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A tongue tie with children is often played down because the symptoms are expected to disappear over time. However, those who suffer from the condition may see things differently. Any time that a child has to deal with additional challenges, there is a chance that he or she will have to struggle in order to achieve milestones.

Imagine if you started off at a lower level compared to your peers? Struggling to catch up is a challenge that immediately springs to mind. Children deserve to compete on a level playing ground. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always deal equally valued cards.

Speech Delays

When a tongue tie results in speech delay, your child may struggle to communicate. This says nothing about intelligence and development and everything about unfair disadvantage. A tongue tie can rob a child of a voice that may otherwise have plenty to say.

Your child’s worth is not measurable in how many words they can convey. However, a system that is designed to measure progress based on established milestones can say differently. Correcting a tongue tie early can free children from unnecessary constraints.

Social Awkwardness

Imagine living in a world where everybody is excited but you cannot join in. It is often the case that tongue tied children cannot keep up with the chatter of their peers. Everybody is animated and has plenty to say. Meanwhile, there are children who are left out of the conversation because of unavoidable speech delays or impediments.

This can lead to loss of confidence and reluctance to engage with peers. Constant rejection is not a foreign concept for tongue tied children. The challenge is making those inroads despite the specters of what is often a childhood affliction. Alternatively, parents can choose to seek treatment when a child is young.

Tongue Tie Consultation

If you are concerned about how a tongue tie may affect your child’s life, South Carolina Tongue Tie Center can offer solutions. We offer treatment that is effective and offers long lasting relief from any physical or psychological symptoms.

Contact our SC offices today to book a consultation to see if your child needs treatment.

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

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

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