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Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is an all-inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from mild snoring all the to severe airway obstruction during sleep. When your child’s breathing is disrupted, his or her body recognizes the disruption much like choking, therefore, slowing the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, arousing the brain, ultimately disrupting sleep. Traditionally, there have been very few answers to treating this issue, but our team is now using Healthy Start to treat these issues.
Causes of Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or mouth breathing can cause underdevelopment of the mouth and jaw when your child’s nasal and upper airway is constricted. The Healthy Start system works to guide your child’s teeth into their proper position, expanding and fully developing his or her mouth and jaw.
Healthy Start Results from Real Patients
Open-bite corrected with Healthy Start System
Overbite and Overjet
Overbite and overjet corrected with Healthy Start System for Preteens five years post-treatment.
How Can I Tell If My Child Has Sleep-Disordered Breathing?
Does it ever sounds like a freight train is running through your child’s room at night or as they lay asleep in back seat on the way home from a trip? Loud snoring is one very apparent indication that your child may have Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Gasping and snorting sounds while your child sleeps may catch you off guard or even make you momentarily worry. These sounds stem from your child moving from a deeper sleep to a lighter (towards waking up) struggling to breathe.
Common Sleep Disorder Breathing Symptoms Include:
Frequently Waking up
Excessively Sweating While Asleep
Irritability/ Aggressive Behavior
Difficulty in School Subjects of Math, Science, and Spelling
Dark Circles under the eyes
How Does The Healthy Start System Work?
Healthy Start System works with the natural forces of tooth eruption. The soft, comfortable, removable devices gently guide the erupting teeth into their perfect positions. In addition, Healthy Start aids in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure incoming permanent teeth have enough room to erupt in straight, and develop proper oral habits.
Depending On The Age Of Your Child The System Uses a Series Of Appliances:
Habit-Corrector: The habit-corrector eliminates or improves current oral habits that can damage your child’s dental health. He or she wears the habit-corrector at night while sleeping. With a design similar to that of a pacifier, your child will become used to wearing a device in his or her mouth every night. This step lasts about 1-5 months.
Second Phase: Your child will get an appliance customized and sized for your child to wear every night. It aids the incoming teeth into their proper places, corrects jaw relations, and expands your child’s arches for the incoming adult teeth. Your child will wear this device for 2-6 months.
Final Phase: The final treatment begins with a device that accommodates incoming adult teeth. It begins when your child has at least 4 permanent teeth. This phase is extremely important because his or her adult teeth are forming and the gum tissue fibers are starting to attach the teeth in the mouth. Healthy Start works perfectly to ensure the teeth erupt into proper alignment.
Consider The Healthy Start System
Dr. Adams, Dr. Feliciano-Turner and their staff only offer time-tested and proven procedures to their patients. Researchers and developers have carefully designed the Healthy Start System, adaptable to each patient’s individual needs. Their ability to determine the optimal Healthy Start System for your child makes them the dentists you want to correct your child’s Sleep Disordered Breathing symptoms.
In 2018 Dr Turner’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with sleep apnea. It was through this experience that her interest in pediatric sleep disordered breathing flourished. She is dedicated in helping parents and children become aware of sleep disordered breathing and helping her pediatric patients become the best version of themselves through treatment.
Blackhawk Dental strives to provide their patients with healthy, beautiful, lasting smiles Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation today, and give your child the gift of a Healthy Start!