Frenectomy is a dental surgery that consists of releasing the net retaining the language in the case where it would notably cause phonetic problems (children having difficulty pronouncing the sound S). In some cases, this intervention can avoid several speech therapy sessions.


The “net” is called a lip or lingual brake:

Lip brake: a small attachment connecting the lip (top and bottom) to the jawbone

Lingual brake: an attachment that connects the tongue to the jawbone

We perform a frenectomy only when the position of the brake causes slurred speech, loosening of the gums, dental malposition, etc. It should be noted that postoperative pain is minimal and most of our patients are able to resume normal activities almost immediately after surgery.

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