What I don't understand is that the AAP article says the difference in the types of tongue tie is how close the frenulum is to the tip of the tongue, with the posterior being at the base of the tongue (unless I am reading it wrong, which is definitely possible). I had asked the dr if the clipping would be less painful for DD since it was a mild tongue tie and she said no because the important part to clip is at the very base of the tongue, and that is the part that is painful. So what would she have done differently if DD also had a posterior tie? And how can you have both?
I know my last question has kind of gotten lost in the thread, but I would still really like to talk about the possible consequences (if any) of the labial ties. I'm really torn on whether I want DD to go through the procedure again to have the upper labial tie clipped. It's really tight, and runs all the way through her front teeth. The doc said that often when kids are older, they will fall or something and rip that one, but that it doesn't always rip in the optimal way... so it's a toss up whether to clip or just let it resolve on it's own. I know that the lingual tie can have a lot of problems associated with it, but I wasn't sure about the labial.