Orthodontic braces are worn temporarily to correct teeth misalignment, gaps, overbite, underbite or crossbite. The severity of the issues within your mouth will dictate how long you’ll need to wear your braces for. Braces do take some getting used to and require special cleaning to ensure that food does not get stuck in them. However, if there’s one thing braces do not do, it’s affect your beautiful singing voice.
Does wearing braces require that you adjust the way you sing?
When you first start wearing orthodontic braces, your mouth, tongue and cheeks will need to adjust to their new contours. You may lisp at the beginning but that usually goes away within a few days. You do not need to adjust the way you sing, take in air or the position of your tongue when holding certain notes. Your mouth will get used to the braces easily and your singing voice will not be affected.
Can orthodontic braces actually make you a better singer?
Practice is the only thing that can make you a better singer. Nonetheless, wearing braces doesn’t hurt your voice. In fact, it can help improve it. The straighter your teeth are, the fuller your tone and timbre are. Orthodontic braces create a wider arch and broader palate by aligning your teeth. Furthermore, gaps are closed. These gaps can allow air to pass through and make a whistling sound while you sing. With braces, these gaps are sealed and any hissing or warbling will disappear when you sing.
Can you sing with Invisalign?
Invisalign are a popular form of braces because they’re clear and can be removed for cleaning. You can sing while wearing your Invisalign but it may affect the fullness of your tone. The good thing about wearing Invisalign is that you can remove the device when you need to sing and put it back in when you’re done. In terms of tooth correction, both traditional orthodontic braces and Invisalign are able to perform the same task.
Many singers wear orthodontic braces and are still able to carry a tune and belt out the high notes. Braces do not affect your vocal cords. They simply correct issues with your teeth, giving you a beautiful smile. You’ll need that smile to pose for pictures with your fans after every performance.