Service for Infants, Children and Adults
The most experienced Tongue Tie Clinic in Ireland
Tongue Tie division and frenuloplasty without the need for General Anaesthetic using a CO2 Laser, the optimal tool for soft tissue surgery

On Site
Medical Assessment - Consultant Paediatrician
Feeding Support - International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Bodywork and Myofunctional Therapy - Physiotherapy & Myofunctional Therapy Team

My professional background is as a Neonatal Physiotherapist - having worked in a busy 37 bed neonatal unit with follow up until 12 months of age of all infants with extreme prematurity or developmental problems.

My interest in tongue tie is as a result of four of my six children having feeding issues secondary to ties and this gives me personal insight into the issues that parents face.

My belief is that in order to achieve the best potential outcome from a tongue tie release it involves more than just division. Feeding is a functional activity and all babies with a tie will have developed, to varying degrees, compensations. These adaptations result in tension around the jaw and can be widespread throughout the body, this in turn can interfere with selective tongue movement. Babies also need to develop the neural pathways to establish a new more effective way of feeding in preference to the pre-established patterns.

Why do I use a laser for division?

All Tongue Tie or Lip Tie 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 initially to a diode laser and then on to a 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, no bleeding for nearly all patients and less inflammation and pain following the procedure.