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  • Writer's pictureShaina Rafkin

When is the best time to release a tongue tie?

Releasing a tongue tie is not something we typically need to rush into. Patients get much better results when we take the time to look at the whole picture, assess and treat function, and determine an optimal time for release.

Here are some reasons when a patient is NOT yet ready for frenectomy:

👅Mother is in pain

👅The family is stressed/overwhelmed

👅Oral aversions or sensory sensitivities

👅There is not enough tongue space

👅There is tension and tightness in the body

👅The child is in a state of dysregulation

👅Not enough time or energy to follow through with stretches afterward

Since each person is unique, the optimal time will look different for each patient. That's why it's so important to make sure you are working with providers who are knowledgeable and well trained in tongue ties.

Have you ever been rushed to get released?

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