Overland Park, KS area parents who are interested in giving their children a great start in their dental journey, can ask Dr. Shane Nelson and his team about the benefits of his specialized program called the Healthy Start Dental Program. Children in the area can achieve better oral development by working with our team and ensuring a proper foundation for a healthier smile!

What is the Healthy Start Dental System?

The Healthy Start Dental Program is a method of treating the smile in the earlier phases to ensure proper development of the jaw and teeth. This program uses a specialized oral appliance that children can wear to help expand the arches to encourage proper growth and alignment of the permanent teeth. It can be used to avoid the need for orthodontic treatment later on while at the same time optimizing airflow for proper breathing, which makes it a great solution for children with certain sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.

What conditions can be treated with the Heathy Start Dental Program?

Shane Nelson often recommends the use of these FDA-approved appliances to help treat:

  • Improper jaw and facial development
  • Poor tongue placement
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Bite-related issues
  • Thumb-sucking and other oral habits
  • Problems with proper swallowing

Learn more about the Healthy Start Dental Program with our Overland Park, KS, dentist.

Shane Nelson and his team of professionals are here to assist parents in ensuring their children have the best possible start with their oral health and wellness. If you are located in the area of Overland Park, KS, and want to speak to our team about this specialized program for children, we encourage you to book a consultation visit at the practice. Parents can call Dentistry by Shane Nelson DDS at (913) 297-7800 to request an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 7001 W 121st Street.

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Dr. Shane Nelson is a leading dentist in Overland Park
Dr. Shane Nelson is a leading dentist in Overland Park. He opened his private practice in January 2002 and has been serving the community for over two decades. Having pursued several courses in cosmetic, holistic, biomimetic, gneuromuscular, and laser dentistry, he shares his expertise with dentists from all over the world as a clinical instructor. Dr. Nelson is a SMART certified dentist and is one of the six accredited dentists in the entire state of Kansas.

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What a discovery! Dr Nelson is very likely the best dentist you will ever find. His tools and techniques are state of the art, he's highly skilled and Dr Nelson is one of the nicest people I have ever met. I have struggled with my smile ever since another dentist botched a procedure years ago. Dr Nelson has restored my faith in dentistry and is actively working on giving me the best smile I have ever had. VERY highly recommended!