Need to Know: Correcting a Lisp
People who lisp often pronounce the letters ‘z’ and ‘s’ as ‘th’. There are a few reasons why someone may lisp.
- Size or position of the tongue can sometimes cause lisping.
- Some children learn the wrong pronunciation.
- Teeth which are misaligned or do not fit together well can cause a lisp.
A dentist can rule out some of the reasons for a lisp. If appropriate, a misaligned bite may be corrected with aligners or braces.
“If you or your child has a lisp, don’t overlook the underlying factors that could cause this…”