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Understanding Frenectomies And Braces, And How They’re Related

April 30, 2019

While the majority of our patients are infants or very young children, we also see teenagers and older children regularly, particularly after they’ve undergone orthodontic treatment to correct their smile.

Why Do We Recommend Frenectomies?

March 13, 2019

At Colorado Tongue Tie, Dr. Witkoff specializes in the treatment of tongue and lip ties, also known as “Tethered Oral Tissues” (TOTs). For most of our patients, we recommend that tongue and lip ties be treated with frenectomies. We know that many parents have questions about whether a frenectomy is necessary for their child, so the team at Colorado Tongue Tie wants to explore this option and discuss its many benefits.

The Effects of Tongue Ties on Speech

February 18, 2019

Tongue ties, also known as ankyloglossia, occur when the range of motion of the tongue is restricted, due to overdeveloped tissue that tethers the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Without proper treatment, tongue ties can cause a number of different issues. Tongue ties can affect the bite and structure of the mouth, the ability to breastfeed, and even the ability for your child to speak properly.

Understanding The Effects Of Tongue Ties In Adulthood

January 15, 2019

While adults can get treatment for tongue ties to resolve some of these issues, the real damage is done during early childhood development. Improper formation of the jaw and teeth may be very difficult to treat in adulthood and require invasive surgery.

“Hidden” Tongue Ties: What You Need To Know

December 10, 2018

Dr. Jesse will examine your child’s mouth, identify any potential issues, and provide you with a customized treatment plan to ensure that your child’s condition is resolved safely and quickly.

Checking Your Baby For Lip/Tongue Ties: Everything You Need To Know

November 9, 2018

If your child is experiencing feeding difficulties, or has any of the other above symptoms of tongue and lip ties, come to Colorado Tongue Tie. Dr. Jesse is an expert at working with babies and infants, and he can help diagnose and treat your child, to ensure that their tongue or lip ties are removed, and that they will be able to feed and speak normally.

Can Tongue Ties Grow Back? Tongue Tie FAQs

October 11, 2018

If you or your child has symptoms of a tongue or lip tie, the best course of action is to see an expert like Dr. Jesse as soon as possible for a diagnosis. We can provide painless, fast treatment for tongue and lip ties, and we’ll monitor the success of your treatment while you heal.

The Frenectomy (Tongue Tie Release)

September 18, 2018

Why am I (or my baby) having problems with breastfeeding?

August 28, 2018

Healthy Tongues, Healthy Lives

At Colorado Tongue Tie, we want to bring comfort to you and your family by diagnosing and treating tethered oral tissues (TOTs) that affect infants, adolescents, and adults. Our procedures can correct breastfeeding issues, speech and airway problems, and neck and back pain in patients from infancy to adulthood. We use cool laser technology to ensure that our treatments are fast, effective and as painless as possible. And our team strives to create a compassionate environment where every patient feels comfortable.