Speech defect and orthodontics: a contemporary review.

  title={Speech defect and orthodontics: a contemporary review.},
  author={Umal Hiralal Doshi and Wasundhara A Bhad-Patil},
  journal={Orthodontics : the art and practice of dentofacial enhancement},
  volume={12 4},
In conjunction with the lips, tongue, and oropharynx, the teeth play an important role in the articulation of consonants via airflow obstruction and modification. Therefore, along with these articulators, any orthodontic therapy that changes their position may play a role in speech disorders. This paper examines the relevant studies and discusses the difficulties of scientific investigation in this area. The ability of patients to adapt their speech to compensate for most handicapping occlusion… CONTINUE READING
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