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I'm getting braces, have a cross bite and worry it will giveme a speech impedement. What should I do?
Any advice? I have had my braces on for a month and a half and i still can't talk, my speech or very bad , is that normal?
I want to get braces but it have a space teeth and my tongue comes out slightly, will closing my gap affect my speech especially ch, sh, j, dr sounds ?
Mostly: When the oral environment is normalized, usually neuromuscular problems diminish. Straightening your teeth may improve speech. For a very small percentage of people their neuromuscular pattern overcomes their bodies ability to compensate. Best advice, talk to an orthodontic specialist about your particular problem set. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Braces Are: Braces can be divided into fixed, metal and clear and removable "appliances". In fact, orthodontic braces are handles that deliver forces to the teeth that cause the teeth to move. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types, but your orthodontist will use the type. or types that he will think would work best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers