At Jacob Jarvis Orthodontics, we know that good oral hygiene is critical to the success of every orthodontic patient and can be one of the most challenging aspects of orthodontic care.
That’s why we have partnered with Crest and Oral B to offer a comprehensive oral hygiene education and grading system through our Ortho Essentials program.
Ortho Essentials 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.
In order to help with proper hygiene, our patients will receive the Ortho Essentials kit and be started in our Ortho Essentials oral hygiene program.
The Ortho Essentials kit includes 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 and fill out a report card for the patient to bring home. We will also discuss the rating the patient received at each of their appointments.
Patients with excellent oral hygiene will be eligible to participate in our Jacob Jarvis Orthodontics Incentive Reward Program. With Jacob Jarvis Orthodontics and Ortho Essentials, you will be on your way to a healthy and beautiful smile!