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Help your child eat, sleep, and speak better.

We use advanced laser technology to fully release your child’s tongue-tie in a precise, quick, and sedation-free procedure.

One tiny string can be a serious pest.

Does your infant…
  • Struggle to nurse or take a bottle?
  • Leak milk from his or her mouth while eating?
  • Make clicking or smacking noises when eating?
  • Exhibit slow or poor weight gain?
  • Display reflux or colic symptoms?
  • Experience lots of gas or continually fuss?
Does your older child…
  • Sleep restlessly?
  • Speak softly (mumble) or struggle to be understood?
  • Exhibit slow or picky eating?
  • Choke or gag on liquids or foods?
  • Have a strong gag reflex?
  • Show signs of a speech delay?
  • Grind teeth at night, snore, or sleep with his or her mouth open?

If so, your child may have a tongue- or lip-tie.

While they aren’t usually life-threatening, mouth restrictions can mean a lot of unnecessary limitations to your child’s life.

At Alabama Tongue-Tie Center, we believe your child should never be held back by something so completely treatable.

Having a tongue-tie is like running with your shoelaces tied together.

Better is possible.

We use an innovative laser technique right here in our office, different than a snip or clip with scissors.
We will remove the full restriction gently and with absolute precision, giving each child the best chance of symptom improvement.

Incredible transformations are within reach.

After the procedure, children often:
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Eat

with fewer struggles.

Babies nurse and bottle-feed easier and older children eat quicker and feel satisfied longer.
Mom’s also report less pain with nursing.
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Sleep

with more peace.

Infants and children often sleep more soundly as they can breathe through their noses, which can also improve behavior throughout the day.

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Speak

with greater confidence.

Small children, who are just learning to speak, often form their first words with less difficulty, while older children speak with added clarity.

Meet Dr. Richard Baxter

Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is an internationally-recognized speaker on tongue-ties, author of the best-selling book, Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More, and instructor of the acclaimed course Tongue-Tied Academy.

Unbelievably, it wasn’t until after Dr. Baxter’s education in dental school and pediatric residency and his immersion in the dental field that he discovered his own tongue-tie. The fact that he went undiagnosed for so long helped him to recognize that others were living limited lives because of their tongue-ties, too – including his three daughters. Now, he’s on a mission to help parents easily identify issues associated with their children’s mouth restrictions, so that they can get the right treatment sooner. We also help train providers from all over the world so they can help their patients with this common condition.

Brigitte Trego, DMD

Dr. Brigitte Trego graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama and went on to attend UAB School of Dentistry where she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society for being in the top ten percent of her graduating class. Dr. Trego then went on to attend a two-year pediatric dental residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, recently named the top children’s hospital in the nation. Dr. Trego is specially trained to treat children with special healthcare needs and had experience in various surgical procedures including frenectomies during residency.
 
Dr. Trego is married to her husband Austin and recently welcomed a baby boy, Barnes Thomas. After several weeks of nursing issues, he was evaluated and determined to have a lip and posterior tongue-tie. After performing a lip and tongue-tie release on her own son, she has experienced firsthand what a difference a release can make! She enjoys spending time outdoors with their rescue dog Layla, cheering on the Crimson Tide, cooking, and cycling. Dr. Trego loves getting to make a difference in her patient’s lives!

Brigitte Trego, DMD

Dr. Brigitte Trego graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama and went on to attend UAB School of Dentistry where she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society for being in the top ten percent of her graduating class. Dr. Trego then went on to attend a two-year pediatric dental residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, recently named the top children’s hospital in the nation. Dr. Trego is specially trained to treat children with special healthcare needs and had experience in various surgical procedures including frenectomies during residency.
 
Dr. Trego is married to her husband Austin and recently welcomed a baby boy, Barnes Thomas. After several weeks of nursing issues, he was evaluated and determined to have a lip and posterior tongue-tie. After performing a lip and tongue-tie release on her own son, she has experienced firsthand what a difference a release can make! She enjoys spending time outdoors with their rescue dog Layla, cheering on the Crimson Tide, cooking, and cycling. Dr. Trego is looking forward to joining the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center and getting to make a difference in her patient’s lives!

These moms were wowed with the results.

“We’re so grateful to have this much improvement in such little time”

Mom was having lots of pain when nursing, the baby wasn’t transferring milk, and they were both getting frustrated. After the release, it was much better. Mom said, “I’m having significantly less pain, and he’s much happier… we’re both in a much better place now.

“I Was Pretty Skeptical About Tongue and Lip Ties!”

This family had trouble with nursing, the baby never felt full and had terrible reflux. After the procedure, they saw dramatic improvements and “she’s a happy baby, and that makes me a happy mama!”

“She now says 39 words, and strangers in the grocery store understand her!”

This almost 2 yr old girl with speech delay, trouble sleeping, and trouble eating saw huge changes after a release with 29 new words, sleeping deeper and less restless, and “eating three times as much as she was [before].

Jennifer L.

As soon as the procedure was done, my son latched on deeply for the first time. Two and a half weeks after the procedure [we] went to the pediatrician for a weight check. The doctor was surprised at his weight gain and they said we should not need a feeding tube any longer!

Naomi D.

I couldn’t be more thankful to them. Not only did they fix my son’s lip-tie, Dr. Baxter fixed his tongue-tie that nobody else had even said anything about. That seriously changed his life. He went from a 2.5 yr old that didn’t talk to the most talkative 2.5 yr old ever!

Emily J.

Dr Baxter corrected our infants tongue-tie. SUCH a better experience than having the correction done [elsewhere] with our previous kids. His techniques are thorough and quick. He called us that evening to check on us and gave us his number so we could contact him if we needed anything.

Eliminate your child’s tongue-tie once and for all.

Unfortunately, we often see incomplete clips with scissors that yield incomplete results. We can help.
Here’s how it works:

Schedule a Consult

Complete the simple form at the bottom of this page or call us directly at (205) 419-4333 to schedule. No referral is needed. 

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Get a Complete Assessment

We’ll listen to your concerns and help you get to the root cause of the issues your child is experiencing.

Expect Noticeable Results

Whether it’s eating, sleeping, or speaking that improves, a tongue- or lip-tie release can make a profound difference in your child’s life.

What is a tongue-tie?

Peek inside Dr. Baxter’s best-selling book.

Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More is an exhaustive and informative guide to this misunderstood affliction. Along with a team of medical specialists, author Dr. Richard Baxter demystifies tongue-ties and spells out how this condition can be treated safely, comfortably, and comprehensively.

Trust your gut when something feels “off.”

Help your child fully thrive.

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Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schedule a Consult

During business hours, please call (205) 419-4333 to schedule a consult. You don’t need a referral.

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