Yesterday my orthodontist fitted me with my Invisalign trays! In this video below I share a bit of my experience. I have a new appreciation for how hard my articulation patients work for me!
As you can see I have a bit of a lisp and now after I watched the video I notice just how different even my oral structure looks!
If anyone has any suggestions or comments on how to better my articulation that would be wonderful! I'm sure I will adapt in time but as with many other SLP mindsets I like work on fixing it now! I think the challenging part for me is there is actually an appliance in the way of my tongue and that even if I move my tongue into different positions the airflow still travels partially through my Invisalign retainer. Crazy! Leave comments!
Another challenge is the pain! Tooth pain is not terrible by any means but the retainer is cutting into my gums and my tongue, thus making it very challenging to talk...which I'm an SLP....part of my job! Yikes!
Here is a better picture of the "anchors" I was talking about! There are not my teeth - I just found this picture on the web so you all could have a better idea of what I was talking about. My anchors are a bit different, I have 17 - the majority of them are on my bottom teeth.