If you lead a busy life, you may wonder how you can continue with your everyday activities while straightening your teeth.
Braces can complicate a lot of things, including your ability to play an instrument. But don’t worry—there are other, more comfortable ways to straighten your teeth while playing the instrument you love.
Playing Instruments With Braces
Of course, playing instruments like a guitar or a piano will not be affected by any teeth straightening method. However, if you play an instrument like a trumpet or flute, you’re going to experience a period of adjustment after getting braces.
Braces are made of brackets and wires and obviously cannot be removed during treatment.
The brackets of braces can easily catch on your instrument while playing, pulling uncomfortably on your teeth. Be aware of your brackets and where they rest on your instrument. Take special caution when pulling your head away from your instrument. You certainly don’t want to accidentally damage one of your brackets or wires.
Playing an instrument with braces is going to take some adjustment time. You might have to spend time training your mouth again.
One thing you can do to make this process easier is waxing your brackets and wires. If you put wax over the brackets that brush against your lips, you’re far less likely to deal with painful sores or irritation.
Playing instruments with braces is not impossible, but it can be incredibly uncomfortable. Invisalign, on the other hand, is a more comfortable alternative for straightening your teeth while playing an instrument.
Playing Instruments With Invisalign
What makes Invisalign so unique as a straightening tool is the fact that your trays can be removed if necessary.
This means, if you’re playing a woodwind or brass instrument, you can easily remove your aligners while playing your instrument of choice.
Keep in mind, in order for your Invisalign treatment to actually work, you need to keep your aligners on for between 20-22 hours every day.
This means, if you remove your Invisalign aligners while playing an instrument, you’ll need to immediately put your aligners back on once you’ve finished practicing.
Additionally, if you’re afraid of losing your aligners or just don’t want to remove your aligners in the middle of band practice, you can play instruments with your aligners in. This will of course take some adjustment—you may need to learn how to position your mouth differently—but practicing with Invisalign is definitely possible.
In general, Invisalign provides a more comfortable alternative to straightening your teeth. This comes in handy, especially when you play an instrument.
Talk to our Skilled Team of Dentists
At East Center Dental, our team is happy to walk you through an Invisalign plan that’s right for you. Opt for a dental plan that won’t get in the way of the activities you love. Reach out to our skilled team of dental experts today!