Can a Dentist Help Correct A Lisp?

People who lisp have problems making ‘s’ and ‘z’ sounds and pronounce them as ‘th’ instead.

Key takeaways:

  •  A dentist can assess if a misaligned bite — an underbite or overbite — is causing the speech problems.
  •  A problem concerning size or position of tongue can also cause a lisp.
  • Some children may have learned to pronounce these letters incorrectly.

An examination of your child’s teeth and mouth can help rule out dental issues. Misaligned teeth can often be corrected with braces or aligners.

“Having a lisp can make speaking uncomfortable and can affect a child’s self-confidence as they grow up.”

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