When a child wears braces, they become limited to what they can eat, drink, and do in order for straight teeth. Many people do not talk about playing musical instruments while wearing braces. This an important question for many people as we become attached to playing instruments and they become a huge part of many peoples lives and we would not want braces to interfere with it.
So The Pertinent question is are we able to play instruments with braces? Or even better, will they prevent me from hitting difficult notes while wearing them?
In short, it is dependent on what type of instrument. Obviously any instrument that does not require the usage of the mouth are not interfered with.
For brass and wind instruments however, braces can pose an issue. For brass instruments like the tuba or trumpet, the musician has to adjust their lips on their mouthpiece to play different notes. The braces can push up against the user’s lips which can cause discomfort for them while playing.
Unfortunately, yes they can as traditional San Juan Capistrano braces push against our lips sometimes. Fortunately however, you can use braces covers as a solution to play instruments without getting rid of your braces.
Brace protectors or covers are conveniently placed over you braces so they cannot interfere with our lips when playing an instrument. Although the sensation of having a braces cover might feel weird at first, you will get used to it after repeated use. This can allow you to play any instrument you want without feeling any discomfort.
Consult with your local orthodontist for the right type of braces covers to choose. Any additional questions you may have your orthodontist can answer about playing specific instruments.