Here at the orthodontic offices of Mooney Orthodontics in O’Fallon, MO, we take oral hygiene very seriously. It is very important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home while in treatment. That is why we have partnered with Crest and Oral B to bring the Ortho Essentials program to our young, teen and adult orthodontic patients in and around O’Fallon and Lake St. Louis, MO.
What is the Ortho Essentials Program?
The Ortho Essentials program is a 3-step program designed to promote oral health and hygiene practices among orthodontic patients. The day our patients get their braces on, our O’Fallon orthodontist will go over the importance of the following:
- What foods to avoid
- How to handle emergencies
- Proper oral hygiene techniques to use
Starting May 2013, each of our new patients will also receive an Ortho Essentials kit to get started in the program!
What is in the Ortho Essentials Kit?
The kit includes:
- The Oral-B Triumph power toothbrush. This brush head is designed specially to thoroughly clean around braces. The power tip cleans those hard-to-reach areas between the teeth and around wires while being gentle on the gums, teeth and brackets.
- SmartGuide wireless display to provide you with feedback on brushing time and technique and comes with Crest Pro-Health toothpaste and rinse to help reduce the buildup of plaque to prevent gingivitis.
- An easy-to-follow 5-level rating system ranging from poor to excellent that illustrates each rating level so our team and the patient has a standard to go by.
At each office visit, we will rate the patient's brushing by using the 5-level rating system and will then fill out a report card for those patients who can raise their score by committing to better hygiene practices at home. We'll also discuss the rating the patient received at each appointment.
Our Goal for the Ortho Essentials Program
The goal of this program is to help our patients maintain good oral hygiene throughout the orthodontic treatment process. By providing our patients with the right tools, we can assess what aspects of oral hygiene need to be focused on to achieve the very best results, which is a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime!
Schedule an Appointment
If you are located in O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis or any of the surrounding areas and are interested in learning more about orthodontics, the treatments that we offer or more about the Ortho Essentials Program, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We proudly offer braces, clear braces, Invisalign for adults and teens as well as teeth whitening at our O’Fallon orthodontic office. Become a patient at Mooney Orthodontics and receive your free Ortho Essentials Kit! We look forward to serving you!