Tongue tie in children “Pediatric tongue tie specialist”


Tongue tie, commonly referred to as “Ankyloglossia”, is a string of tissue called frenulum. This frenulum connects the underside of the tongue to the mouth’s floor and can be seen under the tongue through a mirror. The frenulum tissue can restrict the movements of the tongue and cause problems with language and speech disorders in children, Swallowing, Eating and Chewing, Drinking, Breathing, Jaw growth, Posture and Digestion.

tongue tie in toddlers


Pediatric lip tie is a similar band of tissue called the labial frenulum. This band of tissues adheres the lip to the gums at a level much higher than normal. This can lead to a gap in between upper front teeth, cavities, inability to close the lips without strain, and speech difficulties

Lip tie in toddlers


While there are various theories and research behind it, the exact causes of tongue ties in children are not known yet. Researchers suggest that the tongue tie may be hereditary or due to a defect in cellular apoptosis. Additionally, boys have been found to be more susceptible to having a tongue tie.

Symptoms of Tongue Tie in Children

Symptoms In Toddler

Bruised (or) bleeding nipple

Infected nipples / breast / mastitis

Clicking sounds while feeding

Short sleep episodes

Food in faeces


Delayed speech

Difficulty in brushing upper front teeth

Gags easily

Children’s Tongue Tie Symptom

Forward neck and shoulder posture

Sluggish eater / Picky eater / Slow eater

Frequent cold, cough & allergies

Digestive problems – refluxes, colic

Grinding teeth at night

Restlessness & lack of attention

Day time sleepiness / Hyperactivity

History of difficulty in breastfeeding

Speech defects in children


A tongue tie in children is usually found when assessing the causes of picky eating, oral habits, and speech defects in children. A tongue tie cannot be diagnosed by seeing if the child can stick out the tongue outside the mouth. The evidence-based current approach shows that a comprehensive functional assessment of the tongue is essential. To accurately diagnose tongue ties in children, it is essential to see a pediatric tongue tie specialist.

Talk to a Pediatric Tongue Tie Specialist Near Me


A Pediatric tongue tie specialist determines the right tongue tie treatment option after considering several factors, such as,

The child’s medical history

Clinical examination

The severity of the condition

After a thorough history taking and clinical examination, depending on the severity of the condition the treatment is advised. In our practice we use the Functional Frenuloplasty procedure to release tongue ties for toddlers, children and adults. This unique and functional approach to tongue ties was established by globally renowned ENT & sleep surgeon Dr. Soroush Zaghi of Breathe Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Ankita Shah has trained for this approach under Dr. Zaghi and is India’s only Ambassador of The Breathe Institute.

The success of this practice is based on our ability to provide a complete and effective release of tethered oral tissues (fascia) by incorporating a multidisciplinary protocol that integrates myofunctional therapy (and sometimes physical therapy) both before, during, and after surgery. Our tongue-tie release procedure is based on precision: releasing the appropriate extent of tissues for maximal relief; not too much, and not too little. This is what sets our pediatric tongue tie specialist team apart. For those looking for a pediatric tongue tie specialist near me, you have come to the right place.

Dr. Ankita Shah
Dr. Shah is the Only Indian Ambassador of
The Breathe Institute
Trained in the Functional Frenuloplasty
Procedure by Dr. Soroush Zaghi

Dr. Ankita Shah

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