Tongue Ties

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The 3 T’s

The foundation of optimal oral development rests on three critical factors: the space available for the tongue, the muscle tone of the tongue, and the ability of the tongue to freely rest at the roof of the mouth. Together, they influence speech, swallowing, and even facial growth.
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Indications and Treatments

A tongue-tie occurs when the fold of tissue under the child’s tongue (the lingual frenulum) restricts movement, potentially affecting feeding, speech, and oral development. Recognizing it early is key to addressing potential challenges.

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What Is A Functional Frenuloplasty? 

Functional Frenuloplasty is an advanced treatment for tongue-tie, enhancing not just the release but also the function of the tongue. It’s a more comprehensive treatment that involves myofunctional therapy to ensure optimal outcomes.
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What is OMT?

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) encompasses exercises that train the oral and facial muscles to function correctly, aiding in breathing along with chewing and speech. We use OMT in conjunction with treatments like frenuloplasty.

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What Is An Infant Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a precise procedure to release a tongue-tie that can significantly improve an infant’s ability to feed effectively and comfortably.
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Feeding Specialists

Feeding specialists help babies with tongue ties or other oral issues achieve proper nutrition by addressing the underlying causes of their feeding challenges.