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Lets talk about Ties

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Did you know, one-third of mothers who give up on nursing do so because of the symptoms and complications of tongue-ties. Not only do these babies miss out on huge health benefits and the beautiful experience of nursing, but they often have speech, dental, airway, and digestive issues. Dr. Alasha and Dr. Bailey have both had their personal journeys with Oral Ties and have first hand seen how they affect the whole body. Because of this they are both passionate about providing specific tools and care to help babies function at their fullest potential. They have taken hundreds of hours of seminars and courses, so they may give the best care possible. 

Why is it important to do chiropractic care when getting an oral tie revision? Chiropractic therapy and bodywork is a crucial part of care when it comes to tethered oral tissues (ties) and midline defects. The tension caused from the tethered tissues can create long-lasting structural changes to the musculoskeletal system; especially in the neck, cranium and face. The muscles and connective tissues are intricately connected from the mouth and jaw, down to the collarbone, sternum, and spine. Abnormal stresses on these tissues cause asymmetry, leading to many common presenting symptoms and functional issues in babies, children, and even adults.

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Think of the ties like puppet strings. Your child's body is the puppet and their strings are pulled too tight and often twisted. Once the release is done, the strings are cut. But now, your child's body needs help releasing the pattern of tension due to how their body had compensated around the tie.

When a child has oral ties, their whole body has to compensate. Often there is a high level of tension in their body and nervous system. Ideally, your child is checked by a Pediatric Chiropractor and has their nervous system evaluated prior to having a revision. WHY: This gives a baseline for the level of strain on your child's body and nervous system. Once we start the process of balancing your child's nervous system, your dentist will find they can perform a more complete release and there will be a better chance of avoiding reattachment or the need for a second revision. 

 

After a revision, musculature in the mouth, jaw, neck, shoulders, and spine can shift. Chiropractic care can help balance structural alignment and help the body adapt functionally now that the tethers are released.  Along with adjustments and cranial work we also help with educating on the importance of exercises, baby-led movement andclear steps for supporting ideal motor pattern development.  In addition to the stretches and rehab, Chiropractic care will serve to rewire the neural pathways and create lasting change.

What parents report: Sleep improves, babies feed more efficiently , digestive issues resolve, chronic congestion clears up, babies are able to turn their heads symmetrically, head shape becomes rounder, family life improves- the list goes one!

Here is an anatomical demonstration of how fascial tension in the tongue affects the kinemaic chain throughout the body.

We are committed to a great start for children.

This helpful brochure gives guidance and encouragement to Moms in the period surrounding breastfeeding  difficulties and rehabilitation.

The 5 T’s of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Post Revision Support

This PDF is a wonderful description to why Tongue Tie Release is not the whole answer to breastfeeding issues. 

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OKC, OK 73118

Tel: 405-459-0183

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