On March 1st, 2010, we initiated a new and improved “Orthodontic Oral Care Program.” Also, we have added a supporting “Rewards Program” as part of the orthodontic care of our patients at Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics.
With the “Orthodontic Oral Care Program,” you receive one-on-one instruction and clear recommendations about what can be done to improve your oral health while under active orthodontic treatment. As well, we will assess your oral hygiene and provide a score at every appointment. Our scoring system is based on a simple five-level oral hygiene rating system that lets you know how you are doing at each visit: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 (Poor, Needs Improvement, Fair, Good, or Excellent).
If you receive a couple of “Poor,” “Needs Improvement,” or several “Fair” scores, we'll schedule you into the “Advanced Oral Care Instruction” part of our program for further hygiene training with our hygiene coordinator. Diet review and nutrition counseling will also be implemented to identify foods/drinks that put your dental health at risk. We will advise you of our concerns and how we intend to help you get back on track. Our goal is to help our patients to have beautiful, healthy-looking smiles for a lifetime.
With this new program, you earn points simply by having good to excellent oral hygiene scores. Every Excellent (5) score earns you 2 points. A score of 4 (Good) will earn you 1 point. You can even receive 2 bonus points by having your dentist’s office sign one of our vouchers when you go in for your regular checkup /cleaning. These reward points accumulate to be redeemed for a variety of gift cards provided to you at our office! (Redeemable every 5 points.)
We are very excited to see the ultimate results from these two new programs and to share your success in stepping up your oral hygiene to the next level!
As always, please feel welcome to contact the office if you would like to have any further information about the “Orthodontic Oral Care Program” or the “Rewards Program.”