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Is it normal to have speech difficulties when you have braces?

Is it normal to have speech difficulties when you have braces?

Braces: Braces themselves should not make your speech worst. Appliances that are on the inside near the tongue however will affect the speech. There are lingual braces that go on behind your teeth nearer the tongue and these can affect your speech. ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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I'm getting braces, have a cross bite and worry it will giveme a speech impedement. What should I do?

I'm getting braces, have a cross bite and worry it will giveme a speech impedement. What should I do?

Other way around: If anything, resolving malocclusion often results in resolving speech problems. Put teeth and bones where they belong, create a normal environment, muscle function problems for the most part disappear. ...Read more

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Do lingual braces have any effect on your speech and the appearance of your jaw?

Do lingual braces have any effect on your speech and the appearance of your jaw?

Maybe: It will probably take some time for the tongue to get used to the braces on the back of the teeth so you may talk funny or lisp for a bit. It shouldn't and won't change the appearance of your jaw, however. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Talk Practice: Get a book, magazine, newspaper - stand or sit in front of a mirror and slowly read aloud allowing your speech and cheeks and tongue to exaggerate each syllable sound; soon you will find that your face and mouth will accommodate to the braces being in place. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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What are braces?

What are braces?

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 more

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Are braces suggested?

Dental Braces?: Orthodontics is usually an elective proceedure however there are certain pre-existing conditions in which braces may improve the quality of your life. See an orthodontist for a consult if you are uncertain. ...Read more

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Can anyone get braces?

Braces: There can be some limitations to who can get braces but most people who want a better smile. The limitations are based on health of the gums and bone as well as some types of medications. ...Read more

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Why do adults get braces?

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 more

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