When it comes to water flossers, Waterpik takes the cake.
Or washes it away….
Terrible dad jokes aside, Waterpik Aquarius and Waterpik Ultra are arguably the best flossers on the market.
They both have great reviews, specification and features.
By the end of this comparison you are going to know which Waterpik Flosser is the best for your needs.
We are going to go into what features and stats are important and the ones you should care about.
If you havn’t already, check out our overall best water flossers on the market to compare cordless and stand alone models.
1. Waterpik Aquarius WP-660
2. Waterpik Ultra WP-100
Older, outdated design, nosier but has good tip storage
Waterpik Aquarius WP-660 vs Ultra WP-100: Key Differences
Main difference: When comparing the Aquarius and the Ultra the main difference is the design. The Ultra has an outdated, large design that takes up a lot of space on your bathroom table.
With better on/off functions and smaller compact features, the Aquarius looks better is quieter and has a modern LED function indicator.
Why Waterpik Aquarius WP-660 Is Better:
- Handle design and function is easier with a sliding on/off switch.
- Smaller more compact design.
- Has massage mode (ooooohhh yea you got to try this)
- Way more color options and modern design features. Pair it better with the decor in your bathroom.
- Has 7 cleaning tips compared to the 6 of the Ultra
- Has a timer/pacer built in. Brilliant for making sure you hit your cleaning goals.
What we don’t like:
- Timer does not automaticaly turn itself off. Just a reminder.
- Not much storage space for your tips.
How the Waterpik Ultra WP-100 Shines:
- Has more storage areas for tips. 4 instead of the Aquarius 2.
- Ultra is cheaper. $59.99 compared to $79.99.
What we don’t like:
- Old, outdated design
- Waterpik unlikely to continue this model in the future.
- Bulky and noisy design
- Click button to turn on/off has been known to malfunction.
As one of the most advanced water flossers on the market the Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser WP-660 certainly lives up to its expectations.
The water reservoir capacity will last you up to 90 seconds, which is easily controlled by the on/off handle switch. There is also an easy to understand LED information panel and covered tip storage unit for the seven tips you get with this device.
One of its cool key features is the new pulse-modulation technology. You get maximum plaque removal with the floss mode and enhanced gum stimulation. As well as improved circulation with the hydro-pulse massage mode by using the one-minute timer with a 30-second pacer.
Additionally, you have up to 10 pressure settings, which is great for the whole family.
For the technical details, the cord is 53 inches and the voltage is compatible with 120VAC/60Hz (North America) outlets. It comes standard with a three-year warranty.
Waterpik Aquarius WP-660 Video
The Waterpik Ultra also features a water control option on the handle with a push button that allows you to easily switch it on or off. This one does have a pause button to change tips midway through your floss.
The covered reservoir capacity is also 90 seconds and includes a covered tip storage unit.
Unlike the Waterpik Aquarius, the Ultra doesn’t have an LED information panel, hydro-pulse massage mode or timer.
But it does come with six water flosser tips that are color-coded and include a Plaque Seeker tip, two traditional Jet tips, a Toothbrush tip, and a Pik Pocket tip.
It also has an advanced pressure control system with 10 settings, 360-degree tip rotation and is much quieter than other models out there.
The power cord length is 54 inches while the voltage is compatible with 120VAC/60Hz (North America) outlets. Black and White are the colors you can choose from while it also has a three-year warranty.
Waterpik Ultra WP-100 Video
Why Water Flossers Are Great For Oral Care
Oral hygiene is something no one should neglect as it can not only lead to dental problems, but it can also have a negative impact on your overall health.
The good news is you can take better care of your teeth yourself with the various products out there. If you want to reduce plaque, gingivitis and gum disease then water flossers are pretty much the standard items on the market these days.
If you have braces, implants, crowns, bridges or veneers, then again there is no going wrong with a decent water flosser.
Water flossers use a pulsating jet of water that pressure sprays between your teeth and below the gum line to remove plaque and food debris.
There is no longer a reason to use traditional string floss when you have the safer option of using a water flosser. Here’s our top 2 countertop water flossers reviewed.
FAQs Waterpik Ultra Plus vs Aquarius
Which is better Waterpik Aquarius vs Ultra?
There are small differences between the two but in our tests the Waterpik Aquarius is better than the Ultra. The Aquarius is smaller, has more features, has more tips and is quieter.
What is the difference between Waterpik Ultra and Platinum?
The only differnece between the Waterpik Ultra and Platinum os the color. Ultra is blue while the Platinum is grey. The Waterpik Platimum also has two more tips.
Where are Waterpik products made?
USA. Water Pik, Inc. is an American company based in Fort Collins, Colorado, that produces various personal and oral health care products including the lines of oral irrigators, electric water closets, cistern devices and pulsating shower heads. (1)
Do Dentists recommend Waterpik?
Clinical studies show that the Water Flosser is up to: 51% more effective than dental floss for reducing gingivitis. … 29% more effective as dental floss at removing plaque.(1)
Waterpik Aquarius vs Waterpik Ultra Summary
The Waterpik Aquarius is the latest product on the market with its key feature the hydro-pulse massage mode. This has a one-minute timer and 30-second pacer and improves blood flow by massaging the gums.
But you also can’t go wrong with the Ultra as it does the flossing job that you are not always keen on doing yourself, especially if you are looking to try out a water flosser for the first time. It is quick and effective and will improve not only your dental hygiene, but overall health.
Overall, both these units are very good water flossers. However, when it comes to answering the question of Waterpik Aquarius vs Waterpik Ultra, we have to go with the Aquarius.