My dentist says I have a tongue tie. Why should I have this treated?
A tongue tie is when the muscle attachment under the tongue (the frenulum) develops improperly, causing limited movement of the tongue. When this connection is too short, too thin or too tight, the tongue cannot be used properly, creating health consequences.
A normal tongue frenulum allows the tongue, when the mouth is closed, to rest on the top of the mouth with the tip touching the back of the top front teeth. When it is not able to properly rest and move freely it can create a number of problems, which can be silent or recognizable.