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Sonicare Toothbrush...Worth it?

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:58 am
by sunflr7
I'm considering purchasing a Sonicare Elite toothbrush. Is it a worthy investment? Will it make my life in braces any easier?


Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:32 am
by Infamy
Yes. Definitely.

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:45 am
by TechChick
I just bought the new Oral-B sonic Complete. Its worth every penny. I compared the price between the sonicare and the oral-b one and the price of replacement brushes and the oral-b won out. I absolutly love this brush.

sonicare electronic brush

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:24 pm
by carol0620

just wondered which model of soni care brush is best for those who have braces? from wat i seen on the web, it has lotta models. can anyone pls recommand the model? my ortho said it is worth to buy.

Luv my Sonicare

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:53 pm
by bbsadmin
I've had both Sonicare styles. I now use the new Elite model, and my husband still uses the "old style" Advance model.

Yes, I think it's worth it. I used Sonicare for years before getting braces, and I find it indespensible now that I have braces. Your teeth get really really clean, and it helps prevent gum disease with that sonic wave it emits.

You wind up changing brush heads about every 3 months. But that's really the only downside.

I don't know how it compares to the Oral-b electric toothbrush -- I've never tried that one. But some people like it a lot.

Sonicare Toothbrush

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:55 pm
by Knucemike
I bought a sonicare 7800 after I got my braces and really love it. It seems to do a really great job of cleaning the teeth. One thing I like is it has a built in timer so you get at least the required 2 minutes of brushing. If you have ever used ebay - you can get some great deals on sonicare.


Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:23 pm
by TimSeattle
I have used a Sonicare for many years and find it a great help now that I have braces. It gets my teeth cleaner than a plain toothbrush. And I think one of the main advantages is that is helps to stimulate the gums and keep them healthy. I haven't tried an Oral-B or other type of electronic brush, so I really can't compare them.

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:09 am
by Dodger(UK)
I think you've just sold a sonicare toothbrush to me lol :wink:



Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:27 am
by Jill
definitely. with braces, electric is the only way to go! regular toothbrushes just stopped being as effective for me with these thingies on my teeth

When you first use Sonicare

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:03 am
by bbsadmin
If you've never brushed your teeth with a Sonicare, you do need to get used to all that vibration in your mouth. It feels very strange at first! :lol: But you get used to it!

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:20 pm
by Dodger(UK)
lol - Lynne - just had to double check there, that you were talking about a sonicare :wink: :oops:

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:52 pm
by bbsadmin
In the words of Austin Powers, "Oh, behave!" :wink:

Re: Luv my Sonicare

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:58 pm
by swellen
bbsadmin wrote: You wind up changing brush heads about every 3 months. But that's really the only downside.
You should change your toothbrush (or brush head) every three months anyway. I change mine when the season changes (that's the only way I can remember!)

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:02 pm
by bbsadmin
I'm waiting until I get my braces off to change my brush head this time around. I changed it about 2 months ago. Hopefully it won't get so tattered that I'll be forced to change it before I'm braces-free!

The Sonicare people say that you should change the brush head at least twice a year, but I think 3-4 times a year is better. The braces do make the brush head tattered more quickly, but it's not as bad as you'd think.

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 6:31 am
by sunflr7
Getting my sonicare elite 7600 this weekend. So excited.
Never thought I would ever get so excited about a toothbrush purchase.