Prior to any release, a consultation is completed by a Pediatric Specialist trained to preform tongue and lip tie releases. The specialist will first evaluate the function and restriction of the tongue or lip tie, and if diagnosed, the doctor will review the procedure along with the risks and benefits of the procedure with the family. A child’s ability to physiologically adapt will also be determined and compared to the ability to thrive. Due to the complex nature regarding predictions for growth and development, a collaborative approach is our preferred method for diagnosis. Our releases are performed with a laser and hemostasis is established. This makes post-op care significantly safer and faster than other methods, especially for younger patients.