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Tongue Tie - Downward protrusion shows deep notching and midline groove.

Downward protrusion shows deep notching and midline groove.

Tongue Tie - Excess saliva, lower lip support, widening of tongue when protruding.

Excess saliva, lower lip support, widening of tongue when protruding.

Tongue Tie – Elevation requires both gripping by teeth and support from lower lip.

Elevation requires both gripping by teeth and support from lower lip.

Tongue Tie – Cup shaped tongue when attempting intra-oral elevation.

Cup shaped tongue when attempting intra-oral elevation.

Tongue Tie – Adult:Teeth grip tongue to stabilise it in an attempt at forward protrusion.

Adult:Teeth grip tongue to stabilise it in an attempt at forward protrusion.

Tongue Tie – Attempting lateral lick; 1/2 tongue lifts showing frenum and a lesion.

Attempting lateral lick; 1/2 tongue lifts showing frenum and a lesion.

Tongue Tie – Lateral lick, tongue flips over in a bizarre movement, salivary profusion.

Lateral lick, tongue flips over in a bizarre movement, salivary profusion.

Tongue Tie – Fan shaped frenum, reaches alveolar ridge, tilting lower incisors.

Fan shaped frenum, reaches alveolar ridge, tilting lower incisor

Tongue Tie - Adult frenum, thick & short, with small tongue during elevation.

Adult frenum, thick & short, with small tongue during elevation.

Tongue Tie - No notch as frenum does not reach margin, small point made with effort.

No notch as frenum does not reach margin, small point made with effort.

Tongue Tie - Bulky tongue in protrusion fills oral space, held tightly by lips.

Bulky tongue in protrusion fills oral space, held tightly by lips.

Tongue Tie - Diastema between lower incisors caused by frenum pulling on teeth.

Diastema between lower incisors caused by frenum pulling on teeth.

Tongue Tie - Typical heart-shaped tongue held on lower lip, pointing impossible.

Typical heart-shaped tongue held on lower lip, pointing impossible.

Tongue Tie - Heart-shaped tongue attempting lateralisation, gripped to stabilise.

Heart-shaped tongue attempting lateralisation, gripped to stabilise.

tTongue Tie - Heart-shaped tongue, attempting protrusion.

Heart-shaped tongue, attempting protrusion.

Tongue Tie - Frenum reaches margin and pulls tongue under, no pointing possible.

Frenum reaches margin and pulls tongue under, no pointing possible.

 
 
Tongue Tie Example
Tongue Tie

An example of a tongue tie in a 7-year old girl where a short frenum pulls down the tongue, restricts it from moving freely and prevents the formation of a tongue tip.

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The Book
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“Tongue Tie – from Confusion to Clarity” by Carmen Fernando is the first and only comprehensive publication to bring together all aspects of Tongue Tie.

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