Prevent rather than Correct
The Healthy Start System™ orthodontically treats children early in a non-invasive and natural way to straighten teeth. Drs. Dave and Chelsea Stangl have been offering this innovative system since 2018.
Healthy Start has multiple applications. The primary way we use it in our office is as an early intervention to improve breathing technique, tongue position, and address sleep disordered breathing in young children. We do this with the Habit Corrector Appliance, which trains the tongue to rest on the roof of the mouth and promotes nose-breathing. This not only helps in their overall development but also creates a strong foundation for skeletal growth and permanent teeth.
Some kids are great candidates for the whole program and we do a careful evaluation before recommending if Healthy Start is the preferred approach for your child.
Sleep Disordered Breathing
How Can I Tell If My Child Has Sleep-Disordered Breathing?
Common Sleep Disorder
Breathing Symptoms Include
Irritability/ Aggressive Behavior
Difficulty in School Subjects of Math, Science, and Spelling
Frequently Waking up
Excessively Sweating While Asleep
Dark Circles under the eyes
How Does The Healthy Start System Work?
If you think the Healthy Start System could help your child give us a call and set up an appointment to learn more.
Additionally you can take our Sleep and Speech Questionnaire to assess your child.