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Water Flossing for better dental braces cleaning

Easier Flossing of Dental Braces & Orthodontics for Adults, Teens, and Kids

by Patti Z.

May 22nd, 2013

No matter your age, cleaning and flossing dental braces can be frustrating and time consuming.

Many people with dental braces or orthodontic appliances simply don't floss because it's so difficult. Cleaning around dental braces and orthodontic appliances with regular dental floss requires a floss threader (which is time consuming to use) and dental floss can easily shred or get stuck in hardware.

Waterpik® Water Flossers are faster, easier, and more effective to use than regular dental floss or a floss threader. And we have designed a variety of models that are ideal for adults, teens, and kids.

Why is Water Flossing Effective for Cleaning Dental Braces and Other Orthodontics?

Using an optimal combination of pressure and pulsation, the Waterpik® Water Flosser removes plaque and food particles from brackets and wires, and it massages and stimulates the gums. These actions help reduce plaque on the teeth and around hardware, while also improving gum health.

How effective are Waterpik® Water Flossers? An independent clinical study concluded that the Waterpik® Water Flosser is 3X as effective as traditional brushing and flossing combined and 5x as effective as brushing alone.

Watch the Water Flosser with the Orthodontic Tip

Watch the animation, then read on to learn about Water Flossers for adults, teens, and kids. (All recommended models include the Orthodontic Tip.)

Water Flossers for Adults with Dental Braces

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, adults make up about 1 in every 5 orthodontic patients. Because adults are more susceptible to periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis, keeping teeth and gums healthy is important for successful orthodontic treatment.

Combination Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush

Waterpik Complete Care WP-900 Water Flosser Sonic Toothbrush

The Waterpik® Complete Care (WP-900) combines the superior water flossing of our Ultra Water Flosser with the sonic technology of the Sensonic® Professional Plus Sonic Toothbrush in one convenient product.

Water Flosser for Travel

Waterpik Traveler Water Flosser WP-300


The Traveler™ Water Flosser (WP-300) features a compact design that is ideal for smaller bathrooms and travel. It has global voltage compatibility for easy operation around the world.

Adults may also like our countertop Ultra Water Flosser (WP-100).


Water Flossers for Teens with Dental Braces

Adolescents are busy. They often don’t take the time to care for their dental braces. And many teens enjoy sugary energy drinks, coffee drinks, and sodas that can negatively affect their oral health.

Cordless Plus Water Flosser

Waterpik Cordless Plus Water Flosser WP-450


The Cordless Plus Water Flosser (WP-450) is ideal for teens on the go. It features a rechargeable design, so no batteries are required. And it fits in a backpack or large purse.

Teens can also benefit from our Complete Care (WP-900) combination Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush.

Countertop Water Flosser

Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser WP-100


The Ultra Water Flosser (WP-100) is the ultimate in water flossing performance. It features ten pressure settings and a sleek contemporary design.


Water Flosser for Kids with Dental Braces

Most kids don’t like to floss, and they find flossing difficult. The Water Flosser For Kids makes flossing fast, fun, and easy for children with dental braces or orthodontic appliances.

Kids Water Flosser

Waterpik Water Flosser For Kids WP-260


The Water Flosser For Kids (WP-260) is a custom model for children ages 6+, featuring an extra safe, kid-proof electrical design and easy fingertip controls. To make flossing fun, it includes 20 removable cling decals.