Step 1: Consultation
The first step is getting to know you and your child. Prior to the visit, you will be asked to complete a tongue and lip-tie questionnaire, which will assess for any potential symptoms. At the visit, we will:
Review symptoms and how they may relate to ties
Perform an examination and make a diagnosis
Review the treatment process and after-care
Provide time for questions and answers
Additional: Lactation consultation (if needed)
We know sometimes every day can make a difference, so we're always prepared to provide same-day treatment for infants
Step 2: Treatment
Infants are placed in a fresh swaddle and all patients are given protective eyewear. Gentle laser release of the tethered oral tissues (TOTs) is performed, generally taking under a minute for infants and young children. Before and after photos are taken, which are reviewed with the parents after treatment.
Step 4: Follow-Up
We provide follow-up guidance and support as needed after the procedure. Our goal is for you to achieve full satisfaction with your feeding experience. We have a network of other exceptional providers depending on any potential supplemental care needs.
Step 3: Recovery
After treatment is completed, your child is brought back to you. Mothers are then encouraged to offer a feed, or else a skin-to-skin snuggle to their infants in the privacy of the consultation room. Older children get a prize and are usually ready to go off and play shortly after!
What to Expect
4 Simple yet Effective Steps to Treatment