Everything You Need to Know About Tongue-Tie
Breastfeeding helps create normal feeding, breathing, and swallowing patterns. Because of this, it can be deduced that tongue-tie and other compensatory patterns may play a role in the development of children’s jaws. The direction and growth of this bone structure are affected by habits such as tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing, and using muscles in the cheeks and lips. An open-mouth posture, which leads to a lowered tongue posture, also influences how their jaws grow.
What It Is
Tongue-tie is an oral condition where the lingual frenum, which is the tissue connecting the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth, is unusually short, thick, or tight. This limits a person's tongue mobility. It appears in two to ten percent of babies - with a male predominance of about three is to one. Most of the time, doctors may not notice that a baby has a short lingual frenum since it is not immediately evident.
How It Will Affect Your Child
As your kid continues to grow, having tongue-tie can lead to difficulties with breastfeeding, eating, and articulating. It is important to know how this condition affects your baby’s growth.
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Get in touch with us at Myofunctional Health for additional information about tongue-tie and other orofacial myofunctional disorders. We would be more than happy to educate you about these conditions and their treatments.