I am dietitian and my primary responsibility is to consult patients. I would like to know if invisalign affect my ability to speak properly.
Will Invisalign Affect my Speech?
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Invisalign and Speech
Invisalign does not affect my patients speech appreciably. There is. Little adjustment period initially because your mouth things they are food and your tongue says what's this stuff but after a week or two of adjustment people can't tell you are wearing them and you forget too!!
Invisalign has little, if any, effect on speech
The material Invisalign trays are made of is so thin that you can hardly tell that it is there. For the first few days, you may notice a slight difference in speech as your tongue gets used to talking as it touches the edge of the tray, especially when you making S and T sounds. But after that, there your speech should be normal.
Invisalign and speech
You will notice only a small effect on speech if anything at all. The first few trays this might be a little more apparent as a lisp. It will definitely go away fairly quickly and not be long term
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Invisalign Efffect on Speech
Invisalign has very little effect (if any) on speech. I have treated many patients with Invisalign, and only a few have had a speech effect. For those few patients who have a small lisp when they start Invisalign, I give them a fast, simple exercise to eliminate the lisp. I am currently treating prominent Atlanta radio personality with Invisalign -- and she wears her trays on the air -- so I guess you could say that not only can you not SEE Invisalign -- you can't HEAR Invisalign either.
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