HealthyStart® Teeth Straightening for Kids

What is HealthyStart®?


The HealthyStart® System is a non-invasive, pain-free approach to opening the airway and straightening teeth without the need for braces! Backed by over 54 years of research and used as a treatment for over 4 million kids worldwide, HealthyStart® straightens teeth without the price tag of braces and does more than traditional orthodontic aligners.


The HealthyStart® System consists of a series of appliances that address the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, a disorder affecting 9 out of 10 children. Symptoms of SDB often go misdiagnosed or untreated and worsen with age. HealthyStart® aims to address these symptoms early on and naturally.

How Does the HealthyStart® System Work?


HealthyStart® works with the natural forces of tooth eruption. The soft, comfortable, removable devices gently guide the erupting teeth into their perfect alignments.


In addition, HealthyStart® aids in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure space for incoming permanent teeth.

What are the HealthyStart® Appliances?


The HealthyStart® System features a series of appliances that are customized to your child’s needs, factoring in their age and the issues you intend on addressing.


These appliances address a range of symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, such as mouth breathing, inability to focus, academic challenges, bedwetting, snoring, nightmares, underdeveloped jaw, underdeveloped airway, and more.

What Does HealthyStart® Treat?


Sleep Disordered Breathing

A Silent Epidemic Among Children

Sleep Disordered Breathing is an often untreated or misdiagnosed disorder referring to breathing difficulties during sleep. It is also a root cause for many other symptoms which children frequently exhibit.

These issues may include:

  • Academic Challenges
  • Bedwetting
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Emotional Issues
  • Depression
  • Nightmares

These issues stem from airway disruption during sleep. As a child’s breathing is restricted, their body reacts as though they are choking, resulting in lower oxygen levels, higher heart rate, and higher blood pressure.


Improper positioning of teeth can also cause symptoms of SDB, as close baby teeth signify that a child’s dental arches are too narrow. Adult teeth are bigger and wider than the baby teeth they replace, and if there isn’t enough room for the adult teeth to grow in, the teeth begin to crowd together or protrude. Dental arches that are too narrow lead to unhealthy airway development, as the lack of room hinders facial growth and compromises the airway.


Crooked Teeth

Straighten Teeth WITHOUT Braces

The HealthyStart® System is a revolutionary departure from traditional orthodontics into an early, non-invasive, pain-free, natural approach to straightening teeth. It works as well as, or better than, braces, plastic aligners, surgery, or any other orthodontic option to achieve a pristine, picture-perfect smile. The HealthyStart® System guides teeth into their ideal alignments without the price-tag of braces, and with more evidence and research than typical aligners.

How Do I Get It?


As a HealthyStart® Provider, the specialists at Turlock Dental will create a customized plan with you and your child to endure that the system will be the most effective it can possibly be and ensure that all of your child’s issues are addressed.

Have Questions or Want More Info?


Our friendly staff is here to help! Reach out to us at 209-667-7889.  You may also request an appointment or contact us for more details and to begin the process of implementing the HealthyStart® System today!

Our Patients Say

Professional, knowledgeable dental staff. Front office is courteous and friendly. Highly recommended for general dentistry and Clear Aligner treatment.

Michael W.

Today was my daughter’s last day of wearing the aligners. She is a very pleased with her new smile and the fast results thank you so much to Dr McCulla and the staff for making this a very easy experience 😁

Crystal C.

This place is great! State of the art equipment. Friendly staff and they have cookies! ?? Fresh ones!

Vanessa P.

I have finally found a dentist/hygienist that I feel comfortable with. I was there today and felt relaxed the entire time and am actually looking forward to going back for more dental work. Weird, but true.

Carol S.

Wow what a great place: treated like a queen Staff are friendly and genuine care about my health.

Noreen S.

What a warm and professional office. It really shows that they care a great deal for their patients. Dr.McCulla is wonderful and has an amazing chairside manner.

Charlene T.

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