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Parenthood is a wonderous journey filled with joy but comes with a range potential challenges. For some infants, one such challenge is a condition known as lip tie.

This condition occurs when the thin piece of skin beneath the upper lip, called the frenulum, restricts the movement of the lip. While lip ties are common, they can significantly impact an infant’s overall well-being.

Breastfeeding Difficulties:

One of the main concerns linked to lip tie is the difficulty it poses during breastfeeding. The restricted upper lip movement can make it difficult for the infant to latch onto the breast properly. This limitation can result in a shallow latch, causing discomfort for the mother and inadequate milk transfer for the baby.

The South Carolina Tongue Tie Center specializes in identifying and addressing lip ties and supporting mothers and infants struggling with breastfeeding.

Inadequate Weight Gain:

Due to the challenges posed by lip tie during breastfeeding, infants may experience inadequate weight gain. Proper nutrition is crucial for a baby’s growth and development.

When feeding becomes a struggle, it can have long-term consequences. The South Carolina Tongue Tie Center addresses these issues early on, ensuring that infants receive the nutrition they need for optimal growth.

Speech Development Delays:

The impact of lip tie extends beyond the infant years, potentially affecting speech development as the child grows. The limited movement of the upper lip can interfere with the correct formation of sounds, leading to speech delays.

Early intervention by South Carolina Tongue Tie Center specialists can help mitigate these concerns and support healthy speech development.

Dental Issues:

Lip ties can contribute to dental problems as the child grows older. The restriction in lip movement may affect oral hygiene and proper dental care.

Addressing lip ties early on can prevent potential issues such as misalignment of teeth and difficulty maintaining good oral health.

Social and Emotional Impact:

Beyond the physical implications, a lip tie can also have social and emotional effects on the child. Difficulties in breastfeeding, speech delays, and potential dental issues can contribute to frustration and self-esteem issues as the child grows older.

The compassionate care the South Carolina Tongue Tie Center provides aims to address these concerns, ensuring a positive and supportive environment for both the child and the family.

Lip Tie Consultation & Treatment:

Recognizing the impact of lip tie on an infant’s well-being is the first step toward seeking appropriate care. The South Carolina Tongue Tie Center specializes in identifying and treating lip ties, offering support to families navigating the challenges associated with this condition.

Parents can promote optimal development and create a positive foundation for their child’s overall health and well-being by addressing lip tie early on.

Call the South Carolina Tongue Tie Center today to book a consultation. We can assess your infant and provide treatment recommendations.

Posted on behalf of South Carolina Tongue Tie Center

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: 843-654-0459


Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 2pm

Our Patient Reviews

South Carolina Tongue Tie Center

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 5 reviews

  • Talia H.

    Great experience with my visit to Dr. McPhearson and Carrie, hygienist. Dr. McPhearson is so patient, kind, and a perfectionist. She cares deeply that you have a great dental visit every time.

  • Maham A.

    I saw Dr. Caitlin McPherson and she is absolutely amazing. Not only does she make sure that everything is beautiful and functional, but she also treats every patient and their concerns with the utmost kindness.

  • Frankie W.

    Dr. McPherson is absolutely the best I highly recommend her and her team for all of your dental needs.

  • Phillip R.

    Everyone is so nice and they all seem to have good comradery. Mallory, Taylor, and Dr. Caitlin McPherson definitely know what they're doing!

  • Kyle A.

    The staff is always friendly & Dr McPherson does a great job every time!

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