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A frenulum is a cord of tissue or membrane that connects semi-mobile body components, tethering them in place. In the mouth, both the tongue and the upper lip have a frenulum that connects these moving components to their base. When frenulums are too short or too stiff, they can restrict movement and are called ties. Both tongue-ties and lip-ties can impact mouth movement, which can affect eating, speech and other functions. South Carolina Tongue Tie Center is your source for tongue and lip-tie treatment for infants, children and adults.

Tongue and lip-ties are a common congenital trait which can be related to genetics. With the tongue-tie, the cord that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth is too short, restricting the movement. In infants, this can impact their ability to breastfeed, and as the child grows older, it can affect their speech and other functions. The upper lip-tie connects the lip to the gums. A stiff or thick lip-tie can also impact nursing for infants and impact tooth growth for children, along with other symptoms.

Treatment for Tongue and Lip-Ties

When a tongue-tie or lip-tie make it difficult for infants to eat or are impacting speech or other functions in children or adults, treatment may be necessary. South Carolina Tongue Tie Center offers minimally-invasive, quick laser treatment for infants, kids and adults with lip and tongue-ties. To learn more about how these conditions affect the health and well-being of those born with this condition and the treatment available, visit the following pages on our website:

If you or your child has a tongue-tie or lip-tie and you want to explore treatment options, contact us at South Carolina Tongue Tie Center. We offer fast and non-invasive tongue-tie and lip-tie release procedures at our clinic in Charleston.

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South Carolina Tongue Tie Center

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  • 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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