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Does Incognito brace speech impediment wear off?

Hello everybody,

I'm a 22 year-old male. I got Incognito lingual braces 5 days ago. I did a comprehensive search before I got them and I'm a little confused. Some website say speech impediment (by which I mean Lisp) wears off in 2 to 4 weeks, some site say 3 months, some site say never, some site even says there would be no speech impediment at all.

Well, I got a severe speech impediment and have difficulty with r, l, t, s, z. ( especially with r, l and t.  s and z are undetectable when I say things slow and clearly )
I'm starting to think that my speech impediment will never wear off and I'm really freaked out.   

The other thing is I have no pain at all, and I'm completely adjusted to the braces. And my speech impediment has become worse than the first day I put the braces on.
I discovered that the arcwire between my two front teeth is really close to my tongue and my tongue stucks to the arcwire when I try to say things like "o-RTH-odontist"
I also have a space between my jaws when you look from sides.

I would like to know if my speech impediment will ever wear off, or even recover a little as the days go by.
asked in Orthodontics Forum by brancherz (2 points)  

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I would say your speech will get better. I wore Damon and had a lisp with it, which was quite nasty for me, since I was a radio DJ back then and had a daily show. Even so, with some care and exercise, I was able to get it better.

Anyway ... even if you will still have a lisp, you are most likely gonna get to your old self as soon as the treatment is over, so it's only a temporary setback.
answered by dojo (111 points)  
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