The HealthyStart™ System

The HealthyStart™ System is offered at RR Dentistry by Dr. Ryan Roberson and Dr. Cory Roach because we believe in prevention, especially when it comes to our children and their overall health. The Healthy Start not only straightens teeth as they erupt but it also helps with alleviating some of the symptoms of sleep disordered breathing.

Straighten Teeth, With No Braces

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

Addresses the Root Cause of Sleep Disordered Breathing

Statistics show over 40 Million Children can be affected by Sleep Disorders and 9 out of 10 Children are suffering from one or more symptoms of sleep-related breathing symptoms. HealthyStart™ evaluates and treats the underlying root cause. Not a band-aid but if started early enough, a permanent fix.

Don’t Wait. Early Treatment is Critical

When children are young, their bodies are able to adjust and mold easily, particularly in their mouth and their bone structure. Crowded teeth may force the tongue forward against their teeth, narrowing their dental arch and constricting the airway. Breathing properly is necessary for the health of a child.

The HealthyStart™ System works with the natural forces of tooth eruption. The soft, comfortable, removable devices gently guide the erupting teeth into their perfect positions. In addition, HealthyStart™ aids in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure incoming permanent teeth have enough room to erupt in straight and develop proper oral habits.

Depending On The Age Of Your Child The System Uses a Series Of Appliances: Habit-Corrector: The habit-corrector eliminates or improves current oral habits that can damage your child’s dental health. He or she wears the habit-corrector at night while sleeping. With a design similar to that of a pacifier, your child will become used to wearing a device in his or her mouth every night. This step lasts about 1-5 months.

Second Phase: Your child will get an appliance customized and sized for your child to wear every night. It aids the incoming teeth into their proper places, corrects jaw relations, and expands your child’s arches for the incoming adult teeth. Your child will wear this device for 2-6 months.

Final Phase: The final treatment begins with a device that accommodates incoming adult teeth. It begins when your child has at least 4 permanent teeth. This phase is extremely important because his or her adult teeth are forming and the gum tissue fibers are starting to attach the teeth in the mouth. HealthyStart™ works perfectly to ensure the teeth erupt into proper alignment.

No product is as easy or comfortable to use. Our proprietary advanced orthodontic/orthopedic HealthyStart™ appliance is BPA, Silicone and Latex Free, ISO 13485, FDA Cleared, a Health Canada Class II Medical-Grade Device that rests comfortably in the mouth. The HealthyStart™ Treatment System is safe, effective, and naturally promotes growth and development. Treatment with HealthyStart™ is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, pain-free and non-invasive therapy when worn at night or as directed, to assist parents who struggle with children affected by Sleep Disordered Breathing, a restricted airway, and crowded or crooked teeth.

More than a label, 20 years of research ties Sleep Disordered Breathing to crooked and crowded teeth, arrested growth and development, behavioral challenges which can have a similar appearance to ADD/ADHD and even Bed-Wetting.

HealthyStart™ is more than a Band-Aid; it is a permanent solution if it is started early enough in a child’s growth. Dr. Bergersen, the orthodontist that invented the FDA cleared Appliances, holds over 500 US and International Patents on his devices.

HealthyStart™ addresses the root cause of Sleep Disordered Breathing. The appliances work to expand and develop the airway in children. Compromised or constricted airways have been linked to SDB. Our product performs passively, proactively and with permanent results when started early with patient compliance.

There is no known treatment to have such a dramatic impact on a child’s life. Many children in treatment with HealthyStart™ have dramatically decreased prescription drug doses or come off their prescriptions completely, under the supervision of their physician. Others can finally sleep through the night without wetting the bed. And parents report their children frequently have better focus in school, which has led to better grades and improved opportunities for success in life. Each appliance performs multiple simultaneous functions and is primarily worn at night, while the child is sleeping, so as they are getting better rest they are also correcting lifelong habits for permanent improved overall health.

Both Dr. Ryan Roberson and Dr. Cory Roach have received the training and have extensive experience in The HealthyStart™ system. Both of their children have benefited greatly from the appliances and still continue to wear them nightly. If you feel this may be something that can benefit your child or another you know who’s teeth are crowded at a young age or have any symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing please reach out to us at (512) 869-5997 to schedule a complimentary consultation. You can also read so much more on this topic at