WHAT ARE ORAL RESTRICTIONS?
Upper lip tie (upper labial frenum) is the piece of connective tissue on the inside of your upper lip. When the connective tissue is too thick or too stiff, it can keep the upper lip from moving freely. This condition is called a restricted lip tie.
Tongue-tie, (short lingual frenum ) or partial ankyloglossia, is an inherited condition in which the connective tissue on the underside of the tongue is too tight or too short. It keeps the tongue from performing its full range of motion and can thereby affect infant feeding, eating, chewing, speech, orofacial and dental arch development, and it can affect breathing pattern if left untreated for too long. However, a tongue tie has different impact on different individuals. Some individuals may have more problems than others, whereas others may not experience any of these.