Music to My Mouth | Article About Greenwich Village Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Peter Silver | New York City, 10003
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It's been my observation, anecdotal as it may be, that most of the people I've known over the years who have that unreal, blistering high register, also have a pretty dorked up chompers. It's not an absolute, but it seems to me that it's a pretty danged high percentage.World-cIass jazz trumpet player Jon Faddis, leader of both the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York, grew up with a gap in his smile, the result of a rotated right maxillary central incisor with.a severely fractured mesial-incisal angle. As Faddis achieved professional success—and he became famous for his ability to play really, really high notes—he decided to get the tooth fixed. So he had his dentist place a big composite restoration. He took out his horn to play that night and immediately lost three octaves off his range. As the story goes, Faddis was back on the dentist’s doorstep the next morning, waiting for him to open the office. "Jon wanted to undo the repair,” a colleague explained, because he had lost his range and was limited to very low notes. The dentist removed Faddis’ composite, and the high notes came back.