Joy Lantz

Tongue Tie

 

Tongue Tie

Tongue tie is a structural condition. It is caused by a shortened membrane of tissue under the tongue that attaches to the floor of the mouth. The tighter attachment makes the tongue more difficult to move around. In children, tongue tie can cause difficulties such as gagging or choking on foods, delayed speech development and dental issues. Adults can have challenges as well such as inability to open mouth wide, pain in jaws, dental health problems, speech issues, migraine headaches and neck & shoulder tension. Stretches or tongue tie release can alleviate this tension and through orofacial myofunctional therapy, proper function can be taught.

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Tongue Tie

(Before)

 

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Tongue Tie

(After)