Getting permanent teeth is an exciting time in your child’s life, but it can come with complications. At Carolina Bright Smiles, we know that parents want their kids to:Doctor Evie Sabet on HealthyStart Read Transcript
The HealthyStart is something I've gotten into and just love. It has been so much fun watching these appliances transform kids. A lot of times parents will bring their kids for a cleaning, and take a peek. They may be 4 or 5 years old, and they never thought that we'd be talking about the things we end up talking about in the office at that first checkup.
We can look at those arch forms and the tongue and lip ties, where the tissue meets the mouth essentially, and be able to tell things about the child, whether they're snoring, whether they're sleeping well, whether or not they have speech problems, behavioral issues, maybe even bedwetting. And once we identify these things, we're able to offer them a solution of simple appliances that they get to wear and that will grow those arches and straighten the teeth. The straight teeth hold the arches in place, essentially.
So, even though straight teeth is what everybody wants, what we're really looking for is the growth and development of the arches that then translates back to the airway. If we've got great, stable, wide-positioned arches, then we have a nice wide airway which will then lead to a child sleeping better 'cause they're breathing better. And when they're sleeping better, they've got better behavior.
What's really cool is when you grow a tooth in from the very beginning and guide it in straight, it will stay straight. So, you may have had braces as an adult or braces as a teenager; later those teeth moved back. So, orthodontic relapse is a big problem. Well, if we grow that tooth in straight from the very beginning, we don't have to worry about that; the tooth grows in straight, the fibers around it grow in straight, and they'll stay there.
So, we're growing kids that have straight teeth, wide airways, that will stay that way. To me, that's just incredible.
I had put my oldest daughter in braces initially before I had learned about HealthyStart. I actually took her out from her phase I ortho and put her in HealthyStart appliances. It's been fabulous. All three of my kids are in appliances. So, pretty neat.
- Have healthy mouths
- Have straight teeth
- Breathe comfortably
Our Hillsborough HealthyStart™ program can help your kids with all those things. This preventive approach to orthodontic care can help address problems in the earliest stages. With early intervention, your child could avoid more and bigger problems as they get older.
Call 919-296-0409 to see how this program could help one of your kids!
Get Involved Now to Prevent Problems Later
As your kids are growing, it’s possible to guide how their mouths develop and how their teeth erupt. HealthyStart does this by using a custom-designed oral appliance, which can be worn while they sleep or just a few hours each day.
This BPA-free, latex-free, and silicone-free appliance could help your kids by:
- Reducing or eliminating bite problems
- Preventing crooked teeth
- Encouraging healthy jaw development
In addition to the cosmetic benefits for their smiles, treatment can help open your children’s airways, which could lower their risk of sleep-disordered breathing.
Preventive Orthodontics Helps Minimize Health Issues, Too
HealthyStart can do more than just improve your child’s smile. By taking steps to alleviate breathing issues while your child sleeps, you are helping them get healthy sleep. Better sleep helps reduce their risk of:
- Chronic allergies
- Teeth grinding
- Trouble focusing at school
You want your children to have nice smiles, and you want your children to get healthy, restful sleep. Our team at Carolina Bright Smiles can help you achieve those goals. Call 919-296-0409 today to find out more about Hillsborough HealthyStart. We’re located at 603 Hampton Pointe, Suite 1.