At Eckels 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've partnered with Crest and Oral-B to offer a comprehensive oral hygiene education and rating system through our Ortho Essentials program.
In order to help with proper hygiene our patients who are beginning their treatment in full braces will receive the Ortho Essentials kit and start the Ortho Essentials oral hygiene program.
Each patient kit includes:
- The Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000 Electric Toothbrush with Smart Guide, plus Oral-B Ortho and Oral-B Power Tip brush heads. The Smart Guide wireless display will provide feedback on brushing time and technique. The Oral-B Ortho brush head is designed for cleaning around braces, and the Oral-B Power Tip is designed to clean hard-to-reach areas between teeth, around wires and brackets, and is gentle on gums.
- Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection Toothpaste to help reduce plaque and gingivitis.
- Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse to help prevent cavities and rebuild enamel
- Oral-B Super Floss
- The Ortho Essentials kit comes with a rating system that clearly illustrates to our patients the difference between excellent and poor oral hygiene. At each office visit our patients will compare what they see in the mirror to what clean and healthy teeth should look like. They will rate their own hygiene and then receive a rating by the assistant or Dr. Eckels. If necessary, brushing and flossing techniques will be reviewed with both the patient and his or her parents.
Ortho Essentials kits for patients starting early or limited treatment, or for additional family members are available for purchase.