If you’re looking for a trusted and 5* rated tongue-tie treatment expert near you in the UK, our highly experienced specialist team will be happy to help.
Led by the renowned specialist orthodontist Dr Steffen Decker, we have extensive knowledge and expertise in pediatric and adult tongue-tie treatment, using the latest technology for the intervention.
A tongue-tie is a condition in which the tongue’s movement is restricted due to a tight or thick band of tissue (lingual frenulum) that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This condition can affect infants, children, and adults and can cause a variety of symptoms, including difficulties with breastfeeding, speech, and eating.
In terms of speech, a tongue tie can affect the ability to produce certain sounds, such as “t”, “d”, “l” and “r”, which can result in speech difficulties and pronunciation problems.
In addition, a tongue tie can affect eating, leading to difficulties with chewing and swallowing certain foods. It can also cause problems with oral hygiene, as the restricted movement of the tongue may make it difficult to clean the teeth and gums properly.
If left untreated, a tongue tie can have long-term detrimental effects on a person’s overall oral health and quality of life. Treatment options for tongue-tie include surgical intervention, which can help to release the frenulum and improve tongue movement.
Tongue-tie release, also known as frenectomy, is a simple procedure that involves snipping or releasing the frenulum, the small band of fibrous tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
This procedure can offer several potential benefits, including:
Tongue-tie can make it difficult to clean the mouth and tongue properly, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Tongue tie release can improve tongue mobility and make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
In some cases, tongue tie can contribute to snoring and obstructive sleep aponea, a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Tongue-tie release can improve tongue mobility and help reduce these symptoms.
For individuals with severe tongue tie, the condition can impact their quality of life, affecting their ability to eat, speak, and socialize comfortably. Tongue-tie release can improve tongue mobility and may help improve quality of life for individuals with this condition.
It’s important to note that tongue tie release is not always necessary or appropriate for everyone with a tongue-tie, and the decision to undergo this procedure should be made in consultation with a healthcare professional.
Our adult anterior tongue-tie treatment is done in combination with myofunctional therapy. If the case is too complex we can refer you to a Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist.
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