Inability to chew solid foods
Gagging, choking or vomiting foods
Difficulties related to dental hygiene
Delayed speech development
Deterioration in speech
Behavior problems
Loss of self-confidence
Development of incorrect habits

Impact on mother's milk supply

Foregoing of breastfeeding

Failure to thrive
Potentially poor bonding between baby and mother
Interruption of sleep patterns
Problems with introducing solid foods

Many babies, children and adults suffer from a condition called “Tongue Tie” or “Lip Tie.” This condition is simply the connection of two areas in the mouth by a muscular attachment called frena (the plural form of frenulum). Perhaps the most common form of tongue or lip tie is when the tongue is connected to the bottom of the mouth by a frenulum which is too short, thus restricting the normal movement of the tongue. The second area of concern is when the upper lip is connected to the gums just above the upper two front teeth. Either of these conditions can cause a variety of problems.

Inability to open the mouth widely
Inability to speak clearly
Clicking & pain in jaws
Effects on social interactions, eating out, kissing, relationships
Impact on dental health - a tendency toward inflamed gums; increased need for fillings and extractions
Potential difficulty keeping dentures in place



If left untreated.......

What is a Frenectomy?
A frenectomy is simply a procedure to release the frenulum attachment and allow normal function.

How to identify if your infant or child suffers from tongue tie or lip tie:
Poor latch when nursing
Falls asleep while attempting to latch
Unable to hold pacifier
Gumming or chewing when nursing
Poor weight gain
Unable to use a bottle

Inability to stick tongue out past the lower teeth
Difficulty pronouncing L, T, D, N, SH, TH or S sounds
Inability to touch the tongue to the roof of the mouth
Problems moving the tongue from side to side- See more at:

What is Tongue Tie & Lip Tie?