Braces as we know are used to help straighten and align teeth to help reduce gaps and help with a person’s bite. But did you know that certain types of toothbrush actually help the brushing experience and allow you to maintain healthy teeth and gums more effectively, even with a set of braces?
As technology makes significant shifts forward in many industries, technology within our industry has also made leaps and bounds. Whilst the first electric toothbrush dates back to the late 1920’s, they became popular across the country in the 1990’s and since then have become a regular household item.
DID YOU KNOW:
Electric Toothbrushes were introduced specifically for those with limited motor skills and for those with braces?
You may see electric toothbrushes carry the ‘Sonic’ or ‘Ultrasonic’ label, but have no idea what they mean.
Sonic toothbrushes typically operate at 12,000 to 24,000 oscillations or 24,000 to 48,000 movements per minute.
Ultrasonic is the latest development in electric toothbrush technology and these typically operate at 2,400,000 movements per minute, a considerable advancement compared to sonic.
Only a toothbrush that emits ultrasound, or vibration at a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing, can be called an “ultrasonic” toothbrush.
Here are our Top 5 Picks for Electric Toothbrushes with Braces:
The SmartSeries 6000 uses a round toothbrush head that oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up 100% more plaque than that of a manual toothbrush. There are 5 professional cleaning modes: Daily clean, pro clean, sensitive, gum control & whitening.
Another popular electric toothbrush is this fairly inexpensive and sleek looking Fairywill Sonic Toothbrush which can last 30 days off one 4 hour charge. Again, the brush comes with 5 brushing modes and weighs less than half of regular electric toothbrush.
As far as electric toothbrushes go, this is by far the Ferrari of the electric toothbrush world. TheOral-B Genius X comes with in-built artificial intelligence which tracks where you are brushing and with the help of a downloadable app will show you feedback from each brushing session – giving you tips on areas where you need to spend more time.
Once you have brushed your teeth you will get a score, which is made up of how your sessions has gone. Factors such as brush time, coverage, whether you have pressed to lightly or too hard in certain areas all make up the overall score.
Another firm favourite from Oral-B is the Genius 9000 range of electric toothbrushes. This toothbrush has an alert system for when you are brushing too hard to protect your gums. The toothbrush also comes with 6 brush modes .
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean can’t be overlooked as a top 5 electric toothbrush, this brush has an impressive 3 in built Smart Sensors which looks at Location, Pressure and Motion. Whilst packing in 5 brush modes, Clean, White+, Deep Clean+, Gum Health and Tongue Care+Back to Blog