Tongue And Lip Tie FAQs

At Colorado Tongue Tie, our mission is to support families facing tongue or lip tie issues. We offer treatments and resources that can help reduce or eliminate symptoms related to these conditions.

Why Am I Having Trouble Breastfeeding?

A tongue tie can affect a baby's ability to latch during breastfeeding. We understand the emotional impact this can have. We offer treatments and therapies that may help improve this essential bonding experience.

Colorado Tongue Tie offers life-changing treatment for your child that makes this connection possible. If you are a nursing mother experiencing difficulties, call us today at (720) 507-0077 to schedule a consultation.

What Is A Tongue/Lip Tie?

Tongue and lip ties, medically known as ankyloglossia and labial frenulum tie respectively, involve the abnormal development of the tissue bands in the mouth. For tongue ties, the band of tissue, called the lingual frenulum, connecting the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is unusually short or tight. This can restrict the tongue's movement, impacting actions like breastfeeding, speaking, and swallowing.

Lip ties occur when the tissue that attaches the upper lip to the gums is overly tight or thick, possibly hindering proper lip movement and affecting breastfeeding or bottle feeding in infants.

When is A Tongue Tie Revision the Recommended Treatment?

Treatment for tongue and lip ties at Colorado Tongue Tie involves a thorough evaluation to identify any functional issues, such as difficulties in feeding for infants, speech challenges, or other oral problems. Assessment may include input from pediatric dentists, lactation consultants, speech therapists, myofunctional therapists and other specialists. In each case, we strive to use the best resources available to determine the most effective treatment plan, which may include a frenectomy procedure or other interventions. This personalized approach ensures that each patient receives care tailored to their specific needs and the severity of their condition.

Is Tongue Tie Treatment Painful?

Our treatments, including the use of CO2 laser technology, are designed to be minimally invasive. We aim to make the procedure as precise and comfortable as possible in the minimal amount of time for our patients.

What is Multidisciplinary Care and Why is it Important for Tongue and Lip Ties?

Multidisciplinary care involves collaboration among various healthcare professionals to address complex conditions like tongue and lip ties. This approach is vital as it ensures comprehensive evaluation and treatment. It can include input from pediatric dentists, lactation consultants, speech therapists, myofunctional therapists and other specialists. By integrating different expertise, multidisciplinary care offers a well-rounded treatment plan tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Not all tongue and lip ties cause functional problems or cause functional problems that will necessarily be resolved with treatment. Our thorough examinations of our patients and collaborative efforts with other dental and medical professionals' aids greatly in our diagnosis and treatment recommendations for each individual patient.

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