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Tongue Tie Release – My Story

A more clear view.
A more clear view.

Most of the information I had learned about adult ankyloglossia (tongue tie), was presented to me at the 2013 IATP (International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Practitioners) summit. There I learned that everyone with tethered oral tissue (TOTS) can compensate for the tension caused by tongue tie to varying degrees. For some compensation fails in infancy presenting as difficulty breastfeeding. As people with TOTs age compensation breakdown can look like feeding and swallowing difficulties (from infants to geriatrics), speech impediments, sleep apnea, as well as the symptoms I was presenting with. I became curious about my own oral function and learned a few of the criteria for diagnosing adult ankyloglossia. Which, as with infants, includes an assessment of symptoms, structure and function.

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