The 3 BIG Questions about the Trizone 2000
For those of you that are in a rush, we'll start this review by answering the 3 burning questions that you're likely asking about the Trizone 2000. For those of you that want more detail, you can read the full Oral B Trizone 2000 review further down the page, or watch our video review.
To provide the best possible insight, we review a wide range of brushes and frequently update our recommendations.
1. Is there anything drastically wrong with this toothbrush?
No, it’s a good brush which we have given a rating of 4/5.
We look at the pros and cons further down the page, but one of the main drawbacks is the battery life, but the benefit is the weight and size.
The type of brush head replicates that of a manual brush, but the oscillating-rotating option found on the Pro 2000 is argued to be better in the clean it gives.
2. Which other brushes should I consider?
The Pro 2000 would be the best alternative. The difference is the style of brush head and the brush colour.
The Pro 650 is a little less feature rich but the positive is that it is cheaper. .
We prefer the smaller Pro series brush head and the options they bring, but the sweeping action of the TriZone brush is still better than a manual alternative, offering up to 100% more plaque removal.
We have put together a series of lists which look at budgets and user needs which could help you in making a decision. Take a look at these lists in our best electric toothbrush roundup.
3. Where’s the best place to buy the Trizone 2000?
Typically we tend to recommend Amazon because it is very competitive on price and has special offers running. It also offers free delivery. However, it’s always worth checking out other retailers as well.
Here are the links to the three brushes we’ve mentioned above – check the prices of all three and then make your decision.
And now for a bit more detail...
Slightly more feature rich than the most basic electric toothbrushes the TriZone 2000 is a great toothbrush for you if this is your first venture into electric models.
It is not the cheapest brush on the market today, but it is well within the affordable category when you take into account the cost against the lifespan and benefits it brings you.
Below is our detailed video review of the Trizone 2000. The video is about 5 minutes long, so if you're pushed for time you may like to check out our pros and cons video further down the page which gives a quick overview of the brush in under a minute.
Where's the best place to buy the Trizone 2000?
As mentioned above we always recommend checking out Amazon when it comes to buying an electric toothbrush because it often has great discounts on offer.
However, we do like to offer alternative choices and for this brush we recommend checking out the three retailers below.
Please note that we are unable to quote prices directly, but we do try to reflect the best choices that were available at the time of writing. We recommend using the links below to check the prices of each retailer when you do come to buy. We do receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking one of our links, but this does not influence the opinion of our review and we always try to be as honest and consumer-oriented as possible when writing a review.
Reputable and good customer service.
- Loyalty Points
- Telephone Support
- Easy to return
- No International Delivery
Fast, worldwide delivery.
- Free Next Day Delivery
- Easy to return
- International Delivery
- No Telephone support
Possibility to find a bargain.
- Delivery price varies
- Auction bidding
- International Delivery
- No telephone support
Oral-B TriZone 2000 Key Features
- Oral-B 3D movement cleaning system (pulsates and sweeps)
- Removes 100% more plaque than a manual brush
- Rechargeable battery
- Visible pressure sensor
- Clean timer
- 2 cleaning modes, daily and gum care
Pros and Cons
- 2 cleaning modes - Daily clean is generally the ‘go to’ mode unless you require the added benefits that the gum care mode offers.
- A slim profile - The TriZone 2000 is an easy to use brush that fits comfortably in the hand irrespective of your age and movement in your fingers.
- Well designed contours and rubber grip stop the brush from slipping when wet.
- Pressure Sensor - On the upper rear of the brush handle, it illuminates when too much pressure is applied and acts a visual indicator to the error in your technique.
- Timed Clean - An audible warning when to change quadrant and when the 2 minute cycle is complete.
- Battery Status - No indication of how much power is in the brush, unless the battery is near to being depleted.
- No Travel Case - If you travel regularly the TriZone does not come with a case in the box.
- Usage Time - You can get 7 days or 28 minutes of usage out of the brush which is less than some others, but not bad considering the slim profile.
- Timer - There is no physical timer or illumination to tell you to change quadrant or that the clean is complete
What's in the Box?
- Braun Oral-B TriZone 2000 rechargeable toothbrush
- Charging station
- 1 x TriZone brush head
Not quite as long as a review, we have a quick look at the box contents of the Trizone 2000.
Design, Usability, Clean & General Use
The handle of the 2000 is slim and comfortable in the hand. Dominating the design is the mint green rubber handle that is fitted to the firm white plastic body.
Whether green is your colour or not there is no denying that the rubber makes the brush easier to hold even when wet and takes away the rough plastic feel that some brushes have.
The rear of the brush has a series of ridges molded into the plastic body which assists in making the brush grippy.
I like the fact that the TriZone 2000 is ideal for almost anyone and even those with limited finger and hand movement should find this pleasurable to use.
A strong white accent amongst the green draws the eye to the raised power button which although requires a fairly firm push, gives a good response to know it has been pressed (of course you will too hear the brush head whirring).
A redy orange panel on the back of the brush may look a little like a rear brake light on a car and in essence does a similar job. Behind this panel is an LED that illuminates to notify you when you are brushing too hard.
To be brushing too hard, you do have to apply a fair amount of pressure to the teeth, but this gives you the visual indication you need to reduce the pressure and carry on when the light is out.
If you are a little heavy handed the brush will automatically adjust the speed and power to avoid doing too much damage.
The brush handle measures 2.5cm wide and 3cm thick and is no more than 130g in weight.
Unlike the Pro 2000 (see our review here) the TriZone 2000 has a different style of brush head. Oral-B are well known for their oscillating rotating heads, but the TriZone is not one of these.
It uses a more traditional sweeping technique to brush plaque and grime off the teeth.
There are still 3 functional parts to the brush head though.
- Dynamic Angled Power Tip
- Pulsating-Stationary Bristles
- Pulsating Sweeping Bristles
When the power from the brush motor hits the brush head you get the following motion.
Capable of clearing up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush, an electric brush like this can be considered a worthwhile addition to help your oral health.
When you are ready to begin cleaning your teeth, a single press on the power button will launch the daily clean mode. As is recommended, this lasts for two minutes and at 30 second intervals, you will hear the sound from the brush change ever so slightly to indicate to change quadrant.
At the end of the 2 minutes, the brush remains on so that you may continue brushing if you want. It does not turn off automatically like the Philips Sonicare HX6731/02 (see our review here) does.
I do believe this timer is a highly underrated feature. Dentists globally advise cleaning your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day, but when cleaning your teeth how many people time it. This built in timer makes it simple. There is no excuse that you did not have a clock to hand.
More premium rechargeable brushes do offer a visual clue through the pressure sensor that you need to change quadrant or the cycle is over. This is not a must have, but it can be handy.
To stop the motion of the brush head, you need to press the power button twice. One press will launch you into gum care mode otherwise.
This gum cleaning option is accessible had the power button been pressed twice on first startup.
Unlike the daily cleaning mode the gum care option will not be for everyone but is designed to stimulate and massage gums. This is ideal if you are new to electric toothbrushes and find the experience a little painful to start with or if you have or are recovering from health issues relating to your gums.
No matter what cycle or for how long you have been brushing, the pressure sensor will illuminate red if brushing too hard.
Being in your mouth and near water, the TriZone 2000 will get wet.
Designed to survive exposure to water, toothpaste and more the brush does come with a 24 month warranty but you can easily extend this to 3 if you register the brush online.
To keep the brush in good working order, do give it a good clean now and again with warm water with a mild soap and scrub off any grime.
Summary of Design, Usability, Clean & General Use
- Slim and comfortable to hold at just 130g
- Green rubber grip on the front and hard, plastic ridges on the rear
- Accented white power button that requires a firm push but gives good feedback
- Press power button once for daily clean mode, again for gum care mode and once more to power off
- Pressure sensor on the rear of the brush that illuminates red when too much pressure is applied
- 2 cleaning modes – daily clean and gum care mode
- 1 brush head included – TriZone sweeping brush head
- Different brush heads available
- Built in quad pacer and 2 minute timer tells you when to change quadrant and finish brushing
Depending on how many use the brush, the TriZone will last for up to 7 days, or 14 cleans of 2 minutes each. If you do share a toothbrush, do change the heads, you should not use the same one!
When power is low the battery status icon will flash and you will likely feel the decrease in brush power.
This is the drawback of the slim profile, it means a smaller battery.
Included is a charging station. Just connect this to the 2 pin socket in the bathroom. If you do not have one, purchase an adapter and you can use with conventional 3 pin mains in the UK.
If battery life is an issue the brush can be left constantly charging, technology in it will stop it from taking more power than it needs.
However, to prolong the life of the battery, it is good to run the battery down regularly and at least once every 6 months, deplete it completely.
Charging is slower than most other electrical appliances, but if you leave it in the charging station all the time you will not need to worry.
Summary of Battery Life
- 28 minutes of usage time or 7 days usage based on 2 cleans a day
- Can be left on the charger
- A charger included in the box (comes with a 2 pin shaver socket connector)
- Prolong battery by discharging fully every 6 months
- Battery status icon flashes red when power is low
The TriZone has a recommended retail price of £69.99. Do not pay this!
Generally speaking you should be able to pick this up online from £30 to £45, depending on the retailer and time of year. As mentioned above we recommend Amazon as your first port of call but we also list a couple of other retailers to check.
Here at Electric Teeth we like to work out the cost of ownership over the potential 3 year warranty period.
This brush requires replacement brush heads for each user every 3 months. Replacement heads can be purchased in packs of 4 and are priced on average between £11 and £14
Using the average cost (based on one user), the TriZone 2000 will cost just 6p per day to own. This does exclude the cost of water, toothpaste and electric to charge it, but you get a rough idea.
There is a good chance the brush will last longer, which means you will obtain even better value from it.
Based on a 3 years of ownership, which is the length of the warranty with this product if you register the brush online with Braun, then the cost will come to approx £76 or just 7p per day. That is not bad value to keep your teeth healthy and clean.
Please note that all costs quoted are approximates and prices will vary based on location, supplier, time of purchase. These figures should not be relied on as hard fact but as a guide, based on real information at the time of writing.
Summary of Price
- RRP is £69.99
- Generally available for around £30-45
- Replacement brush heads are about £11-14 for a pack of 4
- Works out at around 6p per day over 3 years
- Share brush handle with another user to extend value
Reliability & Long Term Use
Grime always builds up to a point on any brush but a regular rinse and wipe down will ensure the life of the brush is prolonged.
The 3 years warranty, providing you register online gives peace of mind that for quite some time should something go wrong it will be covered.
Oral-B make millions of brushes and have been doing for years, The design, material and life of these have been tested.
The green of the Trizone 2000 is not my preferred colour but this brush is complete and a great value option suiting new and existing electric toothbrush users nicely.
You are not paying over the odds to gain the benefits that this offers over the real entry level models.
With a slim profile, simple to use cleaning modes and a built in timer and pressure sensor it has what you need.
The inclusion of a travel case would have been nice, but not a deal breaker.
Electric Teeth Rating
Height (without head) – 19.5cm
Height (with head) – 23cm
Width – 2.5cm
Thickness – 3cm
Weight (without head) – 130g
Weight (with head) – 124g
All are approximates
Do you own or have you used the Oral-B TriZone 2000?
Are there certain features that you really like or dislike?
Let us know what you think about this brush and let others who may well be considering purchasing one know your opinions before they do.
Oral-B TriZone 2000 Electric Toothbrush User Guide/Manual
Oral-B TriZone 2000 Brush Heads
With the TriZone 2000 you get 1 brush head included which is usually the TriZone head.
You can then change the brush head to one of many on offer from Oral-B. There are 6 main brush head options that are compatible with the TriZone 2000, these are:
Each brush head is designed differently and engineered to achieve different results that work with some electric toothbrush handles more effectively than others.
You can find out more information along with a comparison of each brush heads in our post comparing Oral-B replacement heads.
Frequently Asked Question & Answers
- Is the TriZone 2000 an oscillating brush?
- No, it is a pulsating, sweeping brush head.
- What is daily clean mode?
- This is the comprehensive everyday cleaning mode that works with the provided TriZone brush head. It sweeps away debris and plaque removing up to 100% more plaque than a manual brush.
- What is gum care mode?
- Using a lower speed and power output through the brush head in conjunction with the provided TriZone to clean the teeth and massage gums, stimulating blood flow and assisting in reducing sensitivity in the gums when brushing.
- Does it have any other cleaning modes?
- No, the TriZone 2000 has 2 cleaning modes. For more consider the TriZone 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 or 6500 or the equivalent Pro series.
- What brush head does it come with and what alternative ones can be used?
- With the TriZone 2000 you get 1 brush heads included which is usually the TriZone head. You can change the head with any others on offer from Oral-B. There are many that work with the brush handle. There are 6 main brush head options that include Cross Action, Floss Action, 3D White, Sensitive, Precision Clean and TriZone.
- Does the TriZone 2000 have a pressure sensor?
- Yes, it does.
- Does the TriZone 2000 have Bluetooth?
- No, it does have Bluetooth connectivity.
- Does the TriZone 2000 have sound connectivity?
- Yes, it does although it is not advertised with it.
- Does the TriZone 2000 come with a warranty & how long is it?
- If purchased new from an approved retailer the TriZone 2000 will come with a 2 year warranty which can be extended by a further year to 3 in total if you register the brush online on Oral-B’s website.
- Does the TriZone 2000 have a built in timer?
- Yes. Often referred to as the quadpacer; subject to the cleaning mode the brush will provide an audible warning through a slight pause in the brushing mode to tell you to change quadrants. There are 4 quadrants to the mouth, and brushing is normally for 2 minutes. The timer will active at 30 second intervals, with a different sound at the end of the 2 minutes.
- How long does the battery last?
- The battery lasts up to 28 minutes, which if used on the standard daily clean mode is 7 days based on 2 cleans per day.
- Does it come with a smart wireless guide?
- No, the TriZone 2000 does not have a wireless smart guide included.
- Does it come with a charger?
- Yes, a charging station is included with the TriZone 2000.
- The charger is 2 pin, how can I use it?
- The charger is a 2 pin/prong charger designed to be used on voltages of 220-240 volts. It is a 2 pin charger suitable for connecting to shaver sockets found in many bathrooms in the UK & Europe. If you do not have a shaver socket, you can purchase an adapter that will allow the charger to be connected to a standard 3 pin UK mains socket.
- Can this be fixed to a wall?
- The TriZone 2000 charging station or brush head holder has not been designed to be fixed to a wall.
- Can I use the TriZone 2000 in the shower?
- Yes. The TriZone 2000 is waterproof so if you choose you can use it in the shower
- Does it come with a travel case?
- No, a travel case is not included in the box.