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Lip tie info please Bambi78 1 child; United Kingdom 1702 posts
5th Aug '13

My son was born with tongue tie which he had snipped at 3 days for feeding issues. We never did manage to feed however. Hes now 11 months and I noticed his top teeth were quite wide apart but its been dificult to get in there to look. Anyway long story short he has a complete upper lip tie. Only found it today so not been to the doctor yet.
Would be grateful if any of you are willing to share your experiences of this.
Im wondering if he will have any speech difficulties. It looks like he will have dental problems already. If you had this what was done about it?
TIA. Post and run sorry but will be back in a bit after my evening chores.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6821 posts
5th Aug '13

My son has it. Took him to the dr and they weren't concerned at all. IT normally rips on its own or isn't a big deal. My sons ripped alittle twice when he fell. His teeth gradually grew closer together as he got more teeth

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
5th Aug '13

I'm not an expert, but I am pretty sure some children's teeth just grow in spaced apart. They bunch together as they get more teeth. My daughter was born with tongue tie, we never got it clipped and she hasn't had any speech issues, although she is just now starting to say phrases. So, overall I think the speech thing is just a 50/50 thing just depending on severity.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
5th Aug '13

DS was tongue and lip tied...I noticed his lip tie one day when he was crying, and questioned it, and came to the conclusion that he will most likely have it snipped in a couple years (as I've seen a lot of pics of kids with horribly crooked teeth caused by it) once his teeth started coming in there was a significant gap between them....then one day he fell, hit his face on our coffee table and BAM! split his lip tie open, and now it appears his teeth are coming closer together....so, just push your kid into a coffee table and see if it corrects itself! :wink:



But seriously, I've heard of them splitting themselves by falling, more often than not. It doesn't take much, but it's still horrific to witness. DS was fine after a few minutes. Just a bit tender for the rest of the day.

Bambi78 1 child; United Kingdom 1702 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting TootsMcGoots:" DS was tongue and lip tied...I noticed his lip tie one day when he was crying, and questioned it, and ... [snip!] ... take much, but it's still horrific to witness. DS was fine after a few minutes. Just a bit tender for the rest of the day."


round or square coffee table?? Just kidding!!!
Thanks for the giggle though was feeling rather serious and now ive lightened up a bit :)

Bambi78 1 child; United Kingdom 1702 posts
5th Aug '13

Thank you for the replies all

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
5th Aug '13

My little brother is tongue and lip tied. He talks with a lisp and was in speech therapy for a while (don't know why they didn't check for it then) they found it when he was 16 years old and I took him to the dentist. He has a really bad tongue and lip tie and he was given the option to have it clipped. It's never bothered him though and my mom nursed him just fine without any problems.