YOU ALREADY KNOW THE MANY BENEFITS of straighter teeth—from better oral hygiene to making an amazing first impression in a job interview! Some perks may not have even occurred to you yet.
Have you ever considered that orthodontic treatment can help you overcome speech impediments caused by misalignment? We can test a patient’s pronunciation by asking them to say “fifty-five, sixty-six”. Try it!
Wide spaces between your teeth can cause lisping, and some bites can prevent proper lip closure, both of which can cause other disruptions to speech.
Most patients don’t notice a big difference in their speech once they’re wearing braces. Other patients can be frustrated and need to re-learn a few speech habits.
But consider this:
If you’re struggling with your speech, watch the helpful video below!
Three things to remember:
Some diction coaches have their students hold marbles in their mouth and talk around them. Braces are somewhat like a mini-version of that… Practice, and you can get the world-class diction of a famous speaker in no time.
Did you have trouble with pronunciation when you first started your orthodontic treatment? How long did it take you to get back to talking normally? Do you have tips for our other patients still working it out? Share below!