Paradise Dental Technologies has introduced a flosser that can help reduce the time and hassle of flossing for patients with braces, according to the company.
The patent-pending Platypus orthodontic flosser comes with a preloaded nylon floss. It has a flat tine that can slide underneath the wire, eliminating the need for a threader.
"Traditionally, patients with braces have had to thread floss under the wire for every tooth," stated a company press release. "This often takes up to 15 minutes. Now with the Platypus, a patient can floss his or her mouth in one to two minutes. It can increase patient compliance up to 80%."