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Ageing and Dental Problems of Brass Players


Copyright 2024, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Nemoto, T.
Journal Title: Brass Bulletin
Date Published: 1998
Language: English
Category: Orofacial Disorders
Key Words: teeth age dental brass wind instrumental musician performance
Full Citation: Nemoto, Toshio. Ageing and Dental Problems of Brass Players. Brass Bulletin 103, no. 3 (1998): 102-4.
Full Abstract: Over time, mouthpiece and tongue pressure may cause teeth to change angles. These changes are gradual but may affect range and endurance. One tell-tale sign is a change of playing angle. Traditional orthodontic treatment may not be used in these cases as it may damage or weaken the alveolar (bone) structure. Instead, a removable retainer worn at least two hours a day is best.