Best teeth for trumpet playing (braces)

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  1. Trumpeter_1

    Trumpeter_1 New Friend

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    Hi!

    Well, i've been wondering what kind of teeth is better for trumpet playing. I mean like the shape of the teeth or anything. It is just that i'm not sure if i should get braces. I've been playing trumpet for 6 months and i'm doing great, so im scared of getting braces because maybe i won't do so great after getting my teeth aligned. My teeth look like horse teeth i mean a little bit going outside. So i'm wondering if maybe my teeth are helping me with trumpet playing, or if i get braces it will be the same.
     
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    Don't worry about it. You will have an adjustment to make after you get your braces and one after they are off. However, if you are diligent and patient you will adjust and everything will be fine. I have had a number of students who got braces and then had them off they have done fine.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you even have a choice?

    Everything makes a difference. Changing your teeth will change your playing. With only 6 months behind you, there are no real habits that you will be messing with. The chances of your teeth really helping or hurting at this stage is about ZERO.
     
  4. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    When I was in 6th grade I got braces about 2 months after I started playing the trumpet. I got them off in my 8th grade year and found out I liked the braces after all. It took me a few weeks to get into the playing level I was at with the braces. Once you got ride of the space between you lips and teeth it makes a lot of changes. But you should be fine with braces.
     
  5. gmonady

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    Just concentrate on getting your teeth into the music! The rest will come naturally.
     
  6. Trumpeter_1

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    But I've heard that perfectly aligned teeth are not the best for trumpet playing.
     
  7. PatMurphy

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    WOW!! What great news! I have a mouth that looks like an old broken down picket fence. I now have another reason to tell myself why I am getting all that applause. It is because of these terrible looking teeth I am blessed with
     
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  8. gmonady

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    I can only believe that the person telling you this does not have a PERFECTLY ALIGNED associative cortex connecting his expressive motor function with his higher integrative hypocampus memory recall function. Either that, or s/he does not quailfy as a primate. Trust me, I am a physician and know these kinda thingys.
     
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  9. gmonady

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    I also bet the person telling does have a perfectly aligned anus recti muscle. Again, trust me, I am a physician and know these thingys.
     
  10. PatMurphy

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    Is that anythng like a cereral - rectal inversion?
     

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