Last updated April 13, 2023
Doctor, I am thinking of starting mouthpiece orthodontics, but I am worried because I have heard that it will worsen my smoothness.
In fact, what do you think?
Yes, I agree. Certainly, wearing a mouthpiece can make you less smooth.
However, this is due to the foreign body of the mouthpiece,It is common for it to become less of a concern over timeIt is.
Why mouthpiece orthodontics can cause a smooth tongue.
Time to get used to the new system
Tips on how to get used to it quickly
We will talk about
- Mouthpiece orthodontics may cause smoothness until you get used to it.
- Why is it hard to speak? Why does mouthpiece orthodontics make it hard to speak smoothly?
- Time to get used to mouthpiece orthodontic gliding
- Tips for getting used to a smooth tongue quickly with mouthpiece orthodontics
- Don't worry about the smoothness of the mouthpiece orthodontics, you'll get used to it.
Mouthpiece orthodontics may cause smoothness until you get used to it.
The mouth is so sensitive that just a hair or a fine thread of dust can cause a foreign body sensation.
Therefore,Until you get used to mouthpiece orthodontics, you may experience difficulty speaking and slurring your speech due to the foreign body sensation.
But once you get used to it,Basically, mouthpiece orthodontics does not cause extremely poor gliding.
In fact, celebrities with mouthpiece braces have been seen appearing on TV and YouTube while wearing the mouthpiece.
Entertainers, including idols, singers, and comedians of all kinds, are rarely seen as smooth when they are seen speaking or singing.
Why is it hard to speak? Why does mouthpiece orthodontics make it hard to speak smoothly?
Until you become accustomed to mouthpiece orthodontics, you may find it difficult to speak with a smooth tongue for the following reasons
- Because the mouthpiece changes the position of your tongue when you speak.
- Because you may unintentionally open your mouth and dry your mouth.
- Mouthpiece does not fit.
- Mouthpiece is not being used correctly.
- It could be a matter of feelings.
Because it changes the position of the tongue when you speak.
Pronunciation when speaking is produced by the tongue, teeth, and lips.
If you cover your teeth with a mouthpiece,Because the position and area where the tongue meets the teeth changes, it is easy to feel that the tongue is not smooth until you get used to it.It is.
In particular, the tongue is involved in the pronunciation of the sa, ta, la, and na lines.
Young and old.
Words containing the "sa," "ta," "la," and "na" lines, such as "" and "", can be particularly difficult to pronounce.
Because you may unintentionally open your mouth and dry your mouth.
Until people become accustomed to mouthpiece orthodontics, they tend to leave their mouths open more often due to the foreign body sensation.
When you are nervous or impatient, your mouth becomes dry and it is difficult to speak.
In the same way, if you keep your mouth open.The mouth may become dry and the lips may get stuck in the mouthpiece, resulting in poor gliding.
Mouthpiece does not fit.
If after a couple of weeks or so you still feel that your tongue is not smooth,The mouthpiece may not fit.
The mouthpiece used in mouthpiece orthodontics is very thin, about 0.5 mm, and is made to fit the teeth perfectly.
It also has a smooth, snag-free shape that, once accustomed to it, has little effect on gliding.
If the mouthpiece does not fit properly, the feeling of a foreign body will be greater and the tongue will not glide smoothly, so consult your orthodontist if you are concerned.
Mouthpiece is not being worn correctly.
If the mouthpiece is not worn correctly, the foreign body may feel more foreign, which can lead to poor gliding.
The mouthpiece is designed to fit snugly against the teeth when properly fitted.
If there is a large foreign body sensation or if the mouthpiece is partially floating in some areas, check to see if it is properly fitted.
It could be a matter of feelings.
Even though getting used to wearing a mouthpiece has little effect on gliding, some people find it difficult to improve because "getting used to it" has a lot to do with personal feelings.
If you are concerned that you will always be smooth, ask your family and friends, or use your smartphone to record and listen to your own conversations.
Even if you think you are not smooth, it is often not so bad just because you have difficulty speaking.It is.
Time to get used to mouthpiece orthodontic gliding
How long does it take to get used to gliding with mouthpiece orthodontics?Generally, it is said to take 1 to 2 weeks.
Causes of poor gliding include the foreign body sensation caused by the mouthpiece, which changes the position of the tongue during pronunciation, dry mouth, and unfamiliarity with how to wear the mouthpiece.
Just hang in there at first, as it often improves naturally as you get used to wearing the mouthpiece after about a week or two.
Tips for getting used to a smooth tongue quickly with mouthpiece orthodontics
The following are some tips to help you get used to gliding quickly with mouthpiece orthodontics
- Practice speaking while wearing the mouthpiece.
- Practice pronunciation of the "sa", "ta", "na", and "la" lines
- Exercise the muscles around the mouth with Aibe exercises.
Practice speaking while wearing the mouthpiece.
To get used to it quickly,Practice speaking with the mouthpiece on as much as possible.
If you are concerned about your slurred speech, you can tell the person you are talking to that you are in mouthpiece orthodontics and may have difficulty hearing, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Few people have a bad impression of orthodontic treatment.
Practice pronunciation of the "sa", "ta", "na", and "la" lines
Get used to it,It is a good idea to practice pronunciation of the "sa, ta, na, and la" lines, which are easily affected by wearing a mouthpiece.
First, search the Internet to objectively check the correct position of the tongue when pronouncing the sa, t, na, and la lines.
Then, with the mouthpiece in place, pronounce each sound one at a time, being aware of the correct position of the tongue for pronouncing the sa, ta, na, and la lines.
As you get used to it, practice words that contain the "sa," "ta," "na," and "la" lines, as well as fast speech.
Exercise the muscles around the mouth with Aibe exercises.
Aiube exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles around the mouth, making it easier to close the lips.
The lips are easier to close, preventing poor gliding due to dry mouth and mouthpiece.
How to do Aibe Exercises
Pronounce "ah" with your mouth wide open.
Pronounce "yee"-chi with your mouth wide open to the side.
Pronounce the word "uh" with your lips thrust forward.
Pronounce "bee" with tongue protruding downward.
Repeat 1-4 10 times a day.
Don't worry about the smoothness of the mouthpiece orthodontics, you'll get used to it.
With mouthpiece orthodontics, the foreign body sensation when the mouthpiece is put on may cause difficulty in speaking.
At first, I am concerned,Basically, it takes a week or two to get used to it, so let's see how it goes.
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