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Tongue Tied Timonium, MD

Tongue TieAn Overview

Tongue tie is a condition that children are born with where the frenulum is too tight causing a restriction in the movement of the tongue or lips. Tongue tie is easily treated with the use of dental laser technology.

Tongue tie can:

  • Make it difficult  to breastfeed
  • Can impact speech development
  • Make it hard to eat or speak

What is a frenulum?

A frenulum is the piece of soft tissue that connects the tongue to the base of the mouth. The lower and upper lip also have a frenulum that keeps the lips attached to their respective jaw.

This is a beautiful modern office with friendly staff. I think Dr. Izadi is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor, who loves to help children and adults get their most beautiful smiles! Definitely, recommend!!Diane N.
Dr. Izadi and his staff are the best! He ALWAYS has a positive attitude and a smile, in addition to being a true professional in every sense. Dr. Izadi came highly recommended by a friend, whose 3 sons had braces with him, and she was so very right -- You…Kathy S.
Love this office and the orthodontist. I have 2 boys in braces. One had them put on at 8. They are never in pain and always excited to go. They explain everything to the boys and make them a part of their care.Teara W.
We have been going to Dr izadi for about 4 years at the advice of our dentist. She could not have been any more right. He explains everything and is patient with questions. When we first started with him we did not have orthodontic insurance. They made payment arrangements with…Michelle A.

Tongue Tie What to Expect

Izadi Orthodontics offers laser therapy frenectomy as a minimally invasive, permanent treatment option for releasing the frenulum restoring natural movement of the lips and tongue. A laser frenectomy is a safe and effective treatment for tongue tie.

What is a frenectomy? 

A frenectomy is a procedure used to release the frenulum in patients with tongue-tie. Once a surgical procedure, Izadi Orthodontics now uses innovative laser technology to reduce discomfort and swelling. A laser frenectomy is a brief treatment that can be completed from the comfort of our Timonium orthodontist office.

Tongue Tie FAQs

What is ankyloglossia?

Ankyloglossia is the clinical term for a condition that causes the tongue or lip frenulum to over attach the tongue or lips to the base of the mouth restriction natural movement. This condition is more commonly referred to as tongue-tie.

Can I treat tongue-tie as an adult?

Treating tongue-tie soon after birth is ideal to prevent complications with speech development. However, patients can have a frenectomy at any age to treat tongue-tie. Adult patients benefit from an improved range of motion of their tongue or lips.

Is laser treatment for tongue-tie safe for my baby?

Yes. A laser frenectomy treatment is safe for the use on babies and children. The state of the art lasers eliminate the need for sutures and actually promote the body’s natural healing response. Babies who have difficulty breastfeeding may improve at breastfeeding over the course of several weeks after treatment.

Dr. Mohammad Izadi

Why choose Izadi Orthodontics?

Izadi Orthodontics in Timonium, MD is home to Dr. Mohammad Izadi and a team of dental professionals dedicated to providing the highest standard of orthodontic care. Dr. Izadi offers all types of braces and phased orthodontic treatment for addressing musculoskeletal and developmental concerns. A Board Certified Orthodontist, he has maintained an ongoing commitment to improving the patient experience through advanced techniques.

We offer treatment plans for adult patients who may be seeking to enhance the appearance of their smile or to correct orthodontic relapse. Dr. Izadi can provide convenient, discreet dental care with a range of treatment options.