Ask a lot of questions about the pros and cons of each form of treatment. But the truth is… the provider that values pre and post-care as equally as important as the procedure itself will yield the best results long term along with a highly skilled doctor. Read reviews; lots and lots.
Ask questions and be willing to travel to see the right person. One of the most important decisions is choosing the right provider. Dentists and physicians are not created equal and some are not up to date on the proper diagnosis and treatment of tongue-ties. This makes it difficult because everyone is not on the same page. Tongue ties and the need for essential myofunctional therapy are not understood by everyone in the medical or dental profession.
Here are some great questions to ask:
1. How many releases do you perform each week?
2. What ages do you work with?
3. What method do you use and why?
4. Do you give instructions for wound management?
5. What are your thoughts on myofunctional therapy?
Choosing to work with an experienced provider will improve the success of the procedure. You may consider traveling to a doctor that is not in your area. The method doesn’t matter as much as the level of experience behind the method. It is important that a provider be able to explain what their method is and why they find it to be the best for their patients.
The best provider will also have a complete understanding of adequate wound management and the importance of pre and post-procedure myofunctional therapy. Additionally, some providers offer osteopath guided releases which can be extremely helpful to alleviate the tension throughout the fascia from head to toe.