Hello, I’m Alessia and I was born and raised in Catania, Italy. Now I live in Phoenix, Arizona, with my husband Kevin and our two happy daughters.

Our younger daughter’s experience with Laser Frenectomy was so successful that I felt the need to write about it, since not enough information is available on frenums and laser frenectomy/frenotomy. Most pediatricians, pediatric dentists and ENTs are not informed on the importance to treat a tongue-tie or a thick lip-tie early in life, therefore misleading their patients. We need to ‘fill the gap’ and bring clarity to this topic, one person at a time!

If you have a Laser frenectomy or frenotomy story to tell, please send it our way! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! (alemogo@yahoo.com)

Thank you and God bless!

Alessia Mogavero


8 Responses to About

  1. pam white says:

    Dear Alissa,
    I just have to say this blog is such a wonderful asset to have in our birthing community–well written and full of important information needed to be shared. Thank you for taking the time to put it together! I will definately connect a link to it on my website.

    all the best,
    pam white lm

    • alemogo says:

      You’re so welcome, Pam!
      My hope is that other Moms (and many pediatricians/dentists!) can become aware of the importance of frenula, and make the best decision for their babies and children! Thank YOU for sharing the blog with others – word of mouth is key!
      God bless,

  2. Kay says:

    WOW! Thank you for posting this information that I’ve been searching for over the last 5 years. I knew in my gut that my daughters frenulum (the abii superioris kind/between the front teeth) should have been removed as early as possible, but ALL her doctors said otherwise. I spoke with countless pediatricians, and dentists who either say it’ll go away or it’s best to have it removed after her permanent teeth come in. My daughter is now 6, and has lost one of her front teeth, and the new one is following. I’m a bit frustrated b/c had this problem been fixed early on, we may have been able to avoid the expense of braces. However now, in order to close the space, she’ll need braces. When my daughter was a newborn she also had difficulty with breastfeeding and at the time I didn’t understand why since she was my first. Now, after listening to the Dr. Video posted on your site, it ALL makes sense!

    I also searched for a Doctor in AZ and there doesn’t seem to be anyone currently doing this laser procedure. If you find/hear of one please let me know b/c New York is a bit far away. Thanks! Kay

    • alemogo says:

      Dear Kay,

      I have not found any doctor who performs laser frenectomy in AZ yet. If I do, I will certainly let you know. However, Dr James Jesse performs the procedure in Colton, California (on the I-10, from Phoenix to Colton is about 5 hours by car, as it is about an hour before Los Angeles). I would highly recommend that you contact his office as soon as possible (tel.909-825-7403) and tell him (or his wonderful assistants) about your whole story, and what the dentist is telling you to do now, that is: braces on your precious daughter, who is only 6 years old!! In my opinion, it might not be too late to perform a laser frenectomy and avoid that! Please, call Dr Jesse! His whole staff will be able to answer any of your questions (as they did with ours!) and address any of your concerns on your little daughter’s frenum.

      Please, keep us posted on that!

      God bless!

  3. Leslie says:

    I am the adoptive mom of a beautiful 8wk old little girl with a very thick upper lip frenulum much like her birth mom. I am interested to know how your daughter is doing now since more time has passed since her procedure. Is it growing back? I would love if you would email me back.

    Thank you!

    • alemogo says:

      Dear Leslie,
      Nope! Myla’s frenum has not grown back at all. She still enjoys a big smile and free lips. I definitely recommend laser frenectomy. It is very safe, the recovery is amazingly fast and I truly don’t think it is possible for the frenum to grow back.
      Please, keep us posted on what you decide for your little daughter! 🙂
      God bless,

  4. Dana says:

    I woke up in the middle of the night and HIS TONGUE! I grabbed my phone and looked up delayed speech and tongue tie- and came across your blog. “Conners story” is very similar to my son bobby- down to the fact that he only says “Go”. Bobby is younger than Conner- 16mts- and we were just about to get him evaluated/start speech help/early intervention…
    We had his frenulum snipped when he was a baby, and I think it’s still there. He has never stuck his tongue out. He gets visibly frustrated trying to make sounds/words. I think we will be making an appointment to get him looked at again. We are in north nj– anyone around here that you know of that might help? We went to a good dr who was recommended- but I was curious for a second opinion 🙂
    Thanks so much!!
    I feel that God directed me to you last night! 🙂


    • alemogo says:

      Dana, I am so glad the Lord directed you to our blog (which is really His blog)!
      On the homepage, you will find a link to a post on your right, by the title “Who performs laser frenectomy in the USA…?” When you click on it, you will find a list of practitioners who use laser to treat frenums, exactly the same way our daughter was treated. The results are amazing, fast and so wonderful, with no negative consequence. I’ve also sent you a personal email, so feel free to contact me at any time 🙂
      Many blessings,
      Alessia Mogavero

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