One of many hurdles you come by trying to understand you or your child’s tongue tie is the language. To help you overcome this we have explained the most commonly used terms in our tongue tie glossary below. If you find something missing, please let us know in the comments.


The procedure of caring for the wound after treatment. Aftercare consist of both stretches, massage and bodywork and is a crucial part of treating a tongue-, lip- or buccal tie.

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This is the medical term for tongue tie.


A bodyworker is a professional who has a hands-on license to touch and extensive continuing education hours in CranioSacral therapy, Myofascial release, etc. A licensed professional may be an occupational, physical or speech therapist, chiropractor, osteopath, nurse, massage therapist, among others.

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Buccal tie

A term describing when the connective tissue on the sides of the mouth connecting the cheeks to skull bones and jaw, is too tight, short, hard or inflexible.