It will depend on the severity of the lip tie – if you are at all worried, get a second opinion. Lip ties normally indicate tongue ties – has your little one been checked for that? The tongue tie is likely to cause more issues than the lip tie (again, depending on the severity, tongue ties can affect speech, the ability to clean your own teeth with your tongue, the ability to chew food properly, etc). I had a lip tie that had to be cut when I was a teenager because it kept separating my front teeth and causing a huge gap (mum thinks I may have had a tongue tie when I was born, but in those days the midwives used to cut them as a matter of course without raising the issue – and in the old days they used to do it with their fingernails!).
Published 17th October 2019