What is a Tongue Tie? Who needs us?
Tongue Tie is when function of the tongue is restricted by the frenulum -the tissue that connects it to the floor of the mouth. Many parents who hear about the possibility that this is causing their child to struggle feel overwhelmed and confused. We’re here for you!
At the NC Tongue Tie Center, we think parents are the most important members of their child’s healthcare team. We are committed to providing a compassion-filled experience as we help you and your family achieve your infant feeding, eating, speech, and airway goals. We are committed to a thorough diagnostic process, treatment that meets all needs, and detailed follow up. We care for your children like they’re our own.
By Your Side. From Start To Finish.
From our thorough consultations, and our dedicated guest services coordinator, we’ll walk you through every step of the process to provide a seamless experience from start to finish. The NC Tongue Tie Center is a local
practice- no corporate offices, no unanswered calls or emails, no barriers to getting your questions answered.
Just real people, here to help you all along the way.
What Sets Our Practice Apart?
Integrative and Personalized
Our integrative infant feeding model combines care from a manual therapist (bodyworker) and infant feeding expert with our frenectomy services to provide a comprehensive array of services available at one appointment. Also included in our model is a support group and extensive education about supporting babies during the recovery process. We work with a variety of professionals such as lactation consultants, speech therapists, feeding therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and manual therapists to provide a complete start to finish approach when addressing lip and tongue ties. We understand that the process of diagnoses, treatment, and recovery can feel overwhelming so we work to do as much of the “heavy lifting” as possible. We also consider parents vital members of the care team and prioritize their input and voices in the thorough treatment process.
Evidence-Based, For Real Results
During our consultation, we will take a thorough and individualized approach to assessing your child. We’ll help you sort through all the sources of information you may have pulled from and update you on how the most current evidence relates to your child, to help you make an informed decision. Additionally, the NC Tongue Tie Center functions as a research center, dedicated to using the experiences of parents and care givers today, to help those of tomorrow. Your experience with us will help tongue-tied babies for years to come!
We Think of Every Aspect Possible
Is your baby experiencing failure to thrive? Unsustainable, overwhelming feeding patterns? Are you in pain? Struggling with colic or reflux? Driving from far away? Worried about costs? Sorting through conflicting information? Give us a call so we can work together to figure out what you need. We do everything we can to think of all the needs that families have. We will listen to you and be extremely thorough in our care.
We understand the leap of faith it takes to reach out and honor that from beginning to end.
We Work With Your Insurance
Insurance can be confusing and we’re here to help! We have put in a lot of time and effort to have an exhaustive knowledge of medical and dental insurances, so that we can tell you what to expect costs to be as quickly as possible. We are in network with some insurance companies and will provide super bills for you to file with others. Our cash pay fees are simple and straightforward. We make sure there are no surprise charges for you at any point, through preauthorization and transparency about costs.
All Inclusive Pricing
If insurance is not an option due to being out of network, lack of coverage, or high deductibles, we have a simple cash pay structure. Our all inclusive pricing is especially appealing for those that do not want to involve insurance. There will be no hidden or surprise fees!
One Year, 100% Guarantee
In the rare chance that a second releases is needed within a year, we’ll fix it again, free!
What Are The Symptoms?
The decision to revise is based on the presence of symptoms, or the possibility of future symptoms.
Significant problems with breastfeeding
Inability to extend tongue past lips, lift the tongue fully upwards or move it side to side
Speech problems, delays and/or lisps
Choking, gagging and/or vomiting on liquids and/or foods
Picky eater may have solid food aversions, preferring purees and/or very soft foods
Dribbling and/or mouth breathing
Digestive problems, constipation, reflux
Headaches and/or migraines
Dental and oral health problems including cavities, gum disease and/or bad breath
Inability to chew age-appropriate solid foods in a normal amount of time
Gagging, choking or vomiting on certain foods, or eating an abnormally small amount of food
Pouching/holding food in the mouth
Difficulties related to dental hygiene
Persistence of dribbling
Delayed development of speech
Deterioration in speech
Loss of self-confidence because they feel and sound ‘different’
We brought our two week old son in for a lip tie and tongue tie revision. I was at the end of my rope with so many issues breastfeeding when we were referred here. I’m so glad we were because Dr Ray and his staff were super helpful, knowledgeable and kind.