Tethered oral tissues in young children and adults can cause many symptoms including:
Tethered oral tissues can also cause permanent changes to the face and jaws. Working with an orthodontist to correct these changes may still be necessary even with a revision.
A restricted tongue can cause difficulty with speech and eating. Working with a speech language pathologist or myofunctional therapist can help regain lost function and strengthen muscle tone in the tongue. A release in conjunction with appropriate therapy may be needed to achieve optimal results.