The Healthy Start program in Durango is a dental program to straighten teeth and fix sleep disorder problems in children. It is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free approach to opening the airway and straightening teeth without the use of braces. With fifty-four years of research behind it and a portfolio of over four million children that have been treated around the world, there is a reason it is such a popular option for many. There are many sleep disorders in children that can occur and it is important to get these sorted as soon as possible for the best quality of life. Sleeping Disordered Breathing can be an underlying cause of many issues with children and it is important to get it rectified as soon as possible. If a child’s breathing is restricted while they are asleep, it can also lead to other issues such as lower oxygen levels, higher heart rate, and higher blood pressure as the body reacts as though the child is choking.


Sleep Disordered Breathing Symptoms

Sleep Disordered Breathing Symptoms can be debilitating for anyone that suffers from them, impacting every aspect of their everyday life. Aside from feeling excessive tiredness, it can also lead to various cognitive dysfunctions and mood swings.

ADD/Academic Challenges

ADD/ Academic challenges is one of the symptoms that is commonly associated with sleep disorder breathing. There is presently no test for academic challenges, yet it is suspected that many children who have ADD or ADHD and suffer from an inability to focus, are easily distracted, irritable and act on impulse should cite Sleep Disordered Breathing as the underlying cause.

Straightens Teeth without Braces

Fixes Crooked Teeth, Overbite/Overjet, Teeth Grinding, and Underdeveloped Jaw

If your child’s teeth are crooked or their jaw is underdeveloped, it could mean that their airway is also underdeveloped. This could mean it is obstructed and your child can’t breathe as easily as they should during sleep because there isn’t adequate room for complete airflow.

Mouth Breathing

If your child breathes through their mouth it might be a sign that there is an obstruction to their nasal airway and be a cause of sleep-disordered breathing.

Emotional Behavior and Depression

In a similar way to ADHD and ADD, sleep-disordered breathing could be affecting your children’s behavior and mood. Without a good night’s sleep, they will suffer from fatigue and insomnia which can have a negative impact on their everyday life and mental wellbeing.

Bedwetting, Snoring & Sleep Apnea

If your child suffers from bedwetting or snoring it could be a side effect of Sleep Disordered Breathing. SDB obstruction of the airways can cause a child to snore and it also affects their arousal response and bladder pressure.

HealthyStart works to open the airway by bringing the upper and lower jaws forward, allowing for maximum airflow. This helps with the width of the airway, to encourage nasal breathing, and can positively impact all aspects of your child’s life. The HealthyStart System can also encourage midface growth and ensure that their Sleep Disordered Breathing symptoms are fixed before they get too bad.