Tongue- and lip-tie issues can be complex. We’re here to present the latest thinking on tongue-ties in a clear and easy-to-read format. We hope these thoughts are helpful whether you are a patient, professional, or family member as you learn more on your journey.
Read the first four myths here. Myth #5: “The tongue-tie will stretch, or the child will fall and break it, so it doesn’t need to be treated.” That would be nice if it just stretched out, so we could “wait and see.” Unfortunately, this is not the case. The frenum is made of a thick […]
Myth #1: “They will just laser everyone.” First off, we do not use a lightsaber! We use an ultra-precise surgical CO2 laser that looks like a pen and doesn’t even touch the tissue. It removes tissue layer by layer, and allows us to see all the restriction and remove it safely, quickly, and as gently […]
If you read the news headlines, it sure sounds like it! A recent article came out in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA – ENT), which is a high impact journal. The article discussed looking into different reasons for feeding problems in infants, and still recommended many of them to have tongue-tie releases. […]
What is a full tongue-tie release? Hint: It’s not a clip or a snip! I don’t like the term “clip” or “snip.” Those are four-letter words to me. If I hear a baby or child was clipped or snipped, about 95% of the time it wasn’t enough. Normally a clip or snip is performed by […]
Often professionals think of tongue-tie as a simple condition; it’s a string under the tongue, and you just snip it and you’re done. “What’s the big deal?” they say. Well, the concept of a string is much simplified (and we use the word in the title of our book as a metaphor) but it’s actually […]
It’s been a whole year since Tongue-Tied was released (born) after a year-long gestation. We have been so blessed by the many supporters both parents and professionals that made this project possible. Our goal is to help as many people as we can who are struggling with tongue and lip-tie issues. We have been a […]