Frenulum

A FRENULUM THAT IS TOO SHORT CAN CAUSE PHONETIC PROBLEMS

Painless tongue frenulum surgery

Frenulum

An excessively short tongue frenulum, also known as ankyloglossia or "tongue tie", can cause a number of problems in pronunciation. The most common one affects the pronunciation of the letter "r" and is referred to as rhotacism. It can also lead to problems related to the shape and configuration of the teeth.

To solve this problem, we perform a simple intervention involving the enlargement of the frenulum by means of a laser or a special electric scalpel with an ultrafine tip. This allows us to avoid puncture injuries and to achieve a fast, blood-free and painless intervention during which the tongue frenulum is completely liberated.

Normal frenulum

Pathological frenulum

Upper lip frenulum

It consists of a fold of the upper lip which connects the upper lip to the gum. If it is too large and thick, it causes a separation of the upper incisors as it pushes between them. This results in an aesthetic problem called diastema. In extreme cases, it may also cause difficulty moving the upper lip as well as phonetic alterations in children.

In general, it corrects itself as the child grows and the shape of the lip frenulum changes. If that is not the case, however, a simple intervention involving the removal of the lip frenulum is recommended.

Upper lip frenulum