|A perfect smile.|
Background is necessary to understand my dental dilemma, so please bear with me while I explain.
For some years now, my right lateral incisor (I’m not sure if it’s from my point of view thus making it on the right, or from an observer’s point of view thus making it the left upper lateral incisor — no matter) has been slowly, slowly separating from its companion major front tooth. Originally, when I mentioned the problem to my dentist he more or less told me I was the only one who could see the “hair line” separation. Last week, three years later, he admitted he could understand my concern.
His solution is one month of a “simple, discreet device” from an orthodontist. OK, fine. Then, he said, “you also need to see anorthophonisteto correct your ‘th‘ problem.”
“My what?” I asked him.
“You know, everyone whose mother tongue is English is constantly saying ‘th’ words like this, that, these, those, thus, therefore (yet another th word) you really need to correct zat so zat you don’t push your tooth out again,” he explained.
|Za Voice. . .|
So, I’m thinking. . . let me get this straight: My French dentist wants me to re-learn how to pronounceth in Englishby not pressing my tongue against my front teeth and for this he’s sending me to a French (!)orthophoniste to learn how to say “za” instead of “the“?
If I follow his advice I too will be referring to one of my favorite French television programs, “The Voice” as “Za Voice” just like the vast majority of the French population.
I don’t think so.