Sleep Disorders in Children

Preventing Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Dr. Monika Vermani, D.M.D, AEGD is one of only a few doctors in this area trained to offer HealthyStart®, an innovative new system focused on preventing orthodontic related sleeping disorders in children before they become a life-long problem. The HealthyStart® System is a revolutionary departure from traditional orthodontics that treats children early. It is a non-invasive natural way of straightening teeth.

Child Insomnia, Gasping, Snorting, Snoring

Does it ever sound like a freight train is running through your child’s room at night or as they lay asleep in back seat on the way home from a trip? Loud snoring is an indication that your child may have Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Gasping and snorting sounds while your child sleeps may catch you off guard causing you worry. These sounds stem from your child moving from a deeper sleep to a lighter sleep struggling to breathe.

Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is an all-inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from mild snoring to severe airway obstruction during sleep. When your child’s breathing is disrupted, his or her body recognizes the disruption much like choking, resulting in slowing of the heart rate, raising blood pressure, arousing the brain, and ultimately disrupting sleep.

Causes of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or mouth breathing can cause underdevelopment of the mouth and jaw when your child’s nasal and upper airway is constricted.  Your child’s teeth can be guided back into their proper position, expanding and fully developing his or her mouth and jaw.

Common Sleep Disorder Breathing Symptoms Include:

Common Sleep Disorder Breathing - HealthyStart®

Child Snoring and Insomnia Treatment

Pediatric infant, toddler, and pre-teen treatments achieve permanent results when started early. Treatments work naturally with your child's facial growth and development. Our approach is to prevent sleep related problems caused by crooked teeth versus correcting crooked teeth. Your child can achieve a beautiful smile WITHOUT braces or surgery and eliminate orthodontic related sleep problems during their early development years.

HealthyStart® Results from Real Patients
Open-bite corrected with Healthy Start System

Open-bite corrected with HealthyStart System

Overbite and Overjet
Overbite and overjet corrected with Healthy Start System for Preteens five years post-treatment

Overbite and overjet corrected with HealthyStart System for Preteens five years post-treatment

Under Developed Jaw
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Under Developed Jaw corrected with HealthyStart System

Benefits of the HealthyStart® System

How Does The HealthyStart™ System Work?
HealthyStart® System works with the natural forces of tooth eruption. The soft, comfortable, removable devices gently guide the erupting teeth into their perfect positions. In addition, HealthyStart aids in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure that incoming permanent teeth have enough room to erupt straight.

Depending on the age of your child, the system uses a series of appliances:

Dr. Vermani and her staff work to deliver cutting-edge dental technologies.

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