VALLEY TONGUE TIE &
SLEEP WELLNESS CENTER
In our practice, we feel that having good health is an active working component -in all the stages of our lives- stemming from three major components:
Airway, Nutrition, and Sleep.
Focusing on these three aspects of our lives to encourage holistic wellness is what our practice centers on, and we specialize in tongue tie and lip tie release, frenectomy, and oral appliances to promote airway health, sleep wellness, and reduce sleep apnea.
Are you experiencing…
- Broken Sleep/Sleep Apnea
- Inability to lose weight
- Uncontrollable blood pressure
If so, you may be experiencing tongue-tie, lip tie, or a restricted airway. We can help.
What We Offer
Understanding that good health is rooted in establishing a good airway, sleeping, and diet has been fundamental in the way we strive to help patients of all ages- from newborns to adults. Realizing that the airway and oral health are closely linked and establishing a regimen of care can lead to a transformation in health and wellbeing.
Tongue Tie/Tethered Oral Tissue
Dr. Afzal has taken extensive continuing education to treat tethered oral tissues, predominantly using a CO2 Laser to perform safe & efficient frenectomy.
At our office, we like to examine root causes, and together with the patient, design a plan of action, whether that involves oral appliances or other means, to help connect the patient to health providers of other disciplines to achieve optimal outcomes.
From the blog
Meet Dr. Nadia Afzal
Dr. Afzal’s journey from being a “traditional” dentist to a more “airway” centered dentist began when attending an Airway Symposium via the highly respected Dawson Academy several years back. Many of the issues being discussed for children who exhibit airway disorders/ sleep disordered breathing (such as lip tie, tongue ties, and sleep apnea) seem to shed light on many of the questions Dr. Afzal had regarding her own children’s health.
Since that first symposium, Dr. A has traveled and studied extensively- having obtained the statues of a “Breathe Ambassador” with the The Breathe Institute; a graduate of the Tongue-Tied Academy with Dr. Richard Baxter, fellow status with the American Laser Study Club, and a diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine- first to achieve any of these recognitions in the Lehigh Valley.