Easier Flossing of Dental Braces & Orthodontics for Adults, Teens, and Kids
by Patti Z.
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 (learn more about how to floss with braces using a Waterpik® Water Flosser).
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
The Cordless Plus Water Flosser (WP-450) is ideal for teens on the go. It features a rechargeable design, so no batteries are required.
Countertop Water Flosser
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.
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
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.