In our unrelenting quest to bring the highest quality of care to our patients, we
discovered the original functional appliance, meticulously designed over 50 years ago by renowned Orthodontist Dr Earl Bergerson. We were so impressed by these minimally invasive, easy to wear and highly effective appliances that go beyond simply straightening teeth, both Dr Elina and Nada’s children are wearing them!
The Dentofacial Institute is proud to be the Australian and New Zealand
Ambassadors and Distributors of the HealthyStart appliances, and have scheduled their very first Provider Training Course later this year!

HealthyStart™ Straight Teeth. No Braces. “As CEO of HealthyStart™ and a mother of 3, my goal and desire is to provide every advantage for your child to allow them to live healthy and happy lives. There is a silent epidemic effecting 9 out of 10 children. This epidemic manifests itself in a variety of symptoms that can easily be overlooked, misdiagnosed, and most unfortunately left untreated. It is critical that we as parents evaluate our children’s sleep and breathing habits.

The Healthy Start system identifies these symptoms and evaluates the underlying root cause. This non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive, and natural treatment plan addresses the root cause of Sleep Disordered Breathing, promotes proper oral habits, develops the airway, proper jaw development and will result in straight teeth without braces.

Please join me in my mission to educate ourselves as parents to ensure our
children a lifetime of health, happiness, and success.” ~ Leslie Stevens, CEO

What sets the patented HealthyStart™ appliances apart?

The proprietary advanced orthodontic/orthopaedic HealthyStart™ appliances are BPA, Silicone and Latex Free, ISO 13485, FDA cleared, a Health Canada Class II Medical-Grade Device that rests comfortably in the mouth.

HealthyStart™ promotes natural growth and development and is safe and effective. 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 SDB, a restricted airway and crowded or crooked teeth.
More than 20 years of research ties Sleep Disordered Breathing to crooked and crowded teeth, arrested growth and development, behavioural challenges which can have a similar appearance to ADD/ADHD, learning difficulties, anxiety and bedwetting. More importantly, HealthyStart™ is more than merely a Band Aid solution; but rather a permanent solution if it is started early enough in a child’s growth.

The HealthyStart™ appliances addresse the root cause of Sleep Disordered Breathing, working to expand and develop the airway in children. These products perform passively, proactively and with more permanent results when started early with patient compliance.

Meticulously designed following years of studying and measuring children’s dentition, each appliance performs multiple simultaneous functions and is primarily worn at night.

With HealthyStart™ you’ll see your child becoming the best version of themselves beyond the beautiful smile. To include improved grades, socialisation, no longer wetting the bed, improved self image, nasal breathing and open airways, just to name a few.

Remember to keep your appliance away from the dishwasher and
the family dog who loves the appliance as much as you do!