Worried that wearing Invisalign will cause you to speak with a permanent lisp? Here we address the very popular question: Does Invisalign give you a lisp? We will also discuss how long it will take you to become accustomed to talking with your new device. Let’s get started!
Will wearing Invisalign affect my speech?
You may notice that you have been suddenly slurring and speaking aloud in a way you never had before if you are a new patient who has been fitted with clear aligners. The good news is that these problems can be treated very effectively, and they can often be reversed. As you wear clear aligners, you may notice that you have issues with your speech.
Tell me the cause of lisps with Invisalign?
Some Invisalign patients and even patients with braces may develop lisps due to the fact that the aligners change the space within the mouth because they alter the shape of the teeth. Additionally, they can result in the tongue moving differently around the teeth, which can have a negative effect on the way we pronounce words… Invisalign trays that don’t fit properly can also cause a lisp.
How do I lose my Invisalign lisp?
You can correct any slight lisp caused by your Invisalign aligners by simply practicing how to pronounce words while wearing them. It helps to read aloud to yourself or have a conversation with friends and family to get over a lisp and become more comfortable speaking with aligners in place.
How long does it take to get used to talking with Invisalign?
You will gradually become accustomed to your Invisalign trays as your tongue, lips, and cheeks adjust to them. It usually takes a couple of weeks for our patients to become fully accustomed to wearing their Invisalign trays. Naturally, this can vary from patient to patient, depending on their individual circumstances.
Does Invisalign give you a permanent lisp?
The level of the lisp may vary from patient to patient, but in general, an aligner-related lisp should last for no more than a few weeks.
The use of removable clear aligners when a person experiences speech impediments is more corrective than you might think. In case you are worried that the lisping caused by your aligner will persist forever, you should let those concerns rest. In all likelihood, it’s a temporary condition, the same as your treatment in general.
Now, it is a stepping stone to later straightening. In case long term issues persist, you’ll need to consult an orthodontist ASAP.
Does Invisalign give you a lisp? (For How Long)
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