Our first foundational principle is to put function first.
Our second is to never introduce a simple treatment solution to a complex patient.
We are all trained on the principle of "First do no harm", but sometimes it is a challenge to know where to start in treating complex patients that are affected by restricted oral tissues
Regretfully, many providers are not trained to recognize a complex patient until they discover that a simple treatment approach was not as effective as expected.
The goal of educating providers on the principles and protocols of BabyLase is to provide the techniques, tips and tools necessary to:
The methods utilized to educate providers include:
Conservative, cautious, considerate, reversible and non-invasive.
By respecting the anatomy and physiology as well as honoring the principles of natural function, providers are able to assist their patients in maximizing function before, during and after a surgical release if deemed necessary.
The bodies of our patients are integrated and their treatment providers should be integrative in their approach to care. BabyLase training includes instruction on:
BabyLase principles and procedures address more than just the perceived tongue tie. It is critical when treating the infant or child to fully understand the triad of the function of the:
The mother-baby unit is referred to as a dyad.
BabyLase therapy involves the treatment of the mother immediately before their baby is treated. Benefits include:
Function is more than skin deep ...and dysfunction goes all the way to the core.
The tip of the iceberg did not sink the Titanic and the visible portion of the frenum is not the only structure affecting function.
By adding the BabyLase therapy to any type of surgical release for restricted oral tissues, you provide the patient the opportunity to access releases into the fascial tissue.
Assessing and addressing the complicated posterior tongue tie becomes less complicated when function can be optimized through neurological integration and non-surgical fascial releases by utilizing BabyLase Therapy.
The OraLase technique is Dr. Nordstrom's innovation using the FDA approved Fotona Lightwalker Laser and the FDA approved FOX ARC 1064 (XLase) to address neurological and structural limitations/restrictions in the oral region.
It is utilized to address orofacial pain and dysfunction by specifically treating the neurological and fascial systems of the head and neck.
OraLase is a very specific application of laser frequency and technique that achieves consistently remarkable results for patients the age of 6 and older.
BabyLase is the application of the OraLase technique as applied to children ages 0-5. It is a highly customized form of the standardized OraLase protocol based on clinical experience and feedback from parents and providers. As a modification of dosage based on age, size and level of function, the BabyLase protocol continues to be refined through active patient care and careful feedback from parents and thorough ongoing functional assessments.
BabyLase has been developed by Dr Angie and Nicole by applying Dr. Nordstrom's OraLase principles to infants and children. As a unique partnership of a highly trained head and neck functional dentist and a tongue focused infant feeding specialist, they developed co-treatment protocols and procedures to achieve consistently beneficial results for their patients in the BabyLase program at Synergy Dental Solutions
"The lingual frenulum is not a discrete midline structure. It is formed by dynamic elevation of a midline fold in the floor of mouth fascia. With this study, the clinical concept of ankyloglossia and its surgical management warrant revision." Clin. Anat., 2019.