At the Alabama Tongue-Tie Center, we care for families like they’re our own. We are committed to providing a compassion-filled experience as we help you and your family achieve your breastfeeding, eating, speech, and sleep goals.
We always start with a thorough evaluation and a proper diagnosis before discussing any treatment options.
They also give you a comprehensive list of tongue-tie symptoms, so you can see how your child compares.
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Unlimited follow-up visits.
Some discounts available.
One year, 100% guarantee.
A solution for your child starts here.
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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.
How do you evaluate for tongue-ties?
We utilize a questionnaire to identify all symptoms that could be related to a tongue-tie. We then interview the parent to document the child’s history and discuss any functional issues. After compiling this information, we perform a full evaluation of the child to determine the degree of restriction. If a restriction does exist, we take photos inside the mouth with our special camera to make sure we can visualize the unique structure of the tongue- or lip-tie before developing a plan for treatment.
Is the visit or procedure covered by insurance?
This is an important concern for all of our families. What we find is that many dental insurance companies will deny the procedure, classifying it as a congenital medical condition. However, many medical/health insurance plans cover both the exam and procedure, and we will provide you with a health insurance claim form that you can submit to request reimbursement. Filing the claim is the responsibility of the patient and is not a guarantee that insurance plans will cover the procedure. Patients will pay out of pocket before treatment is completed and will be informed of any charges before they are due. We are considered out of network with health insurance companies since we do not have any contracts with them. Please feel free to ask our team if you have any questions and for the current investment for this procedure and consultation.
How will I pay for our visit?
Our payment options include cash, credit card, and CareCredit, which offers no-interest financing for six months. Payment in full is due at the time the exam or procedure is performed. The procedure is an investment in your child’s current and future health, as we see issues with breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, eating solids, speaking, and sleeping resolve after the procedure. If the child needs any buccal cheek ties released, we do not charge an additional fee for these. We also do not charge for any follow-up visits or if the procedures need to be repeated for any reason in the first year. We will provide you with a health insurance form to submit to your carrier to request reimbursement, but this is not a guarantee, as every health plan is different and we are considered out of network with all health plans. We charge a $50 deposit for all consultations that will be applied towards the $125 consultation fee. This deposit is non-refundable if the appointment is canceled with less than 24 hours notice or if the patient does not show up for the appointment.
One provider says my child does have a tongue-tie but another says she doesn’t. What should I do?
Tongue-ties and lip-ties can be tricky to diagnose properly, and training in this area is lacking among healthcare professionals. The subject is not covered in dental or medical schools, or even in residency programs. A provider must seek out additional training and continuing education to be up on the latest trends and diagnostic factors. Dr. Baxter attends and lectures at several tongue-tie-related conferences every year and is up-to-date on the latest tongue-tie information. We are happy to evaluate your child and, if there is a restriction, give you our recommendation for treatment. Often times, parents will sense that something is not right, even after another provider has told them there is no restriction. They come to us for a second opinion and we evaluate the child, identify the restriction, and provide treatment. After the child receives the care they need, the issue resolves. Unfortunately, this scenario happens weekly in our office, so Dr. Baxter is working on several projects to help educate not only providers but also parents.
These moms were wowed with the results.
I can’t believe my daughter was put through surgeries, feeding tubes, therapy and releasing a tongue-tie fixed her. Thank you!!!
We are already seeing huge improvements in his nursing and sleep patterns. Dr. Baxter took his time explaining everything to us, and has the kindest disposition.
Our experience with Dr. Baxter was wonderful! The procedure was a breeze, lasted 15 seconds, and my kid was running on the playground outside of the building immediately after.
Trust your gut when something feels “off.”