When to Release a Lip Tie

lip Indications for a Lip Tie:

  • Good dental hygiene issues
  • It may result in dental caries ( due inability to clear food/debris)
  • Hypomobility of the Philtrum of the upper lip.
  • Low, thick  frenal attachment 
  • Unattractive
  • Recurrent trauma with tooth brushing
  • Presence of diastema over 2 mm 
  • Frenectomy is indicated when there is blanching in the palatal mucosa/ papilla area lip is pulled upward 
  • As part of Sleep apnea therapy 
  • Prevents recession
  • A frenum causes tooth or jaw displacement, during ortho TX