Can Straighter Teeth Help You Sing Better?
Straighter teeth can give you the smile you have always dreamed of, improve your oral health, and even prevent some health problems, but what many people don’t realize is it can change how you speak and sing.
Will Having Straighter Teeth Help Me Sing Better?
Of course, straighter teeth won’t make you instantly sing better. That comes down to talent and natural ability. However, if you happened to be a good singer before your braces, you will be an even better singer after the braces have been removed.
Most orthodontic treatment involves widening the arch of the mouth and teeth, broadening the palate, and straightening teeth. When this happens, it gives your voice a fuller tone and improves timbre. A better timbre and fuller tone will make your singing sound better.
Prepare for an Adjustment Period When Singing with Braces
During the time of your orthodontic treatment, you will need to go through an adjustment period when it comes to singing. Traditional braces, clear braces, and Invisalign treatment all are bulkier and bigger than your natural teeth which will impact how your lips rest against your teeth. The difference in how your lips rest against your teeth will change how your mouth moves. There will be a considerable adjustment period as you adjust to the feel of how your mouth moves with braces on.
The amount of time it takes to adjust to wearing braces will vary. Some people adjust quickly and notice no difference while others need several weeks to adjust.
Traditional Braces vs. Clear Braces: Which is Better for Singers and Public Speakers?
Surprisingly, it makes no difference whether you choose traditional braces or clear braces for your orthodontic treatment. Both of these treatment options are designed similarly and have no impact on your voice or singing.
Some public speakers and performers often prefer clear braces because they blend in with their natural teeth. This allows them to continue with public performances without worrying about the braces interfering with appearances.
Invisalign is an Orthodontic Treatment Option for Singers Worried About Changes
Singers and professional speakers are often concerned that traditional braces or clear braces will cause too many problems. These problems will impact their performance. Luckily, there is an orthodontic treatment option that may help – Invisalign.
Invisalign is a comfortable orthodontic treatment option that allows people to straighten their teeth without having to wear noticeable brackets or wires. This treatment uses a series of clear, see-through aligners. The aligners are designed to subtly shift your teeth into their new position. An orthodontist will create a treatment plan that designates how long each aligner is worn and when you need to switch them out.
Invisalign can help singers, professional speakers, and performers straighten their teeth without worrying about having performances or their speaking/singing voice effected. The Invisalign aligners are completely removable. Performers can wear the aligners throughout the day and remove them when they wish to such as during practice, a performance, or a public speaking engagement.
Work Closely with Your Orthodontist to Choose the Right Treatment for You
If you are worried about how braces will impact your singing or speaking voice, it is important to let your orthodontist know about this concern during your consultation. Your orthodontist can take your concerns into consideration and create a treatment plan that addresses your concerns.
Singers and public speakers who live in the Tallahassee, Florida area and who wish to have straighter teeth can schedule an appointment with Stevens Orthodontics. Stevens Orthodontics has been in business for over 30 years and has experience creating orthodontic treatment plans for singers and public speakers.
During your consultation with Dr. Clark at Stevens Orthodontics, you will learn how braces or Invisalign can change your smile and what you can expect during treatment. Dr. Clark will explain what changes you can expect to experience, how your singing or speaking voice will be impacted, and even offer tips on how to adjust to wearing braces or Invisalign.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss orthodontic treatment with Dr. Clark. We look forward to hearing from you.