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can malocclusion cause a lisp?

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Yes: Developmentally, when speech patterns are learned, the relationship of front teeth can have a marked impact upon speech pathology. Tongue placement is influenced by the teeth relationships, and s's and th's are very common problems that are seen with anterior malocclusions.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014

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