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Speaking with Invisalign

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Speaking with Invisalign

As with any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign patients will face a few challenges as they become accustomed to their appliances. Here are some tips for getting used to speaking with Invisalign.


Some patients experience minor speech problems during the first couple of weeks of treatment, as they get used to their new Invisalign aligners. You might find that you speak with a slight lisp at first, or you have trouble enunciating words.

It can be really annoying, but it's a normal part of treatment. To help you get through this awkward phase a little faster, here are some tips for talking with Invisalign.

Practice

Practice speaking with correct pronunciation privately. Try to over-enunciate, and focus on the letters you find most difficult, such as S’s, T’s, D’s and C’s.

Read Aloud

Try reading out loud to yourself or to a loved one. Repeat passages that you find especially tricky.

Record Yourself

Use a handheld recorder or your phone to record your practice sessions. This will allow you to pinpoint the sounds, words and phrases you have the most difficulty with.

Speak Slowly

Take your time when you speak, and talk at a slow, relaxed pace.

Stand Up Straight

Good posture allows for proper larynx (voice box) airflow, making talking easier.

These tips should quickly get you back to speaking like you normally do.

For more information of talking with Invisalign, contact a Straight Smile Centre today!

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