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May 22, 2013
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.
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 (learn more about how to floss with braces using a Waterpik® Water Flosser).
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.
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.
The Cordless Advanced Water Flosser (WP-560) 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).
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.
The Cordless Professional Water Flosser (WP-450) is ideal for teens on the go. It features a rechargeable design, so no batteries are required. And it comes with a Nano-Sonic toothbrush.
The Ultra Water Flosser (WP-100) provides great water flossing performance. It features ten pressure settings and a sleek contemporary design.
Teens can also benefit from our Complete Care (CC-01) Water Flosser which has a separate Sonic Toothbrush.
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.
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.