Tongue Tie Diagnosis & Treatment For Infants
Tongue tied babies can be diagnosed based on 3 factors:
1. Function of the tongue
2. The symptoms experienced by mom and baby
3. Appearance of the tongue
I mention appearance last because a tongue-tie is not always visible to the naked eye. An in-person assessment by a trained professional is absolutely necessary for diagnosis.
With groundbreaking research emerging, the affects of untreated tongue ties on orofacial development and behavioral patterns later in life is evident and real. Some of these effects, include:
– High and narrow palate development
– Crowding of the teeth
– Airway obstruction leading to sleep apnea and snoring
– Acid reflux symptoms
As a certified laser dentist and member of the IATTP, I am passionate about helping you and your family. Please don’t feel alone; we’re here to help.
Here’s what one mom had to say on Yelp after bringing her baby in for an examination and treatment:
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