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Full lip tie? MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 4621 posts
status 16th Nov '12

Do I need to be concerned about this? It looks like a lip tie if i'm right, and it is attached to the bottom of his gum. Will it resolve on its own or do I need to have a surgery for him? He breastfeeds just fine :)



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Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22089 posts
16th Nov '12

Is it on the top lip? I don't know, I wouldn't want to do surgery if it wasn't affecting anything, but I'd have to research it.

Lara +2 2 kids; Wasilla, Alaska 7720 posts
16th Nov '12

My niece has that. She has to wait till 2 and get it cut

Jo&M 2 kids; Delaware 3311 posts
16th Nov '12

My SO, DS and DD all have it. It hasn't caused them any problems, but SO had his cut in the 6th grade because his teeth had such a big gap.



I've heard of a few people who knew it to cause a problem with their child breastfeeding, and a few who say it didn't cause problems at all.



Typically though it is only removed for cosmetic purposes.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
16th Nov '12

I have that - I never knew people didn't have it lol

Hey Due July 1; TTC since Jan 2008; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3421 posts
16th Nov '12

Damon is 3 and he still has it, it's normal

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 4621 posts
status 16th Nov '12

can it cause problems later in life? what about if he ever needs braces? will it present issues then?

Jo&M 2 kids; Delaware 3311 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Natural Goddess Mommy:" can it cause problems later in life? what about if he ever needs braces? will it present issues then?"


It can cause spacing problems. SO had his cut when his adult teeth came in; he had a gap that was an inch wide. When it was cut, his teeth came together and eliminated the need for braces.
I've never heard of it causing any problems other than the spacing between the front teeth, which is just a cosmetic problem. I guess if the person had crowding problems as well, it could make it worse and increase the severity of the crooked teeth.

MissMommy04! 4 kids; Eau Claire, Wisconsin 2939 posts
20th Nov '12

My daughter had a very thick lip tie. We had it clipped when she had tubes put in her ears, she had a few stitches but the huge gap between her front teeth went away within a few months. It was crazy.