Lingual braces

Will my speech be affected by lingual braces?

Whilst the benefits of lingual braces are obvious, unlike braces which attach to the front of the teeth they can sometimes cause patients to lisp and may take a little bit of getting used to.

Practice makes perfect

Often patients adapt within a couple of weeks and the more you practice talking with your lingual brace on the quicker your speech will return to normal.

Some of our patients find it useful to read the Rainbow Passage aloud several times a day. This passage was created by speech therapists and contains lots of the sound combinations found in the English language.

Rainbow Passage

When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air, they act like a prism and form a rainbow. The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colours. These take the shape of a long round arch, with its path high above, and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon. There is, according to a legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end. People look, but no one ever finds it. When a man looks for something beyond its reach, his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

If after a few weeks you are still struggling to adapt to your lingual braces, please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice.

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