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Can braces make a lisp go away?

Typically no: Speech is a "learned behavior" and although structural change (such as with braces) may effect some improvement, it should not be a reason to seek orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can putting braces affect a lisp?

Can putting braces affect a lisp?

If you have a severe: Overbite or underbite, braces may help. If you have a frontal or interdental lisp from tongue thrusting, there is an appliance that can help reposition the tongue. ...Read more

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Do you have a lisp when you get your braces on?

Not usually: Takes some time to get used to all the hardware, but you should have no problem communicating. ...Read more

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Hey I am having invisalign braces & before I had no prob with pronouncing S but now I am having a lisp with and without the braces. How can I fix that?

Hey I am having invisalign braces & before I had no prob with pronouncing S but now I am having a lisp with and without the braces. How can I fix that?

Be patient: It is very common for the speech to be affected during active Invisalign treatment. Pronouncing words that begin with the letter "S is the most common complaint. It will improve as the teeth move into alignment. Always make sure that your dentist is aware so that he/she can give you the right solution. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat a lisp?

How do you treat a lisp?

Speech therapy is: The best way to get rid of a "permanent" lisp or, at least, reduce it greatly. Therapy that targets production of the sounds "s" & "z" at the beginning, middle & end of words differs depending on whether the lisp is frontal/interdental, lateral or palatal. A "whistling" lisp may be caused by dentures or dental appliances. See your dentist first for evaluation & appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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Could I fully get rid of a lisp?

Could I fully get rid of a lisp?

Speech therapy is: The best way to get rid of a "permanent" lisp or, at least, reduce it greatly. Therapy that targets production of the sounds "s" & "z" at the beginning, middle & end of words differs depending on whether the lisp is frontal/interdental, lateral or palatal. A "whistling" lisp may be caused by dentures or dental appliances. See your dentist first for evaluation & appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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How can I fix a lisp when I speak?

How can I fix a lisp when I speak?

Frenulectomy: Frenulectomy can sometimes be a solution if the tongue is tied or ankylossed. ...Read more

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Why do a lot of gay men have a lisp?

Why do a lot of gay men have a lisp?

Most don't: Lisps are independent of sexuality but when we see a gay man with a lisp it fits a stereotype fostered and reinforced by video entertainment and other societal conveyances just as when we see a straight man with a lisp we associate him with accountants, nerds, or something similar. Nevertheless when gay men come out some adopt speech patterns and mannerisms to fit in with their newfound community. ...Read more

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Can a lisp be because of a dental issue?

Can a lisp be because of a dental issue?

Yes: You see this commonly in children. Children who are missing their front teeth often lisp their "s" and "z". This problem disappears once their permanent teeth grow in. Children who are habitual thumb suckers may develop permanent open bite and they will lisp too. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a slight lisp in a child?

How to get rid of a slight lisp in a child?

Give it time: Almost all children go through a lisping or stuttering phase that may last a few days or several weeks. Try to not point it out and give them plenty of time to speak and it usually goes away on it's own. If it persists or they become embarrassed, your doctor can help you find a speech therapist. ...Read more

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Could someone get rid of a lisp as an adult?

Could someone get rid of a lisp as an adult?

Difficulty with S &: Z phonemes at the beginning, middle &; end of words constitute a lisp. Speech therapy & lots of practice smiling as you talk to yourself in a mirror can greatly reduce or eliminate a "permanent" frontal or interdental lisp, but may not be quite as effective for a lateral or palatal lisp. If you have a tongue thrust, your dentist may be able to insert an oral appliance that helps, also. ...Read more

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Can there be any exercises to get rid of a lisp?

Can there be any exercises to get rid of a lisp?

Lisp: Speech therapy should help you with your lisp. The speech therapist should teach you home exercises. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause a lisp after going to the dentist?

What can cause a lisp after going to the dentist?

Treatment?: What treatment did you have? Any anesthesia? A little more info would help with a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any tips on getting rid of a lisp?

Can you tell me any tips on getting rid of a lisp?

Speech therapy is: The best way to get rid of a "permanent" lisp or, at least, reduce it greatly. Therapy that targets production of the sounds "s" ; "z" at the beginning, middle ; end of words differs depending on whether the lisp is frontal/interdental, lateral or palatal. A "whistling" lisp may be caused by dentures or dental appliances. See your dentist first for evaluation ; appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can do to get rid of my lisp?

Speech Pathologist: A good speech pathologist should be able to give you exercises to help. You might also look into people who specialize in helping foreign speakers reduce or eliminate their accents. Many actors can speak like an american even though they are british (hugh lowry, and sasha barron cohen). They likely have the help of a dialect coach to do this. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to get rid of my lisp fast?

Speech Therapy: Best not to rush. There are no medications or surgeries to repair a lisp. Consistent speech exercises with a therapist will improve your lisp. ...Read more

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Is there a way to overcome having a lisp with my expander?

Is there a way to overcome having a lisp with my expander?

Yes: Just takes a few days for your tongue and mouth to get used to having it there. Best solution is to read a book or the newspaper out loud for 5-10 minutes at a time. That should do it! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I would like to get rid of my lisp!?

What do you suggest if I would like to get rid of my lisp!?

Difficulty with S &: Z phonemes at the beginning, middle & end of words constitute a lisp. Speech therapy & practicing smiling while talking to yourself in a mirror can greatly reduce or eliminate a "permanent" frontal or interdental lisp, but may not be as effective for a lateral or palatal lisp. If you have a tongue thrust, your dentist may be able to insert an oral appliance that helps, also. ...Read more

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How can I cure lisp completely without a speech pathologist?

How can I cure lisp completely without a speech pathologist?

You can't: Speech impediments are poorly understood by those who don't live with them. You are an adult. You know by now that you can no more cure your own lisp than you can do your own dental work. You've suffered with this too long as is. Be brave and get a professional guide and trainer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lisp, are there any ways 2 get rid of it?

What to do if I have a lisp, are there any ways 2 get rid of it?

Difficulty with S &: Z phonemes at the beginning, middle & end of words constitute a lisp. Speech therapy & practicing smiling while talking to yourself in a mirror can greatly reduce or eliminate a "permanent" frontal or interdental lisp, but may not be as effective for a lateral or palatal lisp. If you have a tongue thrust, your dentist may be able to insert an oral appliance that helps, also. ...Read more

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I don't have a lisp. I have slushy voice that is unclear at times. My 's' sound comes out slushy mostly. How to fix voice?

I don't have a lisp. I have slushy voice that is unclear at times. My 's' sound comes out slushy mostly. How to fix voice?

Contact a speech Rx: Speech & language pathologists go through training that allows them to identify and work on areas to promote clear and useful speech. They often work with a rehabilitation center or schools. Look one up. ...Read more

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Yesterday my tongue felt slow or clutsy for about an hour. Like I had a lisp. No one thought I sounded weird. Why would I feel this?

Yesterday my tongue felt slow or clutsy for about an hour. Like I had a lisp. No one thought I sounded weird. Why would I feel this?

It could be a: TIA or mild stroke, or it could be from the Generalized Anxiety Disorder you mention in your history. I any case, please see your doc so that you will know what your are dealing with. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My four year old suddenly developed a lisp. Spoke perfectly up until 3 days ago. Its not every time but a lot of words with s in them sound like sh.?

My four year old suddenly developed a lisp. Spoke perfectly up until 3 days ago. Its not every time but a lot of words with s in them sound like sh.?

Give it time: Almost all children go through a lisping or stuttering phase that may last a few days or several weeks. Try to not point it out and give them plenty of time to speak and it usually goes away on it's own. If it persists or they become embarrassed, your doctor can help you find a speech therapist. ...Read more