Managing Your Oral Health

Managing your oral health is a whole different story when you've got braces. That's why Oral-B and Crest have teamed up with the American Association of Orthodontists and orthodontists worldwide, to create OrthoEssentials. It combines the best Crest and Oral-B products for people with braces with educational tools for better oral care.

With the help of OrthoEssentials, patients can steer clear of common oral health issues such as gingivitis, and plaque which can result in additional time and expense – and get the most beautiful and healthy smile possible.



Many participating offices include OrthoEssentials in the cost of treatment. This is a great value because your package includes:

Oral-B iO Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush: Delivers a WOW brushing experience you can’t resist, and an exceptional clean for healthier teeth and gums vs. a regular manual toothbrush. The innovative magnetic drive delivers concentrated energy where it’s needed most, allowing the brush head to glide tooth by tooth for a smooth, quiet cleaning experience. The Oral-B® iO™ brush head combines oscillation rotations with the gentle energy of micro-vibrations for an enjoyable experience and a sensational clean. A Smart Pressure Sensor lights up green when optimal pressure is applied and red when the pressure is too hard. It includes artificial intelligence technology with an easy-to-navigate interactive display with 5 brushing modes for your best clean in all areas of the mouth complete with a pro-timer to encourage brushing for at least 2 minutes. Powers a long-lasting charge in just 3 hours.

Oral-B iO Brush Heads: Use the Ultimate Clean brush head to brush tooth by tooth and against, above and below brackets. Then use the Targeted Clean brush head to remove plaque in hard-to-reach areas like behind wires and between brackets. You can also use it to clean molar bands and around power chains.

Oral-B Superfloss: It removes plaque in areas brushing may have missed with stiff-end threaders to help patients get underneath braces. It effectively cleans large interproximal areas with soft, spongy floss.

Crest PRO-HEALTH Densify PRO Intensive Clean Toothpaste: Provides powerful, protective remineralization against cavities & protection against the effects of enamel erosion* from dietary acids.

*Acid erosion effects: acids in everyday foods can soften and thin enamel, leaving teeth less white, weaker, and sensitive.

Crest PRO-HEALTH Advanced Enamel Care Mouthwash: Kills bad breath germs, helps prevent cavities, strengthens enamel, cleans teeth and gums, and freshens breath.

Discover more products from Oral-B and Crest that help clean around braces and other orthodontics.

How-To Brush and Floss with Braces

This video makes it easy for you to understand how to brush with an Oral-B iO Electric toothbrush. Check it out!


Preparing for Braces?

Living with Braces?

If you’re an Orthodontist wishing to learn more about enrolling in the OrthoEssentials program, call 1-800-543-2577 or click here.