Do Braces Affect Your Ability to Sing?

Sing! Glee Club at Confident Voice Studio

If you are a singer and considering about braces, you may be concerned that they will affect your singing ability. Read below to find out how orthodontics affects your singing ability.

You May Experience Minor Changes

Although traditional braces do not affect your voice, there are still some adjustments you need to make when you first put on the braces. Your mouth, tongue and cheeks will have to get used to the braces that are now taking up space in your mouth. According to the British Orthodontic Society, you may find that you have articulation for a few days, but you will get used to the braces.

You have to do some exercises to improve your speaking skills. Once you are able to speak normally at a slow speed, then, you can try to speed it up a bit and after that increase the speed until you reach your normal speaking speed. According to Living Natural Today, singing can actually help you to adjust your braces because it makes your mouth and cheek muscles stronger. Invisalign is a popular orthodontic brand because it is clear and removable. Invisalign may affect the fullness of your voice, but the benefit is that you can take them out when you need to play, although they should be in your mouth 22 hours a day.

Orthodontics Can Make Your Voice Better

Gap between teeth’s can affect your singing and may cause howling and other unpleasant sounds. Braces work as a bridge for these gaps. Straighter teeth help produce a fuller sound and tone. When previously too narrow, the braces can form a wider arch and a wider palate. According to ProHealth Dental, the long-term assistance of orthodontics take in attractive oral function to improve speech and singing.

Skewed teeth can be the cause of speech impairments that affect singing. Jazz singer Sara Mitra had to get braces after the birth of her child. Hormonal changes during pregnancy caused her teeth to shift and her singing voice changed as one of her canines dug into her cheek. Therefore, adults can also get the benefit from braces.

Although braces require some adaptation, and for sure, they will not affect your singing voice. After adjusting your teeth, your voice will even get better. Singing is usually affected by the vocal cords, so if the vocal cords are healthy, then you should be fine. You don’t have to sacrifice your singing career for braces. You may need to adjust the function of your mouth slightly, but it will happen automatically by lap of time. In any case, if you have any questions, feel free to ask your orthodontist.

If you or your child want to learn singing, take a look at our audio lessons!

About Us

We’re Confident Voice Studio. We are a team of nurturing teachers who can help with voice, piano, guitar, violin, and songwriting. Our expertise ranges from preschool to adult. From the first lesson to nailing an audition or preparing for performances we've got your back.

Recent Post

You May Also Like…

Secrets of Fearless Performers

Secrets of Fearless Performers

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what stands in the way of reaching our musical goals besides the actual musical training.
Often discomfort and fear are the only things holding us back. It’s true for kids and adults. It’s okay to feel that way, because courage requires vulnerability.

read more
How to Speak With Confidence When You’re Really Nervous

How to Speak With Confidence When You’re Really Nervous

Are you a confident speaker or performer who commands the stage, or do jitters get in your way? Here’s how to overcome your nerves and speak with confidence.

When dealing with anxiety and stress, one question you could ask yourself is why does it matter?

Why does it really matter if people can tell that you’re anxious?

Does it really matter if you’re understandably nervous during a big presentation or event?

The answer is probably not but the reason it impacts us is that it undermines our social standing. When you sound anxious or nervous, it suggests that you don’t have confidence in what you’re saying. In turn, this makes other people less likely to trust you and it makes them less likely to think of you as a good leader, as a good employee, or as someone they’d like to date. If someone is nervous around you, it suggests that they perceive you as their superior.

So you don’t necessarily need to be able to completely remove nerves – you just need to sound as though you don’t have any!

read more
Learn Good Singing Breath Control

Learn Good Singing Breath Control

Good breathing technique is crucial for voice control when singing and every self respecting singer should learn and master this technique. Singers will never be able to sing powerfully, sustain a tone gracefully and sing with passion without mastering good breath control technique.

read more