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What if i play musical instruments?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on March 3, 2014

Will braces effect my trumpet playing?

We have many patients who play a wide variety of musical instruments, some to a professional level. From our patient feedback, there has been no real problem to playing and hitting the right notes, but initially the brace may rub the lips or the cheeks. Orthodontic wax is a soft pliable material that you can place onto the brace to make it feel smoother. There is also a plastic tubing which can be placed over the brace called a lip bumper which you can place over the brace and remove afterwards. Both the wax and lip bumper have provided more comfort to our patients who have all continued to play their instruments throughout their treatment.

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