With advancements in dentistry and technology, we now can guide a child’s teeth into the correct position before their permanent teeth emerge. And that means they can avoid braces altogether.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t! The HealthyStart system has now made a difference in the lives of more than 3.5 million children around the globe. It just might be the right smile solution for your child.
What’s HealthyStart and how does it work? This is a question we hear a lot, so let’s get right to it. This system springs into action because of the tooth eruption process. As well as guide teeth into place, it assists proper growth and alignment of the lower jaw. Teeth emerge straight, and that makes it possible to form healthy oral habits early on. Depending on the age of your child, the system is comprised of three different appliances:
- Habit Corrector: Your child wears this appliance at night to change current oral habits that may pose a risk to their oral health.
- Second Phase: This custom-made appliance aids incoming teeth, so they end up in the right position. It’s worn at night for 2-6 months.
- Final Phase: Once at least 4 permanent teeth emerge, your child will wear this appliance. It’s there to help guide those adult teeth into place.
There’s more… the HealthyStart system – now available at your children’s dentist in Charlotte – is designed to address the root cause of Sleep Disordered Breathing. Because of it, children not only end up with straighter teeth, but many are able to get a full night’s sleep so they can tap into their full potential – every day.
Is this orthodontic option right for your child? We can’t give you the answer in this blog. We encourage you to call our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation. We’ll take a close look at their smile, the stage of development it’s in, and determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary. In the meantime, feel free to go to the HealthyStart website for an online assessment.
We look forward to meeting you and your child at Bird Pediatric Dentistry!
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Suzanne Bird, your children’s dentist in Charlotte