A tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition in which the tissue connecting the patient’s tongue to the bottom of their mouth is too short or restrictive to allow normal muscle function. This can result in difficulty with breastfeeding, proper oral rest posture, swallowing, speech problems, and may even affect posture. Fortunately, this condition can be corrected with a surgical procedure called a functional frenectomy.
Although the procedure resolves the tongue tie, it does not address any other issues that a tongue tie can cause. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is important to ensure proper muscle development and functioning in the mouth and surrounding areas. The importance of pre-frenectomy and post-frenectomy exercises cannot be overstated. By incorporating them into a treatment plan, the patient can find long-term relief from the effects of their tongue tie. If you have been diagnosed with a tongue-tie or lip-tie, contact Breathworks Myofunctional Therapy for a FREE 30-minute Screening!