Oral-B iO 9 Review – How Good is It?
An innovative, brush-free, rechargeable toothbrush for your smart, smiling mouth. If you are on the fence regarding electric toothbrushes, perhaps the Oral-B iO series 9 might be just the thing for you. Just like other top-end electric toothbrush like the Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige, the iO can give accurate, real-time brush guidance while you work your way along your teeth with a smartphone application… Not only is this impressive for your dental health, but it’s also a great way to save time, avoid that “electric lull” and make sure you get those tons of germs out of your mouth before they multiply. Better yet, this innovative electric toothbrush is rechargeable, which means it’s ready when you are!
The biggest selling point for this electric toothbrush is its amazing battery life. Just like many rechargeable electric toothbrush models, the iO Series 9 can go charging up to seven times (with a quick charge in between). With a long-press of the button, you can get close to eighty seconds of continuous brushing time. And because you have such a big, brushed-tooth surface, there is never a need to scrape, file or floss your teeth-all it takes is a quick swipe of the brush against the teeth and all of the grime is gone. So, not only does this model equal a full day of brushing time, but it also equals almost a full day of charging, if you so desired.
This model also makes an excellent travel toothbrush. With its lightweight and ergonomic design, it takes up a lot less space in a bag or backpack than other, larger electric toothbrush sets. In fact, it easily fits into a medium sized purse or backpack, which is perfect for both parents with young children and those on the go. The oral-b io series 9 is small enough to be taken anywhere-even to the office! This amazing toothbrush will clean your teeth brilliantly and leave them feeling fresh and clean.
When it comes to the bristles of this amazing electric toothbrush, Oral-B is definitely a leader in the industry. They use the highest quality toothbrush bristles available. Each brush head is made of fine nylon, which creates brilliant bristles and a dense foam handle. The Oral-B I Orbit series has brush heads made of nitrile, which is a nitrate molecule, which is much finer than the typical acrylic and foam brushes.
The previous oral-b brushes produced weak lather that fell apart after only a few uses. The company has addressed this problem by making each toothbrush shaft hollow so that you can’t tell that there are no bristles inside. The company claims that you’ll get twice the amount of bristles per brush head, but I can’t see how this can be true. The lack of bristles makes a big difference in cleaning power.
One of the best features of the Oral-B I Orbit series is the comfort handle. It’s so comfortable that I actually fell in love with it right away. Even after two weeks of using it, I could feel the comfort gripping my teeth as I brushed. And that’s not all. My gums were so sensitive that I could feel them through the IO handle when I was finished. For someone who suffers from sensitive gums, this feature is a big plus.
As far as cleaning abilities go, Oral-B’s cleansers are effective. They have strong suction that picks up debris and doesn’t rub your gums or teeth too hard. With strong suction, they can reach deep down between teeth and clean out pockets and crevices without disturbing your gums too much. Oral-B’s regular toothpaste isn’t as powerful as other brands, but I still think it comes close to cleaning my teeth as well as any other brand I’ve used.
The biggest complaint I have with the Oral-B I Orbit series is that the batteries in the toothbrush don’t last very long. Sometimes I get four hours of use out of one battery. Other times I only get two hours. However, if you use the electric toothbrush regularly, these problems may only become minor annoyances.