Tongue and Lip Tie

Help your child eat, sleep, and speak better with this gentle laser procedure.

Signs Your Child Has a Tongue or Lip Tie

Tongue and lip ties are common, and although they aren’t life-threatening, they can have a serious impact on your child’s development and life. Contact us if your child shows any of these symptoms:

Common in Infants:
  • Difficulty nursing or taking a bottle

  • Reflux or colic

  • Leaks milk while eating

  • Slow weight gain

  • Lots of gas or continually fussy

  • Clicking or smacking noises when eating

Common in Children:
  • Restless sleep

  • Mumble words or struggle to be understood

  • Teeth grinding

  • Delayed speech

  • Snoring

  • Slow or picky eater

Get Help in Less than a Minute

Our laser frenectomy is quick, precise, and painless.

We offer the LightScalpel special laser treatment…Opens a new window to the official website… (not found at many pediatric offices), which releases the tongue or lip tie so your child can live without unnecessary restrictions. There are no scalpels or stitches involved.

Experience the Difference
Infants, toddlers, and older children can achieve fantastic transformations.
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Eat Easier

The release procedure is recommended by moms! Parents have reported dramatic improvements when nursing infants and improved eating habits in older children.

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Peaceful Sleep

We all know how a good night’s sleep can impact your child’s entire day. After this procedure, your little ones will be able to sleep soundly as the tongue returns to its ideal position, and they can enjoy breathing through their nose.

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Improved Speech

When it comes to speech, there are no guarantees. However, studies have shown positive results after the tongue is released, including improved clarity and less difficulty when children pronounce certain words.

What Can You Expect?

Your child's comfort is a top priority.

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Safe Technology
Safe Technology
Specially-design CO2 dental lasers omit a safe current that cuts through the soft tissue while preventing bleeding. Your child will not be in any pain and the procedure is less than a minute.
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Quick Procedure
Quick Procedure
This simple procedure is fast and efficient with minimal recovery time. We’ll give you some exercises to do with your child and will book a follow-up appointment.
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Long-Lasting Outcomes
Long-Lasting Outcomes
Your child can gain a new lease of life as they enjoy being free of any tongue and lip-tie restraints. Our team will support you as your child's muscles adapt and learn new skills. We're here for you every step of the way!
What Are Our Parents Saying?

Great dentist's office and friendly staff! They were also able to give me an appointment in the same week I called.

Lisa G., 5-Star Google Review

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Get Expert Care
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Dr. Matt Bright is on a mission to raise awareness about tongue and lip ties, which can cause children serious problems. Using laser technology, your pediatric dentist can remove these restrictions gently and accurately.

He also collaborates with specialists like lactation consultants and speech therapists for proper follow-up and post-treatment care for revisions.

Benefit from fast, efficient, and comfortable care at Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.

Get Tongue & Lip-Tie Relief Quickly

See why parents prefer our laser treatment over clips with scissors.
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Speed

The procedure is over in less than a minute, and the healing time is short. You may be able to breastfeed immediately after.

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No Pain

Your child will enjoy relief with no pain or very little if any bleeding. Typically, no anesthesia is needed.

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Successful Results

The laser is extremely precise and reduces the risk of infections or complications afterward.

Request an Appointment

Contact Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry today!