Are You Ready to Say Goodbye to Traditional Braces?

What if we told you there was a dental appliance that was metal-free, helped your child in proper jaw and airway development, had a 30+ year proven track record for success, all without wearing traditional braces? You wouldn’t just be thinking, “Sounds too good to be true”. You would probably be saying, “Where were you when I needed to get my braces?”

Well, HealthyStart™ isn’t a mythical unicorn, but a very real, custom-made dental guard appliance worn by children for proper growth and development of the jaw, airway, that also straightens teeth. Often times, a child may eliminate or markedly reduce the need for braces.  The easy to wear dental appliances optimize jawline and airway breathing while reducing the many symptoms associated with Sleep-related Disordered Breathing.

Childhood is challenging enough without having to deal with nighttime disturbances such as nightmares, constant breathing issues (snoring) and persistent daytime drowsiness that interferes with school and playtime. Over time symptoms such as these can multiply and become chronic, leaving a real impact on a child’s behavior and health. These are just a few of the early signs associated with Sleep-related Disordered Breathing, a well-researched and documented disease occurring in young children.

When Sleep-related Disordered Breathing (SDB) becomes chronic parents naturally want to find a solution, and the logical place to start is with your family doctor. More than likely, a pediatrician will evaluate your child’s health and prescribe treatment, sometimes incorporating powerful drugs — without taking the time to discover the underlying cause. Fortunately, there is a holistic approach and knowing your options is critical to getting the right treatment.

Understanding the Very Real Problem

For some children, nightmares, snoring and other breathing issues can be temporary, but for many the disorder may not be so easily resolved. Left untreated, these initial symptoms can expand into an alarming array of issues that can have a detrimental impact on a child’s life and future. Children with SDB present with an array of symptoms including;

  • Chronic Allergies
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Swollen Adenoids & Tonsils
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Misaligned and Crooked Teeth
  • Restless Sleep
  • Bedwetting
  • Irritability
  • Frequent Headaches


More than 30 years of research has shown that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to health disorders in children, including those listed above. 92% of the time, these SDBs do not go away on their own. Fortunately, there is a holistic solution for children with SDB: HealthyStart™. The HealthyStart™ System is an oral appliance therapy that addresses the root causes of SDB directly.

The Facts about SDB

Young children who exhibit Sleep-related Disordered Breathing are often found to have dental arches that are underdeveloped, narrow and positioned too far back. Children with a typical facial profile have the lips and chin positioned well in front of the eyes, with a discernable jaw line. When this kind of misalignment is not treated early in a child’s life, symptoms can persist and eventually inhibit bone growth, restricting the natural development of a child’s airway.

About HealthyStart™

Our proprietary advanced orthodontic/orthopedic HealthyStart™ appliance is free of BPA, Silicone and Latex and is FDA-cleared and American made. The HealthyStart™ treatment is safe, pain free, non-invasive and effective.

The HealthyStart™ oral appliance has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway, to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening the child’s teeth. Over time and with proper use, many of the symptoms of Sleep-related Disordered Breathing decrease or disappear completely in cases where treatment is started early in the child’s life, the perfect smiles that the HealthyStart™ Appliance System is known for are more often successful.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, HealthyStart™  creates healthier, happier kids who are not distracted by chronic health issues and sleep deprivation. This simple oral appliance has the proven power to impact a child’s health in positive and holistic ways.

As a parent, you want to give your child the best chance to succeed. Contact Dr. A. J. Boyajian for an evaluation today. Call 310-670-6944 or fill out our contact form for more information to discover how we can help your child achieve their full potential. We will happily evaluate your child and determine if there is an underlying cause for persistent breathing and sleeping issues.