanced Dentistry, with two offices in San Jose and a third in Saratoga, California, provides careful evaluation and treatment planning for HealthyStart orthodontics. The team checks in with your child’s progress all along the way. To schedule a consultation, call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.

What is HealthyStart orthodontics?

HealthyStart orthodontics is a treatment system that can adjust your child’s teeth and jaw without braces. It can also prevent the need for braces in the future. Your child receives a series of appliances that work together with your child’s natural growth and development.

The appliances your child gets for their HealthyStart treatment are customized to fit their teeth comfortably. They’re removable and highly durable, so your child won’t bite through them or easily damage them.

Each device gently guides your child’s erupting teeth into the correct positions. They guide jaw growth as your child’s tooth arches expand and make way for the adult teeth coming in. The treatment is gentle, pain-free, and personalized. The team at Inspira Advanced Dentistry gives you and your child clear instructions for using the devices.

What can HealthyStart orthodontics treat?

HealthyStart orthodontics corrects two major issues but can lead to many future benefits for your child’s oral health and overall well-being. Your child’s custom treatment plan can be tailored to address:

Malocclusion

Malocclusion is a fancy word for crooked or misaligned teeth. A custom HealthyStart treatment can prevent your child from needing bracket-and-wire braces or Invisalign® clear plastic aligners to treat common malocclusions, like overbite, underbite, open bite, or crowded teeth.

Sleep-disordered breathing

Your child might have trouble falling or staying asleep at night because their jaw position makes it difficult to breathe. This can lead to many other unexpected problems brought on by a lack of adequate oxygen at night.

Is my child a candidate for HealthyStart orthodontics?

Your child’s treatment plan for any orthodontic care starts with a consultation at Inspira Advanced Dentistry.

You should consider bringing your child in for a HealthyStart consultation if they experience:

  • Headaches
  • Speech problems
  • Insomnia
  • Mouth breathing
  • Behavior or mood issues
  • Teeth grinding
  • Snoring
  • Chronic allergies
  • Bedwetting
  • Crooked teeth
  • Daytime sleepiness

Symptoms like these can indicate several problems, and there’s no guarantee they come from sleep-disordered breathing or malocclusion.

After careful evaluation, the team decides if HealthyStart is the right approach to managing your child’s oral health and function. They can use imaging tests, an exam, and questionnaires to find out more about your child’s jaw position.

To learn more about the possible benefits of HealthyStart orthodontics for your child, call Inspira Advanced Dentistry for a consultation or book one online today.

Inspira Advanced Dentistry
office@inspiradentistry.com