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There is a prevailing attitude that kids and adults of a certain age do not need tongue-tie treatment. While the condition may not cause significant problems for some, there are other factors to consider. In particular, it is important to think about how complications from tongue tie can result in social awkwardness.

Confidence is something that develops over time. Kids tend to pick up on the slightest perceived imperfections. For example, a tongue tie may not affect speech or cause any kind of discomfort, but that doesn’t mean a child or adult won’t experience challenges.

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In many cases, a tongue is visible during actions such as speaking, eating, and drinking. As a result, the shape and movement of the tongue can become problematic. For example, licking an ice cream will look awkward, drawing unwanted attention from any onlookers.

These issues can affect self-confidence, making a person feel reluctant to engage in activities that others take for granted. The impact on mental and emotional health is enough to justify seeking treatment. However, a simple procedure will allow the child to speak, eat, and drink without feeling insecure.

Adult Social Interactions

Adult social interactions often involve frequently meeting new people. If you are tongue tied, you may feel reluctant to speak to strangers. With every new introduction, people with a tongue tie must navigate those feelings of awkwardness.

Alternatively, an adult may choose to speak openly about a tongue. This, too, can become mentally exhausting. Constantly feeling like you have to explain the shape and movement of your tongue is not the only way. You can change your life by seeking treatment from the Tongue Tie Center in South Carolina.

Tongue Tie Consultation

We welcome you to visit the South Carolina Tongue Tie Center for a consultation. Our specialists use minimally-invasive laser surgery that is safe and effective. So, whether you are the parent of a tongue tied infant or an adult, we can provide cost-effective solutions.

Call the Tongue Tie Center today and schedule an appointment. We are committed to freeing patients of the complications and stigma associated with tongue tie in South Carolina.

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

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

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