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Common Physical Signs in Adults:

  • Forward head posture
  • Recessed chin or jaw
  • “Long face syndrome”
  • Gummy smile 
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Dowager’s hump
  • High palate
  • “Buck” teeth
  • Overbite, underbite, or open bite
  • Forked tongue
  • Crusty lips
  • “Small” mouth
  • Narrow or misaligned jaws
  • Crooked teeth/needed braces
  • Premature wrinkles especially around the eyebrows
  • Horizontal wrinkles on Cupid’s bow’s dimple when smiling
  • Smiling with tongue resting in between teeth
  • Smiling with both upper & lower teeth or lower teeth only

Common Symptoms in Adults:

  • Neck, back & facial pain
  • Digestive issues- IBS, constipation, or reflux
  • Allergies and sinus issues
  • Sleep apnea
  • TMJ or clicking in the jaw
  • Grinding teeth
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Cavities, gum disease, or halitosis
  • Choking on liquids
  • Food trapping in the palate, gums, or cheeks
  • Issues with food textures
  • Speech difficulties when talking fast, tired, or with small amounts of alcohol
  • Difficulty or pain opening mouth wide
  • Pain or discomfort with kissing
  • Bladder issues
  • Anxiety or always feeling highly strung

If you suffer from one of the following TMJ symptoms it may be linked to your tongue tie:

TMJ and Airway Video:


Effects of Sleep Apnea Due to Tethered Oral Tissues:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight gain
  • Gastric reflux or heartburn
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Poor memory
  • Loud snoring
  • Restless sleep
  • Intermittent breathing stoppages during sleep
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Waking up with a headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hyperactivity
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Napping or Dozing off
  • Irritability & Moodiness


Obstructive Sleep Apnea is often caused by underdeveloped jaws:

An obstructed airway may present with the following symptoms:

  • Hypertension
  • Snoring
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • ADHD
  • Headaches
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Obesity
  • Depression Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Aggression

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