People with tongue-tie may have difficulty moving their tongue freely and may struggle with certain speech sounds that require tongue movement, such as "l," "r," and "th." They may also have difficulty swallowing, chewing, and performing other oral motor tasks.
If you think you or a loved one may have tongue-tie and are experiencing difficulty with oral motor function, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional, such as a dentist or speech-language pathologist, for a proper evaluation and treatment recommendations.
In some cases, tongue-tie can be treated with a simple surgical procedure called a frenotomy, which involves snipping the lingual frenulum to release the tongue.
Other treatment options, such as speech therapy or myofunctional therapy, may be recommended to improve oral motor skills and address any related speech or feeding issues.