Patients who have never worn Invisalign often wonder if having them in affects speech. When you put in Invisalign trays, it may slightly affect your speech. Some refer to this as giving you a lisp as it can be most difficult making the “s” sound.
While Invisalign can make it slightly difficult to say some words, you will eventually use the trays so often that you will get used to them and your speech should go back to normal. If you are concerned about how Invisalign may affect your speech, consult with your dentist.
What Causes You To Have A Lisp with Invisalign?
When you wear Invisalign trays, it can block your tongue from moving the way it is supposed to. This is because the trays fit snugly over your teeth. In order for you to talk properly, your tongue needs to be able to move freely in your mouth.
If you have a lisp with Invisalign, it should go away after a few days or weeks. This is because you will get used to the trays and learn how to talk with them in. If you are still struggling to talk properly after a few weeks, consult with your dentist.
How Long Will Lisp Last With Invisalign?
After you wear your Invisalign for a few days, you will most likely get used to having them in and your speech should go back to normal. If you find that your lisp persists, consult with your orthodontist as they may be able to make adjustments to your Invisalign.
Can You Avoid a Lisp With Invisalign?
There are a few things that you can do to avoid having a lisp when you first put in your Invisalign. One is to put in the trays right before you go to bed. This way, you will have all night to get used to them while you sleep. Another thing that may help is drinking plenty of water throughout the day. This will help keep your mouth hydrated and may make it easier to talk with the Invisalign in.
If you are concerned about having a lisp when you first start wearing Invisalign, talk to your orthodontist. They will be able to give you tips on how to avoid it or make adjustments to your Invisalign so that it does not affect your speech.
Contact Lane and Associates for Help with Invisalign
If you live in North Carolina and you’re looking for a dentist who can help you with Invisalign, contact Lane and Associates. We have locations all over the state, so finding one near you should be easy. We will be happy to answer any questions that you have about Invisalign and help you get started on your journey to a straighter smile.