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Prevent rather than Correct

The HealthyStart® System is a revolutionary departure from traditional orthodontics that treats children early, is non-invasive, and is a natural way of straightening teeth. It works as well as or better than braces, plastic aligners, surgery, or any other options to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. LeClaire Family Dentistry is the only practice in this area certified to offer this innovative new system!

HealthyStart® Results from Real Patients


Open-bite corrected with Healthy Start System

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Overbite and Overjet

Overbite and overjet corrected with Healthy Start System


Benefits of the HealthyStart® System

LeClaire Family Dentistry works hard to bring our patients the most cutting-edge dental technology with the greatest benefits. When you choose the HealthyStart® System, you will experience the following:

  • Achieve a beautiful smile WITHOUT braces or surgery

  • Prevent crooked teeth versus correcting crooked teeth

  • Achieve permanent results when started early

  • Experience little to no discomfort

  • Natural treatment working with your facial growth and development

Beautiful Smiles Are Just The Beginning

Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is an all-inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from mild snoring all the way to severe airway obstruction during sleep. When your child’s breathing is disrupted, his or her body recognizes the disruption much like choking, therefore, slowing the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, arousing the brain, ultimately disrupting sleep. Traditionally, there have been very few answers to treating this issue... until now!

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Common Sleep Disordered Breathing Symptoms Include:

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  • Bedwetting

  • Chronic Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Mouth Breathing

  • Snoring

  • Swollen Adenoids/Tonsils

  • Frequent Headaches

  • Teeth Grinding

  • Frequently Waking up

  • Excessively Sweating While Asleep

  • Restless Sleep

  • Nightmares

  • Irritability/ Aggressive Behavior

  • Difficulty in School Subjects of Math, Science, and Spelling

  • Arrested Growth

  • Daytime Drowsiness

  • Dark Circles under the eyes

How Can I Tell If My Child Has Sleep-Disordered Breathing?

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

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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.  The HealthyStart® System works to guide your child’s teeth into their proper position, expanding and fully developing his or her mouth and jaw.

How Does HealthyStart® 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, Healthy Start aids in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure incoming permanent teeth have enough room to erupt in straight, and develop proper oral habits.

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Depending On The Age Of Your Child The System Uses a Series Of Appliances:

  1. Habit Corrector®: The habit-corrector eliminates or improves current oral habits that can damage your child’s dental health. He or she wears the habit-corrector at night while sleeping. With a design similar to that of a pacifier, your child will become used to wearing a device in his or her mouth every night. This step lasts about 1-5 months.

  2. Second Phase: Your child will get an appliance customized and sized for your child to wear every night. It aids the incoming teeth into their proper places, corrects jaw relations, and expands your child’s arches for the incoming adult teeth. Your child will wear this device for 2-6 months.

  3. Final Phase: The final treatment begins with a device that accommodates incoming adult teeth. It begins when your child has at least 4 permanent teeth. This phase is extremely important because his or her adult teeth are forming and the gum tissue fibers are starting to attach the teeth in the mouth. Healthy Start works perfectly to ensure the teeth erupt into proper alignment.


Consider The HealthyStart® System

LeClaire Family Dentistry only offers time-tested and proven procedures to their patients. Researchers and developers have carefully designed the HealthyStart® System to be adaptable to each patient’s individual needs. LeClaire Family Dentistry‘s ability to determine the optimal HealthyStart® System for your child makes us the dentist you want to correct your child’s Sleep Disordered Breathing symptoms.

We continually strive to provide our patients with healthy, beautiful, lasting smiles.  Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation, and give your child the gift of a HealthyStart®!