Preventative Orthodontics – The Healthy Start
It’s an exciting milestone when your child’s permanent teeth start to come in. But it may also cause concern over whether your child will need braces in the future. If you’d like to keep your child out of braces, contact Houston Uptown Dentists for preventative orthodontics with HealthyStartTM!
Dr. Amanda K. Juarez started offering preventative orthodontics at our Houston, TX dentist office because she wanted to help her own children avoid the need for future orthodontic treatments. Let Dr. Juarez and the rest of our professional team do the same for your children!
Preventative Orthodontics Explained
HealthyStart preventative orthodontics uses a BPA, latex, silicone-free dental appliance that’s approved by the FDA. The custom-made appliance looks similar to an athletic mouthguard and is worn while your child sleeps and possibly some during the day depending on his or her age and orthodontic needs. Some children may go through three phases, each with a different appliance, for best results.
While your children’s permanent teeth are still coming in and developing, HealthyStart helps guide their teeth into proper position, promotes healthy jaw development, and improves the overall shape and formation of the inside of their mouth. This can prevent crooked teeth, bite issues, or other problems that could later require braces.
But HealthyStart offers more than just cosmetic and oral health benefits. It can also help open up your child’s airway during sleep. In this way, it will improve sleep quality, boost performance during the day, and help prevent sleep-disordered breathing – which could potentially develop into sleep apnea if left untreated.
Compassionate Team, Comfort Options
Our calming, soothing team will do everything we can to make your child’s first orthodontic appointment a pleasant one. To help entertain and relax your child, we even provide headphones and 3-D video glasses equipped with Netflix!