Service for Infants, Children and Young Adults
The only CO2 Laser Tongue Tie Clinic, the optimal tool for soft tissue surgery
Tongue Tie division and frenuloplasty without the need for General Anaesthetic

On Site
Medical Assessment - Consultant Paediatrician
Specialist Paediatric Nursing
Feeding Support - International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Bodywork and Myofunctional Therapy - Paediatric Physiotherapist

"I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for the excellent care my daughter Ella and I received at your clinic back in July. Ella had been diagnosed with the 'least serious form' of tongue tie previously yet could not latch on at all. This was deeply distressing for me and we went through 3 weeks of exclusively pumping and a lot of tears. To say I was devastated was an understatement. Breastfeeding was extremely important to me and to not be able to do it would have had a huge impact on my mental health, particularly with a history of postnatal depression.

It was only when my osteopath mentioned in passing about a 'guy in Tipperary' that a bit of hope was restored. I knew as soon as I researched Justin and looked at the website for The Tongue Tie Clinic that we would make the journey from Dublin to Tipperary.

Although on holiday, Justin read my emails and responded immediately. I cannot thank him enough for this...I was in tears constantly and needed some reassurance.

As soon as we walked into the clinic I knew we were in good hands. What a lovely, clean and relaxing environment for any nervous parent to arrive at. From the minute we walked in, to the moment we left we received the best care. All of the lactation consultants, the physiotherapist and Justin himself were so friendly and helpful.

I know that not everybody agrees with doing the revision on tongue ties and in Ella's case, the lip tie. But without it we would not be breastfeeding today. I am happy to say 2 weeks after the procedure Ella latched on and we are feeding away. And I am forever grateful. Thank you for all of your research into an area that not a lot of people seem to be knowledgeable about. "

Maebh Barry

National Tongue Tie Centre

A world class facility situated in beautiful countryside just 10 minutes from the M8.

Why do I use a laser for division?

All divisions at the National Tongue Tie Centre are completed using a CO2 laser. My personal preference is to use a CO2 laser for division of both tongue and lip ties. Having performed tongue tie divisions with scissors for 9 years before switching to diode laser and then CO2 laser, the advantages that I have seen are greater precision of division as it is possible to visualise and divide the tie to the appropriate fascial layer. There is little to no bleeding and research shows less inflammation following the procedure.

For all older children, and infants who have had reattachment(s), we can suture the diamond shaped wound together thus removing the need for active wound care in the first week.