Can I Play Clarinet with Invisalign?

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If you lead a busy life, you may wonder how you can continue on with your everyday activities with braces. That’s where Invisalign comes in. Invisalign clear aligners can give you the opportunity to straighten your teeth and achieve a beautiful smile without disturbing your lifestyle.

Many of our patients here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry wonder whether they’ll be able to continue playing a musical instrument like the clarinet with Invisalign. They are pleased when we tell them they can. Since Invisalign aligners can be removed, you are welcome to remove them before playing the the clarinet in a practice or concert.

However, keep in mind that you can’t remove your aligners too often. If they aren’t in your mouth for at least 22 hours a day, they won’t be able to gradually move your teeth into their proper positions. It’s important to be very strategic about when you remove your aligners so that they are able to perform their intended function.

You’ll only have 2 hours each day to remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and playing your musical instrument. This means, you have to practice good time management and make sure that your aligners are only out of your mouth when absolutely necessary. We can provide you with tips and tricks on how to continue to play the clarinet while still ensuring your orthodontic treatment is progressing as planned.

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For more information about playing the clarinet or another musical instrument while undergoing Invisalign, call us at 703-439-1214.