The Oral-B Genius 9000 is Oral-B’s most exclusive, flagship electric toothbrush. It is a fantastic electric toothbrush, that we personally use on a daily basis and therefore we can give you an in-depth review of why we think this electric toothbrush is awesome.
The Oral-B Genius 9000 is a fantastic electric toothbrush that provides you with all the tools you need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. It does have a high price tag however, this is more than offset by the technology and usability of the brush.
The styling of the electric toothbrush is close to perfect and is a great balance between ergonomics and design. The Oral-B Genius 9000 is chunkier and more solid in construction than other cheaper Oral-B models. It features a rubberised back of the electric toothbrush handle which is soft to touch and extremely grippy when wet. This is useful as the Oral-B Genius 9000 can be used in the shower because it is waterproof
The front of the electric toothbrush handle has two buttons an on/off switch which gives good feedback when pressed and a downward arrow which changes between the cleaning modes. There are 6 cleaning modes in this model which are extremely easy to change between. The Oral-B Genius 9000 also remembers the last cleaning mode you put it on, so you do not have to constantly flick between them every time you turn on the brush.
The front of the electric toothbrush lights up when turned on, which makes it easy to see what cleaning mode you are on. There is a handy battery indicator which accurately depicts if the battery is low. There is also an icon letting you know if the Bluetooth is switched on or off.
At the top of the brush is a thin metal rod that is used to connect the Oral-B Genius 9000 electric toothbrush handle to the brush head. The Oral-B Genius 9000 is compatible with almost all of the Oral-B Brush heads.
2 Minutes Timer & Quadpacer
The Oral-B Genius 9000 features a 2 minutes timer with inbuilt Quadpacer. This is an essential feature for any good electric toothbrush. The Quadpacer is an on handle timer that “buzzes” every 30 seconds to indicate when you are supposed to change areas of your mouth. In daily clean mode, it also “double buzzes” when you have reached 2 minutes of brushing.
Having a two-minute timer built into your toothbrush is extremely important. On average people only brush for 45 seconds, which has a seriously detrimental effect on your oral hygiene. If you only brush for 45 seconds then it will leave a layer of dental plaque on your teeth, which will ultimately lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
The Quadpacer means you will brush your teeth more evenly. Most people have a favoured side when brushing. This means that one side of your mouth gets brushed well whilst the other side doesn’t. A Quadpacer will remind you to regularly change areas leading to a more consistent clean.
Bluetooth connection and Position Detection
As with most high-end Oral-B electric toothbrushes, the Oral-B Genius 9000 comes with Bluetooth connectivity which links to the new and improved Oral-B App. The Oral-B App is available on both Android and Apple. It is so easy to set up and literally takes 30 seconds.
Having the Oral-B app on your smartphone provides a great aid to brushing and has:
- A visible 2-minute timer allowing you to see exactly how long you have been brushing for
- A pressure sensor monitor showing you how long you pressed too hard for
- Guidance from a dental professional allowing you to create customized brushing routines with your dentist
- Brushing activity and achievements that motivates you to keep up your brushing habits
- National Geographic images that gives you something to look at when you are brushing your teeth
Smart Phone Holder
The Oral-B Genius 9000 comes with a smartphone holder that allows you to stick your smartphone to a mirror.
With the Oral-B genius electric toothbrushes, they also come with position detection. Position detection is where the electric toothbrush can tell which areas you have cleaned and which you have missed. Areas which are frequently missed when brushing can lead to plaque accumulation and gum disease.
Visible Pressure Sensor with 360-degree smart ring
If you press too firmly with an electric toothbrush it can cause a type of footwear called toothbrush abrasion. This over time can lead to gingival recession and sensitive teeth.
To prevent this from happening, Oral-B has installed a visible pressure sensor on the back of the electric toothbrush handle. To make this pressure sensor even fancier, Oral-B has made it completely personalisable with a 360 degree smart ring. This allows you to chose the colour that the ring changes when you turn the electric toothbrush on.
To change the colour of the 360 degree smart ring it is really simple. After connecting the brush via Bluetooth to the Oral-B app, go to settings and click on toothbrush handle. Under visual, you will have a choice of 12 colours, click on your preferred one and voila it is set up. The whole process literally takes 20 seconds to do.
The Oral-B Genius 9000 comes with an extended battery life which has often been the downfall of the Oral-B range. This electric toothbrush comes with a 2 week battery life when used twice a day for 2 minutes. This is extremely convenient as it means less downtime.
The lithium-ion battery that the Oral-B genius 9000 uses also charges extremely quickly taking around 5-6 hours from flat. This means you can leave it to charge overnight and it will be ready to work for another 2 weeks in the morning.
The battery indicator light on this model is much improved compared to the cheaper Oral-B pro electric toothbrushes. The Oral-B Genius battery indicator light lets you know well in advance before it needs charging and is very accurate.
The charging station featured on this electric toothbrush is similar to the ones featured on the older Oral-Bs. It can hold up to four separate brush heads which is extremely useful for multiple users.
Smart Travel Case
The Oral-B Genius 9000 comes with a beautiful, soft touch, premium travel case. It provides good protection to the electric toothbrush handle on your travels and also serves as a charger for your electric toothbrush handle and has a USB port to charge your smartphone. This feature is unique to the Oral-B Genius 9000.
The travel case also houses two brush heads for you to use on the handle and comes in two colours either white or black. The only model to come with the black travel case is the new midnight black edition Oral-B Genius 9000.
The travel case can also hold your smartphone so that you can use your position detection and Bluetooth connectivity when you are on your travels. This means that you do not need to take your smartphone holder with you.
What’s In The Box?
The Oral-B Genius 9000 box is pretty cool. It has a magnetic flap that lets you see the electric toothbrush handle through the front of it.
Inside the box the contents is well packaged and safely wrapped up. The Oral-B Genius box contains:
- Oral-B Genius 9000 electric toothbrush handle
- Smart Travel Case with USB charging capability
- 4 x Oral-B Brush Heads
- Charging Station
- 2 Pin Charger
- Smart Phone Holder
- Brush head Storage