We have recently stopped recommending Fairywill as the budget choice in our best electric toothbrush post.
At present we do not recommend opting for Fairywill as a cheap alternative to products from better known brands.
This is due to direct reports we have received about the rate at which Fairywill products fail.
Further to this point, Fairywill products were removed from Amazon due to the company abusing the review system.
They were found to be offering free products in exchange for positive reviews, and offering replacements of broken products in exchange for positive reviews.
We have a news post here that covered this event when it first happened.
Fairywill products come with a 1 year warranty, which is less than the 2 years offered by leading brands such as Oral-B.
In our testing Fairywill products worked well for the period during which we tested them. However, we are unable to test all brushes for a long period of time, and the reports we have received suggest products have a good chance of failing within 6 to 12 months.
Should the situation around the reliability of Fairywill’s products change, we will reconsider this advice.
The Fairywill Pro 2056 does the job.
It has the essential features you need such as a timer and pacer.
It has a good battery life.
The clean is satisfactory but doesn’t feel as intense or thorough as similar brushes.
The UV sanitizer is not a must have. If this is important to you, then it does the job well. It is one of a limited range to come with such.
The travel case has a UV sanitizer built-in and allows you to charge the toothbrush whilst inside. This is a neat feature.
As is common with Fairywill products, you get decent value for money.
The design is a bit dated, but the brush is functional. This can be overlooked to some extent when you consider what you are getting for the price.
- Built-in timer and pacer encourages good habits
- Long battery life allows longer use between charges
- 5 cleaning modes to suit different needs
- UV sanitizer rids brush heads of bacteria
- Charging travel case with UV sanitizer
- Value for money
- The design of the handle looks and feels a bit dated and cheap
- The clean isn’t as intense as comparable products
- The cleaning mode button only works when the toothbrush is on
- UV is not essential
- UV cycle is only 10 minutes
- Brush head availability
Where to buy the Fairywill Pro 2056
As per our note at the top of this article, Fairywill products are no longer available on Amazon.
Fairywill is now selling products via its own online store.
You can get 15% off the 2056 here using the discount code ELECTRICTEETH (except when other offers are running).
Consider these other brushes
If I were buying a brush today, the Oral-B Smart 1500 would be my choice.
It’s affordable with the features you need. It is our number 1 choice for the best electric toothbrush.
Choose the Fairywill Pro if the UV sanitizer is very important to you. You will struggle to find a product that includes one at such a competitive price.
Or consider the Fairywill 507. With multiple cleaning modes, long battery life, and travel case it is a very cost effective option if you are on a budget.
Honestly, the Smart 1500 cleans your teeth just as well. All brushes require you to use the correct technique.
Our guide to taking care of your teeth shows you all of the important things you need to know, irrespective of the toothbrush you use.
Fairywill Pro in depth review
Fairywill is a Chinese company. They are fast making a name for themselves with their very affordable oral care products.
They are taking the challenge to the bigger brands by typically offering more for less.
Sold online only, you won’t find their products stocked in your local pharmacy or dental office.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Fairywill Pro 2056 brush handle
- 8 x Brush heads (3 x large, 2 x standard & 3 x small)
- 1 x UV Sanitizer/charging stand
- 1 x UV Sanitizer travel case
- 1 x USB to microUSB charging cable
- Sonic cleaning action
- Timer and pacer
- 5 cleaning modes
- UV sanitizer
- Charging travel case
Design, usability, clean & general use
The Pro 2056 comes in a large, but nicely presented box. It is much bigger than most toothbrush boxes because of all the accessories included.
The black cardboard box has a picture of the brush handle on the front. On the back is a list of the box contents and some regulatory information.
The front edge has a magnet inside and is hinged for opening. Labeled on this side are key features. Lift it up to reveal all the parts to the brush, neatly packaged inside.
The Fairywill Pro is available in just 1 color option, black. This is what you see in the images throughout this review.
The black is accented by gold in certain places to give an extra edge to the design and make it stand out.
Black and gold are a classic color combination. Whilst it works, I do think the overall design and finish of the handle looks a bit dated. This isn’t an expensive brush, so I must cut it some slack. But in comparison to alternative models from the same company, it just doesn’t look as appealing.
The handle is not a perfect cylinder. There is a squarish element to the overall handle shape to give flatter edges. The corners as sweeping curves though. It feels solid in hand.
The sides and back of the handle are free of any buttons. They are smooth to the touch with a matte finish to the plastic.
It is on the front of the handle where we find all the main controls.
There is a long rounded rectangle panel almost the length of the handle itself. This is a gloss black color with a gold edge to it.
All of the buttons and icons within this panel are labeled.
At the top is the round power button with a concave design. It is black in color with a gold ring around it. The words ‘on\off’ are printed in gold underneath.
Below this is a smaller round button, again with a concave design. This is the button you press to change between the different cleaning modes. This button has a gold ring around it like the power button.
Stacked below these buttons is an LED for each cleaning mode and the cleaning mode name. The available cleaning modes are:
And then at the bottom of the panel, is another LED with the word ‘Charge’ beneath it in gold lettering. This is the battery LED that illuminates red or green depending on the charge level in the battery.
Outside of this panel at the base of the handle is the Fairyiwll logo again in gold lettering.
The base of the brush handle is flat with a recess within it. Into this fits the prong on the charging stand. This bottom part of the handle is again gold in color.
In hand, the brush is solid enough and certainly functional. But the materials, to me at least, give the impression that this product is made to a price.
Sealed inside the handle is the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It is said to give 10 days of use on a full charge.
You also have the sonic motor inside that will provide up to 40,000 vibrations/strokes per minute.
As a sonic toothbrush, many will compare this to Philips Sonicare. Yes, technically the brush offers more movements, but it isn’t all about power. Technique and brushing time comes into play.
You are not going to get a better clean from this because it offers 9,000 more brush strokes per minute.
You might want to have a read of our Sonicare vs Fairywill article.
In fact, despite being more powerful, in my use, the clean felt weaker, less intense, and thorough than a Sonicare electric toothbrush.
The clean is perfectly satisfactory, but there appears to be a noticeable difference. Some users will be disappointed.
The full number of movements are only available on the clean mode. All other modes use 31,000 strokes per minute.
To change the modes you use the smaller cleaning mode button on the handle.
This button only functions when the brush is turned on. This is quite frustrating as it means you can’t select the mode you want prior to the brushing cycle beginning. You can press the button as many times as you like. It will cycle through the 5 available modes. As each mode is activated the LED above the mode name on the brush handle will be lit white.
The brush handle will remember the last mode used. So, unless you change modes really frequently this button setup shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
The mode button doesn’t provide lots of feedback, but it is not too resistive. The same can be said for the on/off button.
With any of the 5 cleaning modes, the brushing cycle lasts for 2 minutes. The Pro will automatically turn itself off at the end of the cycle. This is a clear signal that you have brushed for the recommended amount of time. If the brush hasn’t turned itself off, you haven’t brushed for long enough.
To further help you with this there is a pacer built-in.
It is all very well brushing for 2 minutes, but it is no good if you spend 2 minutes brushing just the front teeth.
For many, the biggest improvements in oral care come from adjusting:
- The amount of time spent brushing
- How often you brush
- The brushing technique used
What you want to do, ideally, is to brush all the teeth evenly. This includes the front, back, and biting surfaces of the teeth.
To do this, you need to spend 30 seconds on each quadrant of the mouth. The 4 quadrants are the upper right, upper left, lower right, and lower left.
The pacer activates at 30 second intervals. A pause in the brush motor causes a change in the sound of the brush and the sensation. This is the brush giving you a nudge to move from one quadrant to another. Over a 2 minute brushing session, this will happen 3 times and at the end of the 2 minutes the brush will turn off.
The timer and pacer is an essential feature of any electric toothbrush.
One potential negative of this brush is the lack of a pressure sensor. Now, in truth, this is by no means a deal breaker, but something to be aware of.
A pressure sensor will alert you if you are using too much force as you brush. The way it will alert you varies. Normally it is a light or a vibration pattern in the handle.
Just remember that the bristles really need to only skim the teeth. You do not need to apply lots of pressure to brush better.
Included in the box are an impressive 8 brush heads. This is enough to keep 1 user going for 2 years if you replace them at the recommended interval of 3 months.
Slightly odd is the fact that not all 8 heads are the same.
3 are a large size with a W shape.
2 are ‘standard size’ with a circular arched brush head. According to Fairywill, this is for more effective cleaning. Oddly though the standard size are actually larger than the ‘large’ W shaped heads.
3 are a small size that are rubberized to protect the teeth and tongue
There isn’t really a need for these different heads, it complicates things.
W profile bristles are pretty common and provided with lots of electric toothbrushes.
Small/compact brush heads are rarer but something many welcome. They are useful for those with small mouths or children. The rubberized coating does make it soft on the mouth surfaces. Premium Sonicare heads have such a coating.
The standard size head performs well enough. I don’t know what data (if any) exists to say these offer a more effective cleaning than the other heads offered. I suspect this claim is based on the longer bristles that exist at 4 points on the head.
In all reality, it is best to choose one style of head and stick with it. Don’t worry too much about the style.
Complicating thins further. The small and standard size heads can be purchased in a pack of 4, with 2 of each style included. There is no option to buy packs of either style on their own.
I can’t seem to buy just the large W profiled heads, at the time or review at least.
Included in the box are 2 extra accessories. You get a travel case and a UV sanitizing unit. How useful each of these are to you will depend on your point of view.
The travel case, in my opinion, is the most useful. This is because it will hold the brush handle and up to 2 brush heads. You can travel with the brush knowing the handle and heads are protected.
The case is of a basic, but functional quality. The lid is a smoked black plastic so you can see into it. It is hinged on one side to give that book style opening.
There are 2 parts to this case that make it really stand out. The first is the ability to charge the toothbrush inside the case. This is a feature typically only seen on the most premium of electric toothbrushes. For example the Oral-B iO and Sonicare 9900 Prestige. Having such available in a cost effective model is great.
It has a microUSB connector on the end of the case. You can use the provided USB to microUSB cable to deliver power to the toothbrush. Or you could use your own microUSB cable if you have one.
It is not that future proofed, in that a USB-C connector would be better. But I am not going to complain considering the price.
There is a UV sanitizer built into the case too. This means you can sanitize the brush heads in the travel case. It is brilliant that you can still benefit from this feature when traveling.
To work, you need the power cable connected. A 10 minute cycle will run when a head is in the case and the case closed.
In addition, the case has vents built-in to keep air circulating, allowing a damp toothbrush or head to dry.
The countertop UV sanitizer/charging stand is fairly bulky. It will take up more space on a countertop than a regular toothbrush charging stand.
To be fair it is comparably sized to other countertop sanitizers I have used.
Hardwired into it, is a 2 pin US power adapter. This requires mains power to function.
Although it has a 2 pin adapter it does support 100-240v. It can be used internationally without the need for a voltage adapter.
Hinged on the left side is the door. Open this to reveal 3 small mounting points for the brush heads. Most sanitizers only hold 2 heads at any one time.
When mounted the heads are angled to face the bulb in the middle of the unit.
The sanitizing cycle will only run once the door is closed. Providing the unit is powered, it will begin automatically. It runs for 10 minutes in total. It will run once only. It will not automatically run again unless the door is opened and closed again.
I conducted research when crating the best toothbrush sanitizer article. Studies suggest an effective sanitization process requires the UV light to be on for 20 minutes. The 10 minute cycle is better than nothing though.
Sanitizing can kill 99.9% of germs. Just be aware this is slightly different from sterilizing which kills all bacteria.
Studies have shown how bacteria can exist and multiply on a toothbrush as well as be reduced by the use of some simple sanitizing processes.
The American Dental Association does however suggest that a sanitizer is not necessary.
Providing you give your brush head a good rinse after use and allow it to dry you should have little issue with bacteria.
By no means a deal breaker, but I am not sure how easy it would be to source a replacement bulb for the sanitizer if ever it was required.
You do only get a 1 year warranty with this toothbrush. It would be nice if they did at least offer a 2 year warranty. That said, if you are prepared to register as part of their VIP program, you can extend it by 6 months.
To be fair to Fairywill this is a pretty solid toothbrush for the price. It definitely does what it needs to do.
The design feels a bit dated, the materials a bit cheap. You are paying a premium for accessories that are not essential.
If you want a charging travel case or a UV sanitizer then to be fair this is one of the best options that exist.
Summary of design, usability, clean & general use
- 1 color option – black and gold
- Looks a bit dated
- Materials feel a bit cheap – lots of gloss plastic
- 5 cleaning modes
- The cleaning modes can only be changed when the toothbrush is switched on
- Brush offers up to 40,000 strokes per minute
- Actual cleaning performance doesn’t feel as thorough or intense as likes of Sonicare toothbrush
- 8 brush heads included with 3 styles
- Not the easiest to source replacement heads
- Travel case with sanitizer and USB charging is great
- UV sanitizer come charging stand is a nice addition
- Paying a premium for these accessories – they are not essential
- 1 year warranty
Fairywll suggests the built-in rechargeable battery will offer up to 10 days use on a full charge. This is based on 2 brushing sessions per day, each 2 minutes in length.
By Fairywill standards this is low. Most last for around a month or more on a single charge.
It came as no surprise that during my hands-on testing it lasted around 60 brushing sessions. This is equivalent to 30 days. That is 3 times as long as they claim.
Everyone has different opinions on the importance of battery life. I generally want a toothbrush to have at least 2 weeks of usable life on a single charge. This is because I want to be able to take it on vacation for example without needing to take the charging stand.
The main charging stand for the Pro 2056 is built into the UV sanitizer. It is bulky as a result. It is not something you would really want to take with you if you were traveling.
This is where the convenient travel case comes in.
Usually reserved for top of the line brushes, the 2056 comes with a charging travel case. This allows you to recharge the toothbrush whilst inside.
Connect the provided USB to microUSB cable to a power outlet and then to the case. The battery in the handle will recharge the toothbrush while it sits inside the case. At the same time, a UV cleaning cycle can be run to sanitize the brush head.
When charging in the case you can see the charging LED on the handle, through the smoked lid. It is therefore clear that there is power and the charging cycle has begun.
The USB cable is detachable and there is no place to actually store the cable in the case.
Whether you use the travel case or the UV sanitizer as the main method for charging it is up to you. It is nice to have the option.
Just sit the brush in the allotted slot on the UV sanitizer. A protuberance on the stand fits into a recess on the base of the brush handle.
The UV sanitizer requires mains power to work. Although it has a 2 pin US plug hardwired into it, there is support for 100-240v. This means should you travel you would need only a plug adapter (if appropriate) and not a voltage adapter.
The toothbrush takes up to 24 hours to charge fully on the stand. Although if you need to use if before it has charged completely you can do so.
The LED indicator on the front of the brush handle will flash red during charging. Once complete and fully charged it will turn green.
In use, the charge light will remain green whilst the power levels remain high in the handle. If the battery is becoming depleted and in need of a recharge the charge light will turn red to notify you.
The battery is sealed inside the handle and is a Lithium-Ion cell. It is not user removable.
Summary of battery life
- Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
- Can charge in the case or on the charging stand
- Charge light on brush handle will indicate battery condition
- Claimed 10 day battery life
- Achieved 30 days in hands-on testing
Price & where to buy
The Fairywill 2056 is available here via Fairywill’s online store. You can get a 15% discount using the code ELECTRICTEETH (if there are no other offers running).
The recommended retail price of the Pro 2056 from Fairywill is $79.99.
Oddly this is expensive as far as Fairywill toothbrushes go. The vast majority are around the $30 price point.
The premium commanded here is without doubt for the UV sanitizer and USB powered travel case.
Despite this, when you consider that you get, it is very impressive indeed.
It comes with the toothbrush, 8 brush heads, a UV sanitizer and a USB charging travel case for this price.
Many brands charge this for a basic electric toothbrush alone. The additional accessories would cost you considerably more.
If you were not already aware, electric toothbrushes tend not to sell at their retail price. The vast majority of the time there is a discount. How much discount depends. It is typically 20% but it is not uncommon for it to be as much as 50%.
Given the competitive price of $80, you shouldn’t expect a significant discount. But at the time of review, the average selling price is some $12 less at $68. By my calculations that is in a 17% discount.
You are getting a lot for your money here.
This is particularly apparent with 8 brush heads included. Ok, they might be slightly different, but more often than not, most other brushes come with just 1 in the box. Replacement heads from major brands are around $5-7 on average.
With Fairywill the average cost is around $3.25.
To give a benchmark of ownership costs, we like to price brushes over a 3 year period.
Assuming a purchase price of $68 we then need to factor in the cost of an additional 4 brush heads to cover the 3 years of use. That adds a further $13 to the cost. The total cost is, therefore, $81 or $.0.7 per day.
There is absolutely no denying that this is exceptionally good value.
Our most recommended brush, the Smart 1500 from Oral-B comes in at around $0.11 per day. And it does not have a travel case or UV sanitizer.
Fairywills own FW-507 is a little cheaper at $0.04 per day but you don’t get the UV sanitizer included with that.
You could drive extra value from this, by sharing the brush handle with other family members. Just remember to replace the brush head.
Please note that all prices quoted are approximates and will vary based on location, supplier and time of purchase. These figures were correct at the time of writing and should not be relied upon as hard fact, but used as a guide during your decision process.
Summary of price & where to buy
- List of buying options included here
- Recommended retail price of $79.99
- An average selling price of $68
- Replacement brush heads cost $13 for a pack of 4 – $3.25 each
- A total cost is $81 or $0.07 per day over 3 years
- Fairywill FW-507 is cheaper but has no sanitizer
- Share brush handle to extend the value
Reliability & long term use
With cheap or very affordable products like this that Fairywill offers, I am always wary.
Is the cost benefit achieved as a result of poor quality parts and workmanship?
From my weeks of testing, I can’t say it is.
I have not had issues with the toothbrush. Nor have I come across any significant causes for concern.
When the brush is priced so competitively, is it really feasible to make a product that can stand the test of time? I can’t say they have, but might corners have been cut in the manufacturing process?
The Pro 2056 toothbrush only comes with a 1 year warranty as standard. This is shorter than most brands which typically offer 2 years. Register online and you can extend this by 6 months.
All things considered, this is a perfectly satisfactory toothbrush.
You could do a lot worse.
It has features I deem essential, as well as some extras that some will find useful.
The design is a little dated and the range of included brush heads a bit confusing.
The USB charging travel case is a nice to have. Although, the 30 day battery life means regular charging is not necessary.
Although the actual cleaning of the teeth is satisfactory, the brushing experience feels weaker and less thorough than the likes of Sonicare sonic toothbrushes.
Unless you particularly want a UV sanitizer, consider Fairywills other products. The FW-507 is a great choice because you are going to be getting even better value.
- Height (without head) – 19cm/7.48 inches
- Height (with head) – 25cm/9.84 inches
- Width – 2.8cm/1.10 inches
- Thickness – 2.8cm/1.10 inches
- Weight (without head) – 113g/3.98 oz
- Weight (with head) – 117g/4.14oz
- UV station – 15cm wide x 8cm deep x 12.5cm tall / 5.9 x 3.1 x 4.9 inches
All are approximates
- Is the Fairywill Pro an oscillating brush?
- No, it is a sonic toothbrush. The bristles move side to side with a sweeping action at up to 40,000 strokes per minute.
- What brushing/cleaning modes are available?
- The Pro 2056 has 5 cleaning modes. They are:
- The Pro 2056 has 5 cleaning modes. They are:
- What brush head does the Fairywill Pro come with and what alternative ones can be used?
- 8 brush heads are included.
- 3 are a large size with a W shape.
- 2 are ‘standard size’ with a circular arched brush head for more effective cleaning, according to Fairywill.
- 3 are a small size that are rubberized to protect the teeth and tongue
- No other styles are available.
- 8 brush heads are included.
- Does the 2056 have a pressure sensor?
- No, it does not.
- Does the Pro have Bluetooth?
- No, it does not.
- Does it come with a travel case?
- Yes, a travel case is included.
- The toothbrush can be charged in the case using the provided USB to microUSB cable.
- Does it come with a charger?
- Yes, a charging station is included with the Pro. It is part of the UV sanitizer.
- How long does the battery last?
- The battery lasts up to 120 minutes, which if used on the standard clean mode is 30 days based on 2 cleans per day.
- Can I use the 2056 in the shower?
- Whilst the handle is water resistant, we don’t advise using in the shower.
- Does the Fairywill Pro come with a warranty & how long is it?
- It comes with a 1 year warranty, which can be extended by 6 months if you sign up to the Fairywill VIP program.
Do you own or have you used the Fairywill Pro?
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.