Tongue & Lip Tie Procedures

A frenum is a cord of tissue that helps your mouth move and function properly. While our mouths have a few different kinds of frena, the most well-known are the labial and lingual. Your labial frenum connects your lips to your gums. This is more commonly known as a lip tie. Your lingual frenum ties your tongue to the floor of your mouth and is better known as a tongue tie.

As babies develop, the frena should thin so that the lips and tongue can move properly. However, in some cases, one or both frena remain too thick and tight, causing long-term problems with feeding and speech.

The good news is, tongue and lip ties can both be fixed. Even better, this is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes. Most patients experience an immediate improvement.