Dr. Craig S. Kohler D.D.S. M.B.A, MAGD, Founder/CEO is the inventor of MOTSY Light. He has been practicing dentistry in one dental office (expanded 5 times) in the Chicago area (Wilmette) for over 40 years. He is among the elite dentists in the country who utilize microscopes, enabling him to see at a magnification five times greater than the typical dentist (loops 3x). He earned his Fellowship and Masters from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has taught dentistry for 15 years at NorthShore University Health System, a teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago, since 2000, and has been a visiting faculty member of the Spears Dental Institute from 2009-2020.

MOTSY Light inventor, Dr. Craig Kohler has trained over 500 dentists on how to practice micro aesthetic dentistry and has spoken at various venues nationally and internationally regarding the use of dental microscopes in the general practice of dentistry.

He realized that if people could actually see what they’re doing while brushing at home, they would be able to clean their teeth more thoroughly and consistently—especially those spots that are hard to see (and commonly overlooked).  For more information about Dr. Kohler you can also visit www.kohlerdentstry.com

Company background

ONVI is a pioneer in dental health that designs groundbreaking products and services, which empower people to improve their oral health habits.

ONVI is committed to providing customers with innovative tools and information to help them better understand their oral health and, in turn, adopt better oral health habits. 

Our story

When we founded ONVI, makers of MOTSY Light, our goal was simple yet powerful: We wanted to help people better see and understand what was going on in their mouths. We believed that this would, in turn, help them improve their oral health care habits.

MOTSY Light inventor, Dr. Craig Kohler, has been at the forefront of dental innovation for over twenty years—and he’s among the few dentists in the country who use live video to deliver premium care to patients. He realized that if people could actually see what they’re doing while brushing at home, they would be able to clean their teeth more thoroughly and consistently—especially those spots that are hard to see (and commonly overlooked).

Using MOTSY Light may improve your focus while brushing

Brushing your teeth is the foundation of good oral care and prevention. Electric and manual toothbrushes each have their own benefits.

Using a manual toothbrush such as MOTSY Light will empower you to take better care of your teeth but also improve your focus while brushing. MOTSY Light is the first manual toothbrush with an LED light, that lets you see in your mouth and become aware of spots that you might have missed before.

MOTSY Light Personal Oral Hygiene Pack comes with 4 attachments that are designed to help you improve your oral health care. A rubber scaler can be used to go around each individual tooth to loosen up plaque and check if the plaque is gone upon finished brushing. The 5X mirror will visually check your work behind difficult areas to see. An electric toothbrush may make brushing easier, but does not have the tools to clean each side of your teeth and be able to check what’s going on in your mouth. This is important because plaque left behind cause’s decay and gum disease.

A timer built into an electric toothbrush can help you brush your teeth long enough to sufficiently remove lose plaque. MOTSY Light has a 2 minute timer, that will automatically turn off the LED light off.

Electric toothbrushes might be helpful for anyone with limited mobility, such as people with:

  • carpal tunnel
  • arthritis
  • developmental disabilities
What to choose?

Regardless of whether electric toothbrushes, water flossers or manual toothbrushes are "good" for teeth, it is important to always follow a dental professional recommendations regarding which brand and model to get, to avoid the risk of getting something that's harmful for teeth and gums.

If brushing and flossing is not an issue because of arthritis or any other health problems, a MOTSY Light Personal Hygiene kit and an electric toothbrush work nicely hand in hand.

An electric toothbrush does not have the tools to see what’s going on in the mouth. Using MOTSY Light will help to become aware of any issues. The 5X mirror attachment allows people to see in their mouth and change bad habits before it becomes a problem.

While a Water flosser helps with cleaning between teeth and keeping gums healthy, it's not as effective at removing bacteria and build up between gums and teeth. It's better than nothing, but it is never going to be as good as manually cleaning teeth. However, if you find yourself not doing anything at all, then a water flosser is still going to be a good choice.

Choosing a water flosser together with MOTSY Light oral hygiene kit is a good choice as well. The intention of a Water flosser is to wash away plaque, bacteria and food debris that might reside on the teeth and along the gum line. The rubber scaler that comes as 1 of the attachments in the MOTSY Light oral hygiene pack can be used to loosen up plaque before using the water flosser.

Traveling with MOTSY Light toothbrush

MOTSY Light does not need to be charged like an electric toothbrush does, and is safe to travel with. MOTSY Light comes with a case that can be used for traveling. Plug-in electric tooth brushes or water picks may not be a good option if you travel internationally, since you’ll need a backup travel toothbrush in these cases.

Both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at cleaning teeth if proper technique and there is attention to detail. If there is bleeding, talk with your dentist professional. A number of things can cause bleeding when one brushes and flosses, such as:

  • gum disease
  • vitamin deficiencies
  • pregnancy

MOTSY Light is a great choice if you are experiencing gum disease. Being able to see what’s going on in your mouth will empower you to take better care off your gums and teeth. The bristles on MOTSY Light are especially safe, because they are” V “shaped, and 45 degrees cut of the bristles helps prevent gum recession. The outside blue bristles are softer and are less prone to cause gum recession or abrasion of the teeth. Soft high-quality Dupont Bristles allow gentle cleaning of your teeth and gums.\

Fun for kids

Not all kids are interested in brushing their teeth. The best toothbrush for your child is whatever one they are mostly likely to use. Experts recommend soft bristles and a child-sized toothbrush head for kids.

MOTSY Light is a great toothbrush for your kids. MOTSY Light has soft bristles and also comes with a small brush attachment that will allow your child to even brush hard to reach spots. The LED light makes brushing more fun. Your kids will develop the habit of looking at where the light touches the teeth when they brush. This will develop a lifetime habit of brushing every side of every tooth. Then they will learn how to use the rubber scaler to check to see if all the plaque is gone. This will help to decrease decay and help keep a fresh free of odor.  As they become aware of their mouth at an early age, they will benefit from avoid dental problems when getting older.