Does your child suffer from ADHD/ADD, or experience allergies, restless sleep and swollen tonsils/adenoids on a regular basis? Is their growth slightly stunted, or do they have crooked teeth? These could all be symptoms of a larger health condition called sleep disordered breathing. The Healthy Start orthodontic plan can help correct this disorder early in your child’s life, so they don’t have to worry about dental problems in the future.
Located in Ashburn, VA, Ashburn Children’s Dentistry is committed to providing the next generation of children with the highest standard of dental care. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What is Sleep Disordered Breathing?
Health conditions in children like ADD/ADHD, general hyperactivity, bedwetting, allergies, and snoring are often caused by something many parents overlook – sleep disordered breathing, or SDB. In many cases, SDB is caused by dental arches that are narrow, underdeveloped, or positioned too far back in the mouth.
Healthy Start is a completely natural, non-surgical, and non-pharmaceutical treatment option to correct the imperfect dental arches that cause SDB. It uses a comfortable device to guide your child’s teeth into place during 2 hours of daytime wear, as well as when they go to sleep. In addition to correcting the teeth and jaw, it also promotes proper nasal breathing and discourages mouth breathing.
Full correction can be achieved just 2-12 months after beginning this treatment. Healthy Start removes the need for braces and retainers later in life, saving parents money and helping children avoid the need for uncomfortable orthodontic devices.
Is My Child a Candidate?
Children exhibiting the following symptoms may suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing. Healthy start is an excellent way to correct this condition, simultaneously resolving any of its side effects.
- Chronic allergies
- Restless sleep
- Stunted growth
- Swollen adenoids/tonsils
- Crowded/crooked teeth
SDB is surprisingly common, with nearly nine out of every ten children suffering from related symptoms. Treatment for this condition should be started as early in a child’s life as possible. While these symptoms are not always caused by SDB, it’s important to explore Healthy Start as a treatment option when looking into various possible causes of these problems. If left untreated in childhood, Sleep Disordered Breathing can be difficult to treat later in life, so it’s better to err on the side of caution.
If you think your child could benefit from a Healthy Start treatment plan, we can help. Contact Ashburn Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation appointment, and make the first step towards a healthier physical and emotional future for your child. We look forward to hearing from you!