Tongue & Lip Tie Solutions - Wisconsin Tongue Tie Institute

Your Local Leader in Tongue and Lip Tie Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment.

Are Tongue Or Lip Ties Affecting Your Family’s Oral Health?

Chris Peterson, DMD, provides solutions at Wisconsin Tongue Tie Institute.

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Dr. Peterson examines an infant with the mother.

Are you or your child struggling with breastfeeding or experiencing speech or breathing difficulties?

Our practice specializes in treating patients of all ages suffering from restricted oral tissues.

We can address:

  • Difficulty breastfeeding

  • Speech impediments

  • Oral hygiene challenges

  • Open mouth breathing

  • Poor sleeping

Benefits of tongue and lip tie release:

  • Enhanced feeding experiences for infants

  • Smoother transitions to solid foods

  • Alleviation of nursing discomfort for mothers

  • Improved sleep quality

  • Clearer speech and pronunciation

Understanding Tongue and Lip Ties

Exploring the impacts on ideal oral function.

Real patient tongue tie and lip tie

Each person has tissue beneath the tongue, called the lingual frenulum. It is referred to as a Tongue-tie when this tissue restricts normal tongue movement, causing problems with nursing, speech, feeding, and more.

Likewise, each individual has tissue connecting the upper lip to the gum, known as the maxillary labial frenulum.

If is referred to as a Lip-tie when this tissue hinders normal upper lip function, impacting nursing, dental development, oral hygiene, and more.

Real patient tongue tie and lip tie

Read Testimonials from Actual Parents

Family-focused care with a one-of-a-kind experience.

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“Incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate about the struggles mom and baby can go through!”
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“The staff were amazingly kind and supportive throughout the entire process!”
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“I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to complete this procedure on our daughter!”
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“Dr. Peterson and his staff were absolutely wonderful. The procedure was quick; my son did great!”
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“He helped us feel calm and confident about making the decision to get both the tongue and lip-ties corrected.”
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“The information and knowledge shared with us at our prenatal consult was extremely helpful! The lactation consultants that we met with taught us so much and shared tons of tips regarding breastfeeding. They answered all of our questions and made us feel so comfortable and confident!”
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“We have been to multiple IBCLC’s and are so impressed with the help and education provided to us here. They always take their time and listen to my concerns. I will not go back to any other IBCLC’s!”
Experience the Advantages

Unlocking your potential with Wisconsin Tongue Tie Institute.

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Improved Breastfeeding for Infants

Infants experience improved breastfeeding, fostering better nutrition and bonding between mother and child.

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Enhanced Speech Clarity

Enhanced speech clarity results from corrected tongue and lip ties, facilitating smoother communication and boosting confidence.

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Better Oral Hygiene and Dental Health

Addressing tongue and lip ties promotes better oral hygiene and dental health, reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and related oral issues.

What is a Tongue or Lip Tie?

Comprehensive insights from Wisconsin Tongue Tie Institute.

Dr. Peterson and his team deal with an infant frenectomy.
  • Challenges with eating and speaking could stem from excessive connective tissue, resulting in restricted lip and tongue mobility.
  • Recognized as tongue-ties and lip-ties, these conditions often go undetected. They affect around 10% of children, yet signs are frequently overlooked by both parents and medical professionals.
  • In children, the restricted frenulum can disrupt feeding in children, potentially leading to nutritional deficiencies, stunted growth, and speech difficulties in later stages.
  • Similarly, adults may endure lifelong struggles with certain foods and speech impediments without understanding the root cause.
  • Dr. Chris Peterson chooses to use the Solea laser for frenectomy procedures because of its many advantages over other dental lasers and scissors.
  • Solea allows our dentist to do frenectomies gently without general anesthesia and usually with no bleeding, providing a better experience for both the children and their parents.
  • As a parent who knows firsthand about the struggles of a tongue tie, he’s now on a mission to make your and your child’s feeding journey more successful and enjoyable.
  • If you suspect a lip or tongue tie, consider scheduling a consultation at the Wisconsin Tongue Tie Institute. Our swift laser treatment offers a transformative solution.
  • Explore our patient forms for a comprehensive list of associated symptoms.
Simple Steps to Enhanced Oral Function
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Dr. PetersonThis link leads to the About Us page conducts a comprehensive assessment of your condition, ensuring a thorough understanding of your unique needs and challenges. This will include an infant feeding assessment with an IBCLC for infants or myofunctional evaluation with a Speech Language Pathologist for children and adults.

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Treatment Plan

Based on the evaluation, personalized solutions are meticulously crafted to address your specific tongue and lip tie concerns and tailored to achieve optimal outcomes.

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Under the expert guidance of Dr. Peterson, you’ll undergo a seamless treatment process characterized by precision and care, paving the way for enhanced oral function and overall well-being.

Get Relief With a Simple Procedure

Here’s how to get started:

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Schedule a Consultation
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Complete Your Forms
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