Now this is going to sound funny coming from a 42 yr old seasoned trumpet player, but how does one play a trumpet with braces!!?? I had to get braces and the day I get my braces put on my church asks me to play on the worship band. I've played for years, (age 10) but never proffessionally. I now have a new challenge to get a decent tone out much less losing a drastic portion of range (barely a G). Does anyone have any tips to overcome this issue quickly or is it going to take time? Will my tone improve? From my view point I'll have to forget playing on stage for sometime before I can sound halfway decent. I play both trumpet and Flugel and perfer the Flugel.