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

We offer a full tongue tie and lip tie consultation and division service to infants under 12 months old.

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Dr Roche has 3 dedicated tongue tie/lip tie clinics a week;



National Tongue Tie Centre, Clonmel


You are welcome to self-refer as this offers an avenue for parents who have concerns regarding tongue tie or lip tie in their infant, irrespective of how their baby is fed.You can book an appointment on the website, which allows you to select a date and time that suits you. If you are breastfeeding we strongly recommend that you also seek the advice of a lactation consultant in your home area for support both prior to and following division. During your appointment you will have a consultation with Dr Roche, division of tongue tie/lip tie if indicated, feeding support from our feeding specialist (IBCLC) and advice on aftercare from our physiotherapy team.


We try to provide an appointment within a week. We also hold a cancellation list for the next available clinic which you can send an email to join once you have booked online.

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.