HealthyStart™
Uncovering Health Issues In Your Child


Dental Buddies of Vero Beach provides the HealthyStart™  system in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-226-6888 to learn more and schedule your appointment.


Does Your Child Experience Any Of The Following?


  • Asthma
  • Chronic allergies
  • Restless sleep
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Swollen adenoids/tonsils
  • Frequent headaches
  • Frequently waking up
  • Irritability/aggressive behavior
  • Difficulty focusing at school
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Mouth breathing
  • Nightmares
  • Teeth grinding
  • Snoring

“An estimated nine out of ten children suffer from
one or more symptoms related to Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).”
 – JAOS, Bergersen / Stevens

We are pleased to offer the HealthyStart™ system to our patients at Dental Buddies. This innovative orthodontic system uses oral appliance therapy to influence the jaw as it grows and develops. This alleviates Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) issues such as snoring, grinding, and mouth breathing as well as provides an effective interceptive orthodontic treatment to reduce crowding.


Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start!


Research shows that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation can contribute to a wide range of children’s health issues, from frequent headaches to aggression. Instead of treating the symptoms, HealthStart™ offers us the opportunity to address causes of these disorders.

The HealthyStart™ appliance system promotes natural jaw and airway development in children who have SDB, a restricted airway, and crowded or crooked teeth. The soft, comfortable device is non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free, and non-invasive and typically only worn at night.

By optimizing airflow and shifting children from mouth breathing to nose breathing, Sleep Disorder Breathing can be remedied—and breathing properly means your child will feel better physically and emotionally.


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More About Sleep Disordered Breathing


Many children are diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and other disorders without being assessed for Sleep Disordered Breathing. The result is that children are being treated with powerful drugs without ever addressing the true cause of their disorder. At Dental Buddies of Vero Beach, we can evaluate your child and assess whether a breathing or sleep issue is impacting their behavior and health by depriving them of oxygen while they sleep.

Sleep Disordered Breathing can present as mild snoring during sleep to severe airway obstruction that causes your child to wake up gasping for air. Children with SDB feel tired no matter how much sleep they get; during SDP episodes, the body is jolted out of deep sleep as the heart rate slows and blood pressure rises. Your child may have no recollection of this occurring, but even if they don’t remember it, these disruptions prevent them from getting the restorative sleep they need for optimal health.

HealthyStart™ not only addresses SDB, but also straightens teeth without braces. When HealthStart™ is started at a young age, it can eliminate the need for braces during adolescence, with low risk of orthodontic relapse. 

We’ve seen HealthyStart™ help countless kids be healthier, happier, and literally breathe easier. If you’d like to learn more, call our office today.


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Many kids with the above health disorders are being “treated” with powerful drugs without evaluating a possible root cause. At Dental Buddies of Vero Beach we can evaluate your child & indicate if there is a breathing & sleeping issue.

HealthyStart™ not only addresses the root cause of Sleep Disorder Breathing it simultaneously straightens your child’s teeth without braces. Best of all, when treatment begins early, the perfect smiles that the HealthyStart™ Appliance System creates are less likely to relapse!

HealthyStart™ creates healthier, happier kids who can breathe. Rarely has there ever been a single appliance or system with the power to impact your child’s health in so many positive ways. As a parent, you owe it to your child to give them every chance to succeed. Call today for more information on how to help children achieve their full potential.


Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Disordered Breathing



Call 772-226-6888 to schedule your appointment.


HealthyStart™ Questionnaire


If you have not already completed this survey for your child, please download and complete it for your next visit so we can review it with you.