Invisalign lisp - Will invisaline give me a lisp or affect my speech?

  • ang4747
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  • 5 years ago

i read here about invisaline may cause me to lisp. i haven't heard of metal braces causing lisping so maybe it's a better choice than invisaline?

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I don't have a lisp at all. The first two days my tongue was a bit irritated from some rough edges of the tray so my speech was a bit off from my tongue not functioning properly. But now that it's 'toughened up', there's no speech difference at all! Every so often I might muck up a letter and it's just because I am still adjusting to the feeling of something in my mouth.
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I have invisalign for 3 weeks and I have a very serious lisp :-( Hopefully I don't need to talk all day long but I need to repeat things quite a bit so I remove the aligners for important meetings. It gets better if I speak sloooowly... If you are a talking all the time to work, it can be very uncomfortable. So even if people do not notice the clear aligners, they notice for sure the lisp which is not better. The great advantage of invisalign is that you can remove the aligners and you are "normal".
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Thank you for sharing your experience with Invisalign. We're sure many people will find it helpful.
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I have had the lisp for 6 months, but it is minor. If I gave a speech, I would remove them.
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Any orthodontic treatment, whether braces or invisalign, can give you a lisp. It is your cheeks, and especially your tongue, trying to adapt to the extra material inside your mouth. Usually it is only temporary, but not always. The likelihood of a lisp with traditional braces might be a bit less given that there is less interference with your tongue. As for esthetics, most people find invisalign more esthetic, which is obvious. However, it depends on your treatment. If you have big bulky attachments on your front teeth, then it may look a bit odd, like you have food on your teeth. You just need an experienced doctor, to try and minimize these number of attachments in the front. If that's the case then braces would actually look nicer, given that everyone knows they are brackets. There are also lingual braces, meaning they are on the inside (tongue side) of the teeth. These are perhaps the most esthetic, given that they are hidden, but again there is the likelihood of a short term lisp. Lots of options.
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I am on tray 15 (6 months of treatment) and I still have a pretty severe lisp. It gets worse when I am tired or of I talk a lot at work. If I could go back, I would choose regular braces. The speech impediment feels worse to me than the look of braces.

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My lisp is minor but has increased over time. Frankly it doesn't bother me one bit.
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Yes! Sucks.. but it's not too bad. If you focus you can minimize it.

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I wouldn't worry about. I have Invisalign and my speech is normal. You just have to get used to it. The first day it did affect but speech, but once I got accustomed to it I was fine.
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I'm on my first tray day 5. I was so happy that I had no lisp..lol. The other day I talked so much(at work) I noticed a very small one. I think my mouth just got very dry or just producing a lot of saliva. Either way I'm back to no lisp.
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I was looking into Invisalign to correct minor issues. However, as a well known voice instructor who teaches both speech and singing, any kind of lisp would be a huge issue in my professional. what is another alternative?
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We recently had a community member post this question in the Q&A section "Will Invisalign Affect my Speech?"

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I have been wearing my invisaline for about two month my sons notice my lisp right away we just laughed about it but they were very happy that my teeth were getting taken care of.
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I recommend that my patients sing in the car that first week to get used to the changes with the aligners in. No one has complained of lisping and they love the results.
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I was only affected with a lisp with my first set and only for a day or so. IMO, they are well worth it.
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The one great thing about Invisalign is that they are not visible. Yes, you may possibly have a lisp, but it's a personal choice of what you want. The look or a possible lisp. I personnally after a only a few weeks of wearing Invisalign was use to my aligners. Well worth it.
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You probably will have a lisp but from what I hear, it's temporary..all you have to do is repeat yourself, most people get the idea.
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my lisp is really not so bad. just worsens when i get tired for some reason., i still like invisalign over braces
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