If you lead a hectic, busy life, you may be wondering how you can continue your everyday activities while also straightening your teeth. Braces can complicate a lot of things, including your ability to sing.
If you are a singer, you may be wondering whether or not you can wear Invisalign and maintain your current singing voice. Invisalign is actually preferred by singers over traditional metal braces because it’s a discreet straightening process and involves more comfortable aligners, allowing you to keep up with the activities you love.
Will Wearing Invisalign Damage My Singing Voice?
Because Invisalign is designed to fit right on top of your natural teeth, you may have some concerns about whether or not your singing voice will be affected.
Some patients who love to sing express concern that their Invisalign retainers will affect their singing voice.
Will you sound differently during and after using Invisalign?
Because Invisalign is uniquely designed to fit the contours of your mouth and teeth, you will naturally adjust to the Invisalign aligners, meaning you can wear them while you sing.
The other really nice thing about Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners when needed. So, if you have a really important solo you need to sing for choir or some other event, you can easily take out your aligners for singing practices and performances.
A note of caution though—Invisalign is only effective if you wear your aligners regularly and consistently. You should be wearing your Invisalign aligners between 20 and 22 hours every day.
If you fail to do so, your teeth are at a high risk of shifting back to their previous position. So be diligent when wearing Invisalign! You definitely don’t want to reverse the progress you’ve made.
Invisalign Can Improve Your Natural Singing Voice
Additionally, Invisalign treatment can actually improve your singing voice. As your teeth shift and straighten, your palate will begin to expand, and the arch of your mouth will widen.
This movement in your mouth results in better positioning and allows more room for your tongue to move. This can in turn help you achieve a fuller tone and better timbre when singing.
Invisalign is also capable of fixing any gaps or spacing between teeth. Additional spacing in your teeth allows extra air to pass through your teeth, often making a slight whistling sound while you sing. With Invisalign, these gaps are sealed and any hissing or warbling you experience when singing will disappear after treatment.
Talk To Our Skilled Team Of Dentists
At East Center Dental, our team is happy and capable of walking you through an Invisalign plan that is 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!