A lip tie is a membrane under the lip that limits oral mobility. Primarily, this can cause breastfeeding
difficulties for both mom and baby. In severe cases, a tie can cause long term dental problems,
underdeveloped speech, or significant feeding problems that last beyond infancy. We’re here to help!
A quick, painless treatment could bring back normal, frustration-free feedings in as little as one day.
An infant lip tie occurs when the thin stretch of tissue behind the upper lip, called a frenulum, is too thick or stiff. A thick membrane can restrict movement and cause feeding issues.
When experiencing a lip tie, newborn babies struggle to latch correctly. You may find your baby refusing to nurse, and sometimes they struggle to bottle feed or hold a binky.
Not only can lip ties cause malnutrition in infants (or at the very least, frustration with feeding times), but lip ties can also increase the risk of tooth decay later in life.
If you suspect you have a lip tie newborn issue on your hands, call us immediately to schedule a lip tie treatment.
A lip tie procedure, or laser frenectomy, carefully cuts the frenulum to allow for greater upper lip mobility. The treatment is done in just a few short minutes, and is virtually painless for the infant.
Schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist who specializes in lip tie treatments, like Dr. Howell. This way, you’ll be sure to get an expert on the job who can reduce the risk of infection.
Dr. R Bruce Howell and his team can end your feeding frustrations right now.
A lip tied or tongue tied baby can be difficult to feed. But there’s hope for improving your little one’s ability to latch and drink correctly.
Most mothers report significant, immediate feeding improvement after a quick, painless procedure at our office. Contact us now to transform your feeding experience in as little as 48 hours.