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Will braces make it hard for me to play musical instruments?

Because braces are fixed on the front surface of the teeth, it can affect the playing of some musical instruments. Some instruments that may be harder to play are trumpets, trombones, French horns, or any of the brass instruments, as well as clarinets, oboes, flutes, or any of the woodwinds. In the first little while after you get braces, you may experience mouth soreness or canker sores while your mouth gets used to playing with them. But in time, it is possible to adjust with practice.

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