The HealthyStart system offers many benefits in addition to teeth alignment. Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is a condition where children have difficulty breathing during sleep. This can result in many further issues that might seem otherwise unrelated, including:
Snoring or teeth grinding
ADD & ADHD
Swollen tonsils or adenoids
Poor school performance
Nightmares and restless sleep
Chronic allergies, eczema, asthma
Irritability, anger, depression, headaches
Sleep disordered breathing can have many underlying causes, including crooked and crowded teeth. Proper teeth alignment through the HealthyStart system promotes correct airway development and nasal breathing, which can alleviate many of these symptoms.
SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING, ADD & ADHD, AND HYPERACTIVITY IN CHILDREN
The list of symptoms of ADD/ADHD is very similar to the list of symptoms of Sleep Disorder Breathing. Symptoms of ADD or ADHD include irritability, short attention span, boredom and learning disabilities, which also apply to SDB. Snoring, mouth breathing and other breathing disorders contribute to the development of hyperactivity in children. Why the connection? These sleep disruptions leave children tired, irritable, and less likely to effectively function in academic and social environments.
When introduced into your child’s oral care regimen, the HealthyStart system guides the proper development of jaw alignment together with healthy nasal and airway passages. As your child’s breathing during sleep improves, many of these symptoms may begin to disappear as well.