Tongue- and lip-tie are both caused by a tight frenulum, a cord of tissue connecting one oral structure to another. The tightness prevents proper freedom of motion, making everything from swallowing, to eating, to speaking more difficult.
A safe, simple procedure called a frenectomy “releases” the restriction of the tissue – freeing your child’s mouth to function normally.
STATE-OF-THE-ART TREATMENT FOR TONGUE-TIE AND LIP-TIE
Frenectomy treatment tends to be highly effective. At The Dental Ark and Stevenson’s Dental Ark, we treat tongue- and lip-ties with advanced WaterLase technology!
If your baby is not gaining weight, or if you are suffering acute pain from breastfeeding, it may be a sign of tongue- or lip-tie. Frenectomy often immediately solves breastfeeding woes for mother and baby in cases of tongue- or lip-tie.
The earlier tongue- and lip-tie are treated, the better.