What to Expect

  • We will contact you BEFORE your appointment to gain a full history, discuss what to expect on the day​ and explain the risks associated with the procedure 

  • A Tongue-tie assessment using an objective scoring tool (HATLFF) will be completed

  • Based on our findings, a tongue-tie release (Frenulotomy) may be offered, IF the baby would benefit from the procedure and it is medically advisable to proceed.

  • Observation of a feed, post-frenulotomy

  • Guidance and advice regarding tongue exercises/wound management and expectations post-procedure

Please note;

  • Most people have a stretching membrane under the tongue, called the lingual frenulum.  The presence of a lingual frenulum alone, which can be seen or felt, does not mean your baby is tongue-tied.

  • Tongue-tie (also known as Ankyloglossia) should only be diagnosed when this membrane is abnormally short or tight and restricts tongue function (prevents normal movement).

  • Tongue-tie can only be diagnosed following a physical assessment of your baby’s tongue function, by a Qualified Tongue-tie Practitioner. 

  • If you are not sure if your baby has a tongue-tie, OR if you have been told that your baby may have a tongue tie by someone other than a trained Tongue-tie practitioner, a procedure is not always necessary.

  • Most people have a stretching membrane under the tongue, called the lingual frenulum.  The presence of a lingual frenulum alone, which can be seen or felt, does not mean your baby is tongue-tied.

  • Tongue-tie (also known as Ankyloglossia) should only be diagnosed when this membrane is abnormally short or tight and restricts tongue function (prevents normal movement).

  • Tongue-tie can only be diagnosed following a physical assessment of your baby’s tongue function, by a Qualified Tongue-tie Practitioner. 

  • If you are not sure if your baby has a tongue-tie, OR if you have been told that your baby may have a tongue tie by someone other than a trained Tongue-tie practitioner, a procedure is not always necessary.