Before Your Appointment
Please take time to review the following items prior to your appointment with us. We will also be emailing you forms to complete. Please check your Junk Mail folder. We have made a checklist to ensure everything is completed prior to your visit:
After Your Appointment
The following resources are meant to enable our patients to optimize their outcomes following treatment with us.
- What is Bodywork and How Can it Help?
At Durham Tongue Tie Laser Clinic, we assess tongue and lip ties and their potential impact on the whole body of the infant. Often, the presence of a tethered oral tissue creates tensions and requires muscle compensations in other parts of the body (neck, face, upper body, etc). Sometimes these compensations can be more impactful because of tightness that exists in the infant’s body from their in-utero and/or birth experience. While a frenectomy (release) can often have a significant impact on the mobility of the tongue, to restore optimal function and health for the infant and increase the benefits of the frenectomy, bodywork is highly recommended.
- List of Local Bodyworkers
- Videos of Stretches
Below are links to videos that demonstrate stretches to be done following release. We will review these at your appointment and you are encouraged to record the demonstration with your phone.
Please keep in mind that the videos recommend different stretching regimens/frequencies and we encourage you to follow our recommendations.