Taking care of your child's oral hygiene
Many of our patients attend their appointments without a parent. For this reason, we have a system to keep parents informed on their child’s oral hygiene. At each appointment our patients will be given an oral hygiene rating.
Our ratings are 1) Excellent 2) Good 3) Satisfactory, and 4) Unsatisfactory
If a patient receives an ‘Unsatisfactory’ rating at a visit, the hygienist will go over their tooth brushing technique. If oral hygiene is repeatedly rated as ‘Unsatisfactory’ then the orthodontic wires may be removed to enable easier brushing until hygiene is restored.
There is no additional charge to parents for lengthened treatment time due to poor oral hygiene. We are only doing our best to ensure that the new smile will not be disfigured by unsightly marks or cavities.