Here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we see patients that lead busy lives. Many of them are involved in a variety of extracurricular activities and wonder whether they can fit orthodontic treatment into their schedules. Since we believe that nothing should get in the way of achieving straight, healthy teeth, we always work with patients to design a treatment plan that will allow them to continue with their everyday activities.
Some of our patients have wondered whether they are able to play the saxophone while undergoing orthodontic treatment. They are pleased to learn that they are absolutely able to as long as they opt for Invisalign. Invisalign clear aligners can be removed for activities such as eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and playing a musical instruments like the saxophone.
It’s important to understand that although you may take your aligners out to play the saxophone, they need to be in your mouth for at least 22 hours a day. This way, they can slowly but surely move your teeth into their proper positions. If your aligners spend too much time out of your mouth, they won’t be able to perform their intended function.
If possible, you should keep track of how much time your aligners are out of your mouth so that you know whether you need to be more strategic about when and how quickly you eat, drink, brush, floss, and play the saxophone. We can help you design a plan to ensure your aligners spend at least 22 hours a day in your mouth.
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For more information about playing the saxophone or another musical instrument while undergoing Invisalign, call us at 703-439-1214.