Tethered Oral Tissue
At OMT of Nashville, our therapists are trained to assess the tongue & develop normal tongue functions. If there is a restricted lingual frenum or “tongue-tie” contributing to your orofacial muscle dysfunction, you will be referred to the proper doctor who will release the restriction surgically.
OMT prior to and immediately following the procedure ensures an optimal result. We will work with you to re-pattern the tongue muscles to assure maximum benefit from the procedure.
WHAT HAPPENS IF NOT TREATED
If the tongue is not able to function normally, the growth and development of the stomatognathic system is compromised. This may affect digestion, speech, breathing, dental occlusion, TMJ function, posture, sleep disordered breathing and chronic pain patterns of the head and neck.