Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties
Infants can be born with a tongue-tie or lip-tie that restricts their ability to nurse, swallow, breathe and chew. These two conditions deal with an infant’s tongue or lips being attached to the mouth with excessive connective tissue, making it difficult for the child to eat. Nearly 10% of all infants in the U.S. are born with either tongue-tie or lip-tie, and many parents don’t even notice that it’s there. Infant frenectomies are available for little ones that suffer from these issues, and it releases the frenulum under the tongue or upper lip to improve movement. Find out what to expect with an infant frenectomy and how it can improve your baby’s eating ability with this guide!