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Madison, Alabama 35758

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Healthy Start in Madison, AL

Excellent dental care should start early so that your child can enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health. One of the best ways to achieve beautiful and healthy teeth is to straighten the teeth, allowing them to be more easily cleaned and providing a myriad of physical and aesthetic benefits. While teeth straightening treatments were once mainly reserved for teenagers and adults, younger children can now reap the benefits of preventative care while their faces and teeth are still developing to reduce the incidence of future oral issues.

At Divine Expressions Dentistry, we know how important it is for your child to receive the best possible oral care that is available today. That is why we are now offering the Healthy Start Program for our youngest patients. Healthy Start gives us a way to straighten teeth, treat sleep-disordered breathing patterns, and improve the appearance of the smile as adult teeth begin to erupt. We can do all of this without any need for surgery or braces by using a gentle yet proven process.

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Overjet 1 Before & After

Overjet 2 Before & After

Over Bite – Before & After

Open Bite –  Before & After

Lower Arch Crowding Before & After

Under Developed Jaw Before and After

Excellent dental care should start early so that your child can enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health. One of the best ways to achieve beautiful and healthy teeth is to straighten the teeth, allowing them to be more easily cleaned and providing a myriad of physical and aesthetic benefits. While teeth straightening treatments were once mainly reserved for teenagers and adults, younger children can now reap the benefits of preventative care while their faces and teeth are still developing to reduce the incidence of future oral issues.

At Divine Expressions Dentistry, we know how important it is for your child to receive the best possible oral care that is available today. That is why we are now offering the Healthy Start Program for our youngest patients. Healthy Start gives us a way to straighten teeth, treat sleep-disordered breathing patterns, and improve the appearance of the smile as adult teeth begin to erupt. We can do all of this without any need for surgery or braces by using a gentle yet proven process.

What Is Sleep Disordered Breathing?

Sleep-disordered breathing refers to a wide range of breathing issues that occur when children are sleeping. It could include snoring or even more obstructive breathing patterns. Some of the most common symptoms you might see in your child include the following:

  • Thumb sucking
  • Mouth breathing and snoring
  • Restless sleeping patterns
  • Bad dreams
  • Excessive nighttime sweatiness
  • Negative behavioral patterns, such as anger
  • Chronic allergies
  • ADD or ADHD
  • Bedwetting
  • Daytime sleepiness

How Can Healthy Start Help?

The Healthy Start Program can address these symptoms and improve nighttime breathing while also correcting common tooth placement issues, such as overbites and crooked teeth. This is a permanent solution that helps to open your child’s airway, decrease tooth grinding, and gently guide newly erupting teeth into the correct positions.

When you choose Divine Expressions Dentistry for your four to seven year old, we will examine your child’s bite, mouth, and teeth to determine whether the Healthy Start Program could be a good solution. If your child requires treatment, we will first use a nighttime appliance to help correct poor oral habits during sleep. Next, we will create a new appliance that is specifically sized for your child’s mouth to widen your child’s oral arches and create more room for new teeth. Finally, the last appliance is sized specifically for the newly erupting adult teeth. This appliance ensures that the teeth come in straight without any need for traditional braces.

While Healthy Start works best when it is used from a young age, we can also help a preteen or teenager achieve an appropriate bite and ideal tooth alignment with a similar removable silicone appliance. Treatments are pain-free and noninvasive yet are incredibly effective at addressing common childhood problems for complete oral health in adulthood.

Class III Before & After

Upper Arch Crowding Before and After

Compromised and Developed Airway

Choosing Healthy Start at Divine Expressions Dentistry

At Divine Expressions Dentistry, we are proud to partner with Healthy Start so that we can bring even our youngest patients the best dental care that is available today and can prepare them for a lifetime of excellent oral health.

If you are concerned about your child’s oral health or have noticed some of the above-mentioned symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, we encourage you to contact our office today. We would be happy to schedule a dental consultation for your child at our conveniently located Madison, Alabama, office so that together we can determine whether the Healthy Start System is the right choice.

See What Our Patients Are Saying

"Dr Barnett and his staff are super outstanding, professional and provide a wonderful dental experience. My teeth were cleaned by Jean, who is a super competent Hygienist. I have been seeing her quarterly for over 9 years. She is the very best"

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John C.

"Great service first and foremost The entire time that my wife was having her procedure I was kept informed. The staff to include Dr. Barnett made it an important point to ensure that I was satisfied and not only that each person went the extra effort with friendly interaction throughout my visit."

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McKinley C.

We are always welcoming new patients and we would love to have you as part of our dental family.