Treating SDB - The Healthy Start System
When a child’s airway is narrow, underdeveloped or constricted in any way, there is a disruption in the oxygen/CO2 balance in the child’s bloodstream during sleep. This is expressed in different ways during a child’s emotional and physical development. Dr. Mel McManus and his team, use an all-natural, non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical treatment option delivered exclusively by the pediatric dentists at Toddlers to Teens Dental.
Through a series of oral appliances worn for only a few hours a day or at night, we can gently widen the dental arches, allowing the jaws to develop correctly. The end result is a more developed airway and a sound, deep sleep for your child.
Understanding the Importance of your Child’s Airway
The central issue for many children suffering from the effects of SDB is a compromised airway. Before now, treatment options such as prescription drugs or surgery have been the most commonly prescribed solutions. The Healthy Start System can help open the airway, allowing your child to get a deeper and more restful sleep.
A Personal Story: Dr. Mel McManus
As far back as I could remember, my twin boys always snored. I started learning more and more about snoring and effects it had on children both physically and emotionally. After a while, I saw that those symptoms presented themselves in different ways in my kids. As a father and pediatric dentist, I began looking for answers. At a dental conference, I learned about the Healthy Start System. I enrolled in the course the same day. After beginning treatment, I noticed dramatic improvements in their sleep and well-being. Today, they sleep soundly and are healthier, happier boys. And best of all, no more snoring!