What You Need To Know
Lip- and tongue-ties are congenital conditions that limit the range of motion of the lips and tongue, respectively. As a result, many of our lip- and tongue-tie patients are infants. These conditions can make it difficult for the child to latch properly when feeding. Left untreated, a lip- or tongue-tie can affect speech, eating, breathing, sleeping, and appearance later in life. For example, a lip-tie can result in a gap between the upper front teeth. An adult with a tongue-tie may experience more severe issues, such as migraines, gum recession, jaw pain, or malocclusion.