Posts Tagged ‘ankyloglossia’

Individuals With Ankyloglossia Often Have Poor Jaw Stability

Do you find that individuals with ankyloglossia often have poor jaw stability because they have to move their jaw more to accommodate for the restricted tongue movement they have?

Can we stretch or lengthen the lingual frenum?

“If lingual frena could be stretched, we wouldn’t have tongue tied adults!”

Baby’s tongue sticking out of her mouth.

Today I saw a Mexican American baby 2 1/2 months old that frequently but not always has her tongue sticking out of her mouth. It reminds me of a Down’s baby, but she has no other Down Syndrome characteristics.

SLP with tongue tie and OSA

My interest is more concerning: I have a new diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (hypopneas, actually), in which the MD believes that the base of tongue is falling into the airway (and per a recent laryngoscopy, my airway is small).
When I was a child, an orthodontist offered to clip it, but I wasn’t having any difficulty with speech, and I hadn’t really figured out that my childhood sleep disruption was apnea until all these decades later.

Ankyloglossia with some symptoms missing

When there appears to be NO current obvious difficulties in the presence of a tight lingual frenulum, should one proceed with frenectomy?

Ank and palatal expansion, when to do it

I was recently referred a case where there is an obvious need for a frenectomy, she is 9 and is getting an expander TOMORROW. I need to decide to recommend she get the surgery now and take my chances with the rehab when I basically can’t do much more than mobility work while we wait 4-6 months for the expander to be removed, or wait for the frenum surgery after the expander comes off.

9 year old, /r/ problem, ankyloglossia, feeding issues

Hi Sandra, I am taking your /r/ e-course right now and have a question for you about a 9-year-old client who was diagnosed as an infant with a tongue tie but parents were advised not to have it clipped at the time. As a result, he had tremendous feeding problems which mom recalls were a […]

Thumb sucking and tongue tie, can you recommend one of your graduates?

My 3 1/2 year old daughter sucks her thumb….. A dentist separately mentioned possible frenectomy. Can you recommend someone near us to discuss these issues with?

Ankyloglossia

I was recently referred a case where there is an obvious need for a frenectomy, she is 9 and is getting an expander TOMORROW. I need to decide to recommend she get the surgery now and take my chances with the rehab…

A 4 year old with Ankyloglossia

Post frenectomy, the goals include being able to move the tongue horizontally (in and out) without touching the lower lip or teeth or seeing any lip involvement. I recommend 3Way Mouth Props as the tool to keep the mandible stable as the client learns the movement/excursion. Then the prop is slowly removed. Also, the client should be able to move from lip corner to lip corner, again without any extraneous mandibular movement.

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