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.

Key takeaways:

  • 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…”