Braces and Musical Instruments

You may be here because you are considering orthodontic care for your child, but are concerned that they won’t be able to play their musical instruments once they get braces. If this is the case, watch this video by Dr. Andrew J. Dusel to find out you don’t need to be concerned about braces and musical instruments. If you would like to schedule a free Orthodontists Associates of WNY consultation for your child, contact us today.

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  • Younger patients are sometimes concerned that braces will affect either sports in which they participate or musical instruments they play, but we rarely have issues with this.
  • We do encourage our athletes to wear a mouth guard to protect their mouths and to protect against concussions. But we rarely hear of any such issues when they wear a well-fitting athletic mouth guard that’s made for orthodontics.
  • Musical instruments, particularly brass instruments such as trumpets, trombones and the like, may cause minor irritation on the inside of the lips, making them a little sore. Patients get used to it after a short adjustment period and do not have lasting issues.

Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer braces for all ages in Buffalo, LancasterOleanHamburgOrchard Park, and Dunkirk, New York. If you have questions about how braces affect your child’s ability to play musical instruments, please contact us today to arrange your free Orthodontists Associates of WNY consultation.

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