One of the ingredients in the recipe for a beautiful smile through orthodontics is excellent oral hygiene. At Keene Orthodontic Specialists we are committed to provide you with proper oral hygiene instructions, high tech, motivational tools to help you succeed and a grading system to keep you on track throughout treatment.
We have partnered with Crest and Oral B and are proud to offer Ortho Essentials, which is a three-step oral hygiene program designed to boost oral health and hygiene practices in orthodontic patients. The day our patients get their braces on, our team will go over the importance of what foods to avoid, proper handling of emergencies, and proper oral hygiene techniques.
Every patient who starts full treatment in our office receives the Ortho Essentials kit, including the Oral B Triumph power toothbrush. The Oral B brush head is designed for cleaning around braces. The Power Tip is designed to clean hard-to-reach areas between teeth and around wires and it is gentle on teeth, gums and brackets.
The kit also includes a SmartGuide wireless display to provide feedback on brushing time and technique as well as the Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste and Rinse to help reduce plaque and gingivitis.
The Ortho Essentials kit comes with an easy to follow 5-level rating system ranging from poor to excellent that illustrates each rating level so our office team and patients have a standard to compare oral hygiene. At each office visit, our team will rate our patients brushing by using the 5-level rating system. We will also discuss the rating the patient received at each of their appointments. In cases where hygiene needs to be improved, a letter may also be sent to your home with additional oral hygiene tips.