A frenulum is a small band or fold of tissue that attaches the lips, cheeks and tongue to the jawbone.
Some people may find their frenulum interferes with their ability to brush and floss properly. They may suffer from issues such as gum recession, plaque build-up and limited tongue movements.
Your Orthodontist may request a fraenectomy to prevent crowding of your straight teeth.
Dr Chou can release the frenulum from the surrounding tissue using local anaesthesia; however, general anaesthesia is an option, which could provide extra comfort.