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Professional Infant Tongue tie Services in Victoria

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At My Victoria Dentist, we understand the importance of comprehensive dental care for your entire family - especially the littlest members. Our specialized infant tongue-tie services in Victoria are designed to address this common concern with utmost care and professionalism.

Infant tongue tie, or ankyloglossia, is a condition where the thin piece of tissue beneath the baby's tongue (lingual frenulum) is shorter than usual, restricting the movement of the tongue. This condition can potentially affect the baby’s sleep, airway, breastfeeding, oral development, and, later, speech. Contact us to schedule a consultation for infant tongue tie services in Victoria.

Understanding Infant Tongue tie: How it Works and Impacts Oral Health


In a tongue tie scenario, the lingual frenulum, which typically connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is either too short or tightly attached. This restricts the natural range of motion of the tongue, impeding its ability to extend fully or lift freely.

How Tongue tie Impacts Infants


Breastfeeding Challenges

One of the primary concerns with infant tongue tie is its potential impact on breastfeeding. The limited mobility of the tongue may hinder the baby's ability to latch onto the breast and express milk effectively causing discomfort for the breastfeeding mother and decreased nourishment for the baby.


Oral Development

The tongue plays a crucial role in oral development. A tongue tie can negatively influence the shape of the palate and alignment of the teeth as the child grows. Addressing a tongue tie early can contribute to optimal oral development and reduce the risk of crowding, decreasing the potential need for orthodontic treatment.


Speech Concerns

As the child grows, untreated tongue tie may contribute to speech challenges. The restricted movement of the tongue can affect articulation and pronunciation, potentially leading to speech impediments.


Sleep and brain development

A restricted tongue can contribute to mouth breathing while a child is sleeping because the tongue isn’t able to form a seal against the soft palate to enable nose breathing.  Mouth breathing has a number of detrimental effects including disturbed sleep, altered brain development, changes to facial shape and narrow jaw formation.




Assessment & Decision Making

The first step in addressing tongue tie involves a thorough assessment by a qualified professional. Often in infants, the first person to notice the signs and symptoms of a tongue tie is a lactation consultant, midwife, or pediatrician.  The baby is then referred to the dental clinic for treatment.


At the clinic, an examination is done to determine the severity of the condition and its potential impact on the infant's oral health.  Following the assessment, the dental team collaborates with parents to make informed decisions about whether an intervention is necessary. This decision considers the overall health and well-being of the infant.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

When intervention is recommended, the correction of tongue tie typically involves a minimally invasive procedure known as a functional frenuloplasty or frenectomy. This procedure involves a careful release of the restrictive frenulum with a laser, allowing for improved tongue movement.


Post-Procedure Care

Following the frenectomy, the dental team provides comprehensive post-procedure care. This may include guidance on feeding techniques, stretches to promote tongue mobility, and follow-up appointments to monitor the infant's progress.

Benefits of Addressing Infant Tongue tie


Improved Breastfeeding Experience

Correcting tongue tie can lead to a more comfortable and efficient breastfeeding experience for both the baby and the mother.


Optimal Oral Development

Early intervention contributes to proper oral development, potentially reducing the risk of dental and speech issues in the future.


Enhanced Speech Development

Addressing tongue tie early on may support optimal speech development, minimizing the risk of speech impediments.


Understanding the dynamics of infant tongue tie and its potential impact on oral health is crucial for parents and caregivers. Timely intervention, when necessary, ensures the best possible outcome for the child's overall well-being. If you have concerns about your infant's tongue tie, consulting with the experienced team at My Victoria Dentist can provide valuable insights and guidance tailored to your child's needs.

Why Choose My Victoria Dentist for Infant Tongue tie Services?


Experienced Dental Team

Our team of experienced dentists in Victoria is well-versed in providing specialized care for infants with tongue tie. We understand the unique challenges associated with this condition and tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of your child.


Gentle and Professional Care

We prioritize the comfort and well-being of your little one. Our approach to infant tongue tie services is gentle, ensuring minimal discomfort for your baby while addressing the condition effectively.


State-of-the-Art Technology

My Victoria Dentist is equipped with a Lightscalpel CO2 laser to provide precise and effective treatments. Our use of the CO2 laser improves outcomes by decreased bleeding and discomfort when compared to the traditional scissors technique for treatment of infant tongue-tie.

Comprehensive Consultations

We believe in open communication and collaboration with parents. Our dentists take the time to conduct comprehensive consultations, addressing any concerns and providing guidance on the best course of action for your child's oral health.


The Process of Infant Tongue tie Correction



Our dental team performs a thorough assessment to determine the severity of the tongue tie and its impact on your child's oral health.


Education and Counseling

We provide detailed information about the condition, its potential effects, and the available treatment options. Our team ensures that parents are well-informed and comfortable with the recommended approach.


Minimally Invasive Treatment

When intervention is necessary, we offer minimally invasive procedures to correct the tongue tie. Our focus is on achieving optimal results with the least amount of discomfort for your baby.


Follow-up Care

After the procedure, we provide diligent follow-up care to monitor your child's recovery and ensure the effectiveness of the treatment.

Ensuring Your Child's Oral Health

At My Victoria Dentist, we prioritize the overall well-being of your child. Our infant tongue tie services are part of our commitment to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care for families in Victoria and the surrounding areas.

Contact Us for Infant Tongue tie Services

If you have concerns about your child's oral health or suspect they may have a tongue tie, don't hesitate to reach out to My Victoria Dentist. Call us now to schedule a consultation and discover gentle care for your little one. Your child's healthy smile starts here.

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