The elastic tissue that holds the tongue at the lower jaw is called the frenum. This structure is required for mobility of the tongue, for the regulation of food intake and respiration. Plastic of the frenum of the tongue is required in case of its abnormal position in the mouth. Usually it is attached not to the middle part of the tongue, but to its tip. In adults, it causes speech disorders, in children - difficulty in suckling, malocclusion and difficulties with food intake. Oral Surgeons in Illinois can correct position of frenum of the tongue. This operation is performed under local anesthesia, and sutures dissolve on its own. It is important to follow the recommendations of a surgeon after operation: limiting conversations and intake of hard food.