Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children
Estimates show that nine children out of ten suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). This negatively impacts their general health and leads to numerous performance issues. The list includes ADHD, depression, anxiety, aggression, and nightmares.
Dr. Lori Logan offers a revolutionary approach called Healthy Start for Kids that addresses the underlying cause of SDB while straightening your child’s teeth at the same time. The secret is a nighttime-based system that works similarly to a mouthguard.
Which children benefit from Healthy Start for Kids?
Children who experience sleep-disordered breathing symptoms are all candidates for Healthy Start for Kids. Common signs of SDB include:
- ADHD and restlessness
- Fatigue and exhaustion during the day
- Mouth breathing
- Mood swings
Your child would wear the Healthy Start for Kids device at night when it’s most comfortable them. Dr. Logan recommends the device to help move the jaw into alignment, which makes it easier to breathe and helps teeth come into proper alignment early on.
Since most children suffer from sleep-disordered breathing, Healthy Start can benefit them in a variety of ways. It’s essential to understand what to look for with SDB and then to talk to Dr. Logan and your pediatrician about these issues.
Working together, they will determine if the Healthy Start device is appropriate for your child. Another benefit of using Healthy Start for Kids is that it helps to correct malocclusions like overbites and underbites.
What is the process for getting Healthy Start for Kids for my child?
The first step is to schedule a consultation for you and your child with Dr. Logan at our Cypress dental office to determine if Healthy Start is right for them. We will take a series of x-rays to identify the current alignment and positioning of the jaw. Dr. Logan will then fit your child for the device, and she will explain how to wear it. The device is customized for your child to fit them comfortably. It’s durable and long-wearing, so it resists breaking or warping.