HealthyStart System in Carson, CA
As a parent, you want the best for your child’s health and well-being. That’s why it’s important to take care of your child’s oral health early on, including their teeth and jaw alignment. Orthodontic treatment can help correct misaligned teeth and jaws, solving problems such as misalignment and sleep apnea. At Carson Dental Care, Carson orthodontist Dr. Maria Cecilia Aluning offers the HealthyStart System, an excellent orthodontic option for children.
What is the HealthyStart System?
The HealthyStart® System is a non-invasive orthodontic treatment designed specifically for children. This system addresses dental and orthodontic issues before they become more severe and require invasive treatments.
The HealthyStart System uses a series of oral appliances, similar to retainers or mouthguards, that are worn at night to gently guide your child’s teeth and jaws into proper alignment. The appliances are custom-made to fit your child’s unique mouth and can be adjusted as their teeth and jaws develop.
Benefits of the HealthyStart System
The HealthyStart System offers many benefits for children, including:
- Improved breathing and airway function
- Prevention of sleep-disordered breathing and snoring
- Reduced risk of future orthodontic treatment needs
- Promotes proper oral habits and speech development
- Better overall oral health
- Removable for easy cleaning
- Worn during sleep for a few hours for easier treatment
- Improves focus
- Comfortable wear encourages treatment compliance
The HealthyStart System Process
The HealthyStart System process begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Aluning at Carson Dental Care. During this consultation, your child’s oral health and development will be assessed, and if the HealthyStart System is a good fit, a treatment plan will be developed. The initial consultation is a good time to voice any questions or concerns you may have.
The Design Process
Once the treatment plan has been developed, we’ll take images and impressions of your child’s teeth. These images will be used to design and fabricate your child’s custom oral appliances. These appliances will be designed to fit comfortably in your child’s mouth and will be adjusted as necessary throughout the treatment process.
Wearing HealthyStart Oral Appliances
Your child will wear the oral appliances at night while they sleep. The appliances are designed to be comfortable and non-invasive, allowing your child to sleep comfortably throughout the night.
Regular check-ins with Dr. Aluning will be scheduled to monitor your child’s progress and make any necessary adjustments to the appliances. Treatment time can vary depending on your child’s unique needs but typically last between 12-24 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
The HealthyStart System is designed for children as young as two years old. It is best to start early to correct any oral health issues before they become more severe.
Insurance coverage varies depending on your individual plan. Our team can assist you in determining if the HealthyStart System is covered by your insurance and can help you explore financing options if needed.
In many cases, the HealthyStart System can prevent the need for braces or more invasive orthodontic treatments. However, every child is different, and your child’s orthodontist will assess your child’s oral health and development to determine if additional treatment is necessary.
The HealthyStart System appliances are designed to be easy to wear. Your child may experience some initial discomfort, but this should subside as they get used to wearing the appliances.
Give Your Kids a Healthy Start, Call Carson Dental Care Today!
The HealthyStart System is an excellent orthodontic treatment option for children, offering many benefits and a comfortable, non-invasive treatment process. If you’re interested in learning more about the HealthyStart System and how it can benefit your child’s oral health, contact Carson Dental Care today by calling (310) 549-5580 or filling out the online contact form below. Dr. Aluning and our skilled team are here to help children from Carson and surrounding areas such as Torrance, Long Beach, and Signal Hill, CA get a healthy start on their oral health.