Product Type: Omron electric toothbrushes
Newest Review: ... with this brush and for the price you do get some good value for money, but as Omron are not a massively common make, you have to watch i... more
Not sure about this one , think i`ll stick with Braun or Oral B !
Omron Sonic Style Electric Toothbrush
Member Name: Bullydc1
Omron Sonic Style Electric Toothbrush
Advantages: A rarely good brand, plenty of features, not extremely expensive
Disadvantages: Not an inexpensive brush, replacement heads a little hard to find
Omron are an hygenic electronics brand that many of us havent heard of us, but I saw this Omron Sonic Style 458 in a sale for £44 so I though I would go for it. In general it is a good toothbrush for the money, but I think if you spent the same money on an oral b or braun then you would be forgiven in thinkng that you would probably get more for your buck. But it is comforting to know that the Sonic technology operates at up to 33,000 strokes per minute to help you get that clean feeling, and thats enough to rock the hind legs off a donkey.
The new Sonic Style , meaning it vibrates allot, toothbrush can also be coupled with the optional accessories to improve your oral hygiene routine. The one thing that strikes me about this product is that it doesnt really look like other electric toothbrushes. It looks very slim, stylish and light, I also like the black colour, it shouts 'manly'.
The brush is rechargeable and features include the combination of three different swing modes and five speed settings that you can adjust and combine touse to your personal preference, the three Swing modes, are all designed to focus on the optimum cleaning method for each part of your mouth, i.e. front back and sides of teeth. To remove plaque effectively with this electric toothbrush, you do not actually brush your teeth in the traditional way, but you rub the tip of the brush head gently and the sonic movement oes the rest. The brush gently lifts and disperses plaque while cleaning and then you just wash it out.
Id like to describe the modes in more detail, so the standard swing mode operates at 25,000 strokes per minute. The Wide Swing mode doubles width stroke to maximise contact with the teeth and continues to gently cleans the gap between teeth and gums. The last mode is the Point Swing Mode which moves quite a bit deeper in a vertical direction and this enables you to effectively brush the back teeth and inner side of the front teeth. The brush will show different lights orange or blue depending on which mode you pick.
So like all electric toothbrushes you will need to buy replacement brush heads, it already comes with 1 Super Fine Bristle Head and 1 Triple Cleaning brush head. So this enables you to pick which one is best for you. In addition to this there is also a point swing brush available but this needs to be purchased as an optional accessory and I havent looked into how much this costs.
The brush also has 30 Second Timer for Optimised Cleaning so that the timer goes off after you have cleaned each part of your mouth and so you do it for an equal amount of time. The brush also has a three minute shut off feature so the total aggregated time that yu bursh never goes over 3 mins, which is the length of time the dentists say you should spend cleaning your teeth. It will also ensure that you would not leave the brush on after you have used it , but to be honest I dont know how you could do this anyway.
All in all there are plenty of good features with this brush and for the price you do get some good value for money, but as Omron are not a massively common make, you have to watch it and make sure that you can get replacements easily.
Summary: A worthy replacement for Braun or Oral B
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