Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue's range of motion. This is an abnormality that occurs in approximately 3 to 5% of the population. A person who has tongue-tie might have difficulty sticking out their tongue. Tongue-tie can also affect the way a child eats, speaks and swallows, as well as interfere with breast-feeding.
Normally, the tongue is loosely attached to the base of the mouth with a piece of skin called the lingual frenulum. In babies with tongue-tie, this piece of skin is unusually short and tight, restricting the tongue's movement. This prevents the baby from nursing properly and also causes problems for the mother.
Babies with tongue-tie aren't able to open their mouths wide enough to latch on to their mother's breast properly. Tongue tie can also be an issue in older children and adults creating dental, orthodontic and speech articulation issues.
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