Tom’s son was having trouble sleeping at night, which translated to behavioral issues at school during the day. When Dr. Juarez assessed the situation, she noted that Tom’s son had an overbite that could be contributing to his sleeping problems. So, she provided Tom’s son with a custom HealthyStart™ dental device.

The oral appliance is typically used as a preventative orthodontic measure to keep kids out of braces later in life. It adjusts the jaw while the child sleeps to promote proper development — which can also help children sleep better at night! That’s exactly how the device helped Tom’s son.

“The palate’s improved,” Tom said of his son. “The overbite has been reduced. He sleeps much better. He sleeps through the night, very rarely getting up. And his classroom behavior has improved.”

Watch this video to learn more about HealthyStart preventative orthodontics. Then, if you want to know whether this treatment is right for your child, call us at 832-463-1021 to schedule a consultation.