Tethered Oral Tissues
Robyn is an author, international lecturer, and subject matter expert on the diagnosis and treatment of Tethered Oral Tissue.
Robyn works collaboratively with preferred frenectomy providers as well as the inter-professional TOTs team in the tri-state area.
Many patients come to Robyn for speech and /or feeding challenges , not realizing that they are actually experiencing the functional impact of TOTs.
If the oral tissue is restricted and cannot allow the cheeks, tongue or lips to move full range, a variety of symptoms may occur. Red flags of TOTs may include: breastfeeding challenges, maternal nipple pain, failure to progress to pureed and solid foods, delayed speech sounds, articulation challenges, voice problems, mouth breathing, open mouthed posture and dental issues such as a space between the two top teeth or overcrowding of the lower teeth,
Along with Lori Overland, Robyn has spent years researching TOTs and creating a comprehensive and treatment protocol.
If you suspect that you or your child have TOTs , please seek a functional assessment first. The rationale is found in Robyn's parent newsletter TOTs 101: