Is your baby having a hard time? Finding answers can be hard!

There is a lot of confusing information out there when it comes to tongue and lip ties! The North Carolina Integrative Tongue Tie Clinic (NCTTC) is dedicated to hearing your story, making a thorough assessment, helping you understand our research based recommendations, and empowering you to make the best, most informed, decision for your baby. When we individualize care, we can sort through things in the best way possible, for you.

What does working with us look like?

At the NCTTC we like to be thorough! We start with a detailed one-on-one evaluation, where we will do an oral exam and assess function by discussing symptoms and other details of oral function. We prefer that parents are working with an IBCLC or other feeding therapist before coming to see us. This helps with the most accurate diagnostic process and improves success following treatment, when that is warranted. We’re always happy to help parents find a good option for them, when it comes to feeding support. We firmly believe that function is the most important factor when it comes to treatment!

When it is clear that function is being impaired, we then set up a treatment plan. In most cases this is going to involve scheduling to be part of out integrative clinic. This clinic is inspired by the Centering model of care, utilizing a hybrid between a support group and a classroom. It provides the highest level of emotional and informational support possible, alongside manual therapy, feeding support, and a functional release. Follow treatment through our integrative clinic, we offer a private virtual support group, for ongoing support. Following treatment, there are multiple follow up appointments, to assess healing and progress. These are most often 1 week, 2 weeks, and 4 weeks post release. There is also, included, a dental appointment at 1 year of age.

Ultimately, it is our priority that parents are empowered to make fully informed choices regarding treatment and all aspects of care for their babies. We take our recommendations very seriously, for each patient. Not everyone who comes in ends up needing treatment. When they do, we want parents to feel heard, supported, and informed every step of the way.

We’re a good fit for you if…

  • If you value a detail oriented, thorough diagnostic process.

  • You’re comfortable taking extra time for education and skill building, to optimize success.

  • You are interested in a team approach to improved feeding for your baby.

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