While many pediatric professionals are familiar with a tongue-tie, the illusive lip-tie hides in plain sight beneath the upper lip. I’d like to encourage my fellow SLPs to just flip the lip of every single kiddo whenever assessing the oral cavity. Help increase general knowledge among professionals on different types of upper lip-ties by raising awareness of how they may impact the developmental process of feeding.
Our Journey with Lip and Tongue Tie - Before/After Photo. The photo on the left is an upper lip tie before laser revision. Lip ties can cause breastfeeding problems as well as digestive issues (often resulting in sleep difficulty), jaw misalignment, speech problems, tooth decay, and more.
Tip Back That Tongue! The Posterior Tongue Tie and Feeding Challenges