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father kissing babyLaser Tongue and Lip Tie Correction

A tongue or lip tie occurs when the frenum is too short, too thick or attached in the wrong place. It affects an infant’s ability to breastfeed and can cause issues during childhood as the child learns to speak and eat on their own. A tongue or lip tie also can result in problems with their bite. Once diagnosed by a thorough evaluation, a correction can be performed by releasing the tie with a medical-grade laser.

This quick and straightforward process often does not require anaesthetics, medications or sutures. Light energy removes the tissue with no cutting necessary, and there will usually be an immediate difference in your child’s ability to breastfeed.

Common Tongue Tie/Lip Tie Symptoms During Breastfeeding

  • Reduced ability to latch or stay latched
  • Sliding off the nipple
  • Falling asleep at the breast
  • Regular clicking during a feeding session
  • Inadequate weight gain
  • Maternal nipple pain or damage (mastitis, cracks and bleeding)
  • Compromised maternal milk supply
  • Digestive issues such as increased gassiness or reflux
  • Swallowing air while feeding
  • Poor control of the milk during swallowing (lack of coordination)

Preparing for the Consultation

We will send you essential documents containing all the necessary information to prepare you for your consultation. Depending on your child’s case, appointments with other health workers may be required. These could include a lactation consultant, chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist before your consultation at our practice.

The Consultation

Dr Khalid Shahin and his team will see you for a comprehensive consultation to effectively diagnose your child and give you home care advice for the post-operative period.

The Procedure

The laser tongue tie or lip tie surgery can be completed in just two minutes or less and will be performed in the dental chair.

Book an Appointment Today

If your child has tongue or lip tongue, we want to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr Khalid Shahin.


Laser Tongue and Lip Tie Correction | 07 3356 3636