The Real Squeaky Teeth Maker
With its completely different brush head and technique to all the other Braun designs, what is it that makes this brush special? We wanted to see what all the buzz was about and got ourselves a Trizone 4000 to test. Here’s what we thought.
What’s Different With The Trizone?
It’s All About The Head Baby – In terms of performance and design, the Trizone is exactly like any other Oral-B. You get the same range of cleaning modes, the same 3D cleaning action, the same battery life and timers, and the same professional dentist recommendation. Where it differs however, is in the brush head.
The Trizone has ditched the circular brush head of the usual Oral-B design, for a head that is shaped like a traditional manual brush. It feels like a manual brush on your teeth with one difference, lots of power. The bristles come in three forms; there is the tip bristles designed to reach the back teeth, short stationary bristles for surface cleaning and long sweeping bristles for reaching deep.
I love the addition of the tip bristles and the shape of this brush head. It allows you to reach much easier to the back teeth than with the circular brush heads and it feels natural, particularly if you are used to manual brushing.
What You Can Expect From The Trizone 4000
The Handle – Well designed handle, quite light but with a very comfortable grip. Easy to manoeuvre and manage pressure when brushing.
The Different Cleaning Modes on The Trizone 4000
There are 3 cleaning modes; Daily Clean, Gum Care and Sensitive. Each use the same Trizone brush head, but operate on different speads; Daily Clean at the full 40000 sweeps and 8000 pulses per minute, Sensitive operates at a reduced speed for a gentler clean and Gum Care is designed to massage and stimulate the gums. This is fewer modes than you get with the Pro 4000, which is also a little cheaper. The Trizone brush head in my opinion is better than the Cross Action head you get with the Pro range but the heads are cross compatible.
The Lovely Extras!
The Trizone 4000 comes with a brush head tray attached to the charging station, a 2 year warranty (with the chance to extend to 3 years), a visual pressure sensor that alerts you when you are brushing too hard, and the standard 30 second quad timers with 2 minute cycle timer.
How Does The Trizone 4000 Compare In The Range?
The Trizone 4000 is a tale of two storeys really. On one hand it comes with two more brush heads and two more cleaning mode (sensitive and gum care) than the 2000 series, with a price difference of as little as £15 if you’re lucky.
So there is not really much difference between these two really and the low difference in price reflects this. On the other hand, there is a big difference between what you get with the 4000 and the 6000 series. The 6000 series comes with 5 cleaning modes, 4 brush heads, Bluetooth, a smart guide and a travel case. However, for all the luxuries of the 6000 series you can expect to pay twice the price of the Trizone 4000.
How’s The Battery on The OralB Trizone 4000?
You can expect the battery to take a full 22 hours to charge, and from this you well get around 7 days of brushing – twice daily of course. Against other brands this is quite low, but in terms of Oral-B this is what you can expect from any model. Oral-B are not known for their exceptional battery life however, Panasonic and Philips outperform on battery every time. What Oral-B toothbrushes are known for though is their exceptional performance. They are the only brand that have been tried, tested and independently verified to remove 100% more plaque than a manual brush and 10% more than any other electric brush.
The Bottom Line
The Trizone is an excellent brush. The design of the brush head reminds you of a manual brush but the performance is miles ahead – you will never get a clean as good as this from a manual brush. It is a bit lighter than other 4000 series ranges, such as the Pro 4000 (comes with more modes) which prices in at about the same.
There are also only a few benefits of the 4000 over the 2000 at a relatively similar price. If you have sensitive teeth and would benefit from this cleaning mode, then the 4000 may well be for you. However, if you are unlikely to benefit from this mode you may wish to stick to the 2000 series for exactly the same performance, only with fewer settings and replacement heads.