Dr. Page uses HealthyStart® for kids to guide dental arch development, reducing symptoms of sleep disordered breathing and reducing the need for braces. You can ensure your children are on the path to health.
Dr. Page screens all of her pediatric patients for signs of sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial abnormalities. She knows firsthand how lack of sleep affects all people, especially growing kids.
When your child’s dentist is also an airway doctor, a regular dental checkup determines more than just the health of their teeth and gums.
Bedwetting, an open mouth, and crowded teeth aren’t what most people would consider medical problems. But they are all symptoms of a restricted airway caused by underdeveloped jawbones and poor tongue placement.
Dr. Page put together a treatment plan for Evan and started him on HealthyStart® to guide the growth of his upper jaw and lower jawbone. In less than six months, Evan’s mom was happy to report his bedwetting was significantly reduced. Dr. Page has noted better spacing of his teeth and says that now he’s on track to not needing braces.
*patient’s name changed for privacy
The goal of HealthyStart® is to get a proper airway, proper growth of the upper and lower jaws, and proper tongue positioning helping the teeth come in where they should. Parents notice better sleep quality in their children, so daytime behavior improves, and previously baffling symptoms disappear.
• Sleeping with mouth open
• Mouth breathing while awake but at rest (not eating or talking)
• Restless sleep, thrashing in sleep
• Daytime sleepiness
• Chronic runny nose
• Chronic ear infections
• Large tonsils
• Poor growth
• Dark circles under the eyes
• Lack of focus or attention in school
• Behavior problems
• Symptoms that mimic attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Poor academic performance
If these symptoms stem from sleep-disordered breathing, Dr. Page can help.
Schedule a physical examination before you resort to medication or behavior modification techniques to manage your child’s symptoms.
If your child is chronically suffering from any of the following symptoms, it’s possible the root cause is sleep-disordered breathing.
Signs of sleep-disordered breathing in children:
Dr. Page helps children breathe well so they can be their best.
Childhood sleep-disordered breathing can follow into adulthood, leading to sleep apnea and the myriad of health problems associated with poor sleep and obstructed breathing.
When your child sees Dr. Page for a regular checkup and cleaning, they’ll also have an airway evaluation, so you’ll walk away with either:
The HealthyStart® system is a series of oral devices worn to properly guide tooth eruption and jaw growth. The soft devices are easy to take in and out and comfortable for a child to wear while awake or asleep.
The goal is to guide small jaw growth so your child’s airway forms properly. HealthyStart® is one of the most effective treatments for preventing sleep disordered breathing in your children as they grow up.
When the jawbones grow correctly, the teeth erupt into the correct positions, the tongue sits in the correct posture and the airway grows properly.
By guiding these healthy growth patterns, we reduce the need for more treatment later to orthodontically correct the jawbones, teeth, and airway. That’s why as a healthcare professional and a mother, Dr. Page believes all young children should be screened for airway health, making sure there’s no chance of untreated sleep disordered breathing.
The best part of HealthyStart® is helping kids feel and perform their best while they’re young and then preventing them from growing into adults who could have gotten help but didn’t.
You can help your child be their very best. It starts simply with breathing.
*Patient’s name changed for privacy