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.