Which Waterpik is best for Braces?
September 1, 2020
When using braces, it is natural to be on the edge and to do your research to ensure that you would not be having any problem with the product that you’re planning to go with- and this goes even more when it comes to selecting the right Waterpik dental flosser.
As Waterpik notes on their own website,
An easy and effective way to clean and floss braces and improve gum health is to use a Waterpik® Water Flosser with the Orthodontic Tip. It is clinically proven more effective than dental floss for people with braces.
However, just using a an orthodontic tip is not all that there is to it. According to those who have used multiple waterpik products, some of them are often a little more effective in comparison when it comes to dental hygiene for people with braces. So keep reading to find out exactly Which Waterpik is best for Braces!
Which Waterpik is best for Braces?
Naturally, among all the models that claim to be effective with your braces, there are some that can easily take the lead. Here are the main ones that we think you must consider at least once- the main focus here has been on specific things such as the strength, pressure settings as well as the overall mobility of the braces.
Waterpik Water Flosser WP-660
The first, and arguably the best model that you might want to consider is the Waterpik Water Flosser WP-660. It comes in two variants, Aquarius and Whitening, of which we would personally recommend the Aquariaus a little more if whitening is not something you’re specifically looking for.
Equipped with 10 settings ranging from 10 to 100 psi and a built-in timer with warnings at 30 seconds and 1 minute to ensure that you’re on time, this model naturally takes the lead.
Add to that a seriously big water-holding capacity of 22 ounces that provides you with 90 seconds of steady cleaning, and you have what might be called a top model.
Of course, this is one of the top-rated models and is loved by almost everyone that has used it so far. While it is slightly more expensive than some of the other models on this list as well as in general, it seriously one of those models that are worth going that extra bit for.
Waterpik Cordless Water Flosser WF-03
Next in line is the Cordless Waterpik WF-03. Instead of charging, this model relies on 3 AA batteries, ensuring that you can carry it around for even your camping trips and such. What is even more interesting about this model is that it still provides you with a huge deal of functionality.
It comes along with two pressure settings at 45-75 psi and it also comes along with a 7 ounce water reservoir that ensures a steady flossing for about 30 seconds.
In addition to these, it also comes with a microfiber travel bag that you can easily and securely carry it around in and is also accompanied by 3 flossing tips.
If you’re looking for a little aesthetic pleasure, that’s also something you might count with this model. Besides looking like it could easily outclass most other models with sheer style alone, it also provides you with a color choice between Black and White to choose from when you’re actually considering going for it.
And at the end of the day, it’s still one of the much more affordable options that you could possibly opt for, making it a perfect choice if you’re looking for something that would more than pay for your money in the long run.
Waterpik Cordless Advanced WP-569
Then comes the Cordless Advanced WP-569. If the last model made you feel like it was up your alley, then you must consider this one as well.
This model gives you six color variants to choose from: Black, Blue, Orchid, Rosegold, Gray and White. Besides that, it also looks like it could blend in perfectly regardless of the location, it would fit in in your bathroom and make it look even more gorgeous, while it wouldn’t looking out of place even if you bring it out on one of your hiking trips! That makes this model a great choice to go for if you’re someone that values aesthetics above other things.
However, you must keep in mind that this model does not run on batteries. It relies on rapid magnetic charging and it even has an LED that would let you know once the Waterpik has been charged. So, if you’re looking for functionality, the Waterpik Cordless ADvanced WP-569 has got it.
Of course, it also comes along with 3 pressures settings to choose from, and operates in a really quiet way, which ensures that your flossing experience is peaceful and productive at the same time.
Of course, this model costs a little more than the earlier model, but is still fairly affordable and thus easily makes it to the list of recommended models.
The Waterpik Ultra is one of those models that are worthy of praise for altogether different reasons and thus deserve a little bit of special consideration.
Besides being able to provide you with an advanced control mechanism that lets you choose between 10 to 90 psi with 10 pressure settings, it also provides you with 90+ seconds of continuous functioning with a reservoir that is larger than most of the other options that you can avail.
Besides these, this model also comes along with 6 tips that ensure that you can always find one tip that would fit in with the need that you have in mind- including the need of making the model fit in perfectly with braces.
At the end of the day, even with all these features, this model is still pretty affordable and one that a lot of people have already went for and actually loved.
As such, this model seems like one that deserves serious consideration.
Waterpik WP-260 for Kids
Finally, let us take a look at the model that has been intended for kids. Usually, braces are gotten earlier on (although there are some different benefits to get them later on and the models we discussed so far can deal with both kids and adults) and as such this model has been specially designed keeping the needs of kids in mind.
This model comes with 20 removable cling labels to entice the kids to actually floss properly and do it more often. In a certain way, they are to help encourage the children to actually floss more effectively.
At any rate, this model also comes along with 3 pressure settings to choose from, as well as a 60 second reservoir to ensure that the kids can not only clean properly and effectively but also learn to do that within a proper time so that their teeth can remain healthy for a long time.
Of all the models that we saw today, each has been made keeping very specific needs in mind that are different from the needs that other models intend to address.
Even among this, if you’re looking for a model that you’re planning to use at home, I would say that the Waterpik WP-660 is by far the best model that you can get, if you’re willing to invest a little more than the other models (although it’s still affordable.)
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a model that you can use on the go, I would say that the Waterpik Cordless advanced WP-569 is the model that would help you out the most.