Tongue & Lip Tie Specialists
Frenulums are essentially ties or bands of tissues that connect oral structures to the mouth. Everyone has a combination of 7 that vary on severity. There are four in the back of the mouth that connect the cheeks to the gum tissues, two in the front of the mouth that connect the lips to the gum tissues, and one under the tongue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Lip ties make it difficult for an infant’s lip to flare on the breast while nursing causing shallow latching. Tongue ties make it difficult for an infant to draw the breast in deep into the back of the mouth causing shallow latch and sub-adequate milk transfer. Babies with more severe lip and tongue ties will have increased reflux/colic, gas thrush, poor weight gain, choking on milk, excessive drooling and difficulty maintaining latch when feeding. Mothers are at increased risk for cracked, bleeding and/or blistered nipples, plugged ducts, discomfort while nursing, sleep deprivation, mastitis, thrush, and a lower milk supply.
Thrive Growth & Development – Dr. Jessika Martin
Dr. Jessika has spent more than 23 years in the dental profession, in various roles. She has been a dental/orthodontic assistant, dental hygienist and dentist. She is also a Myofunctional Therapist. Her background helps her approach each client with a well-rounded perspective. She has a genuine heart to serve. 719-231-5568 – 15455 Gleneagle Dr. #100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Does not currently process insurances. Out of pocket evaluation and consultation cost is $100 and cost for treatment is $500. Expenses can be submitted to medical or dental insurance by the parent to obtain reimbursement after treatment. All relevant information to help each family obtain reimbursement will be provided.
Kids Rock Dentistry
Here at Kids Rock we are going to strive in any way possible to make sure you and your child are comfortable during the procedure. We will be here to hold your hand, guide, and support you throughout this procedure form pre-operative procedure, scheduling, phone calls, check in, and the day of the treatment. We promise to provide you the best care and treat your child the same way we would care for our own children.
North office 719-424-4668 – Dr. Dana Saucier
o 5430 Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
South office 719-900-5558 – Dr. Corban Stettler
o 4515 Broadmoor Bluffs Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Accepts all PPO plans as well as Medicaid. Out of pocket cost is $569-$1,138 with an additional $109 if nitrous is used.
Dino Dental – Dr. James Busch
These parents can be under tremendous stress with a child who cannot nurse effectively and are often nervous about a surgical procedure in such a young child. For Dr. James, seeing the relief and joy on parents’ faces once the procedure is completed and the child’s nursing improves is priceless. Dr. James and Dr. Lauren utilized the procedure on their own infant daughter to allow Dr. Lauren and the baby to continue breastfeeding without excruciating pain.
719-260-1600 – 8890 N. Union Blvd #209, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Most dental insurances accepted. Out of pocket consultation fee is $53.50 and cost per treatment site is $530.
Rhonda Bowen, DDS
Dr. Bowen uses a Fotona® Laser to perform a minimally invasive frenectomy for her patients. This best-in class laser provides patients with a less-invasive frenectomy. That means it is more gentle, relatively painless, bleeds less, and requires minimal time. During the frenectomy, the frenulum, or the connective tissue, is removed, which will restore the health and function of the mouth and gums.
719-309-4048 – 5426 N Academy Blvd #105, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Accepts all PPO insurance networks, however this is not a guarantee of coverage. Please call for any additional questions regarding out of pocket fees.
Rocky Mountain Pediatric Dentistry
From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of professionals who take your oral health very seriously. Using state of the art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you will notice that everything is clean, comfortable and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and comfort are our priority.
o Briargate office – 6071 E. Woodmen Rd Suite #200, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
o Northgate office – 12225 Voyager Pkwy Ste #6, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Colorado Tongue & Lip Tie – Dr. Jesse Witkoff
We feel honored to offer the highest quality of care for patients with tethered oral tissues. We pride ourselves on our compassionate approach to tongue and lip tie release procedures, and we are dedicated to providing this life-changing treatment to patients of all ages. To ensure that we deliver the best care possible, we use state-of-the-art laser technology that reduces both treatment time and pain.
720-507-0077 – 4704 Harlan Street, #350, Denver, CO 80212
Does not currently process insurances. Out of pocket evaluation and consultation cost is $75 and cost for treatment is $600 for a baby procedure and $800 for an adult procedure. Our policy is that the patient pays us for treatment the day it is received, and patients seek reimbursement from their insurance company. We find that 85-90% of patients using dental insurance get reimbursed.