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What is an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?


The prefix "Myo" stands for muscle.  Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders involve behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function and incorrect habits involving the tongue, lips, jaw and face.  


Below are some of the common problems that Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) addresses.


Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and Noxious Oral Habits:


  • Tongue Thrust
  • Open Mouth Breath
  • Open Bite / Overjet Malocclusion
  • Prolonged Pacifier Use and Bottle Use
  • High Narrow Palatal Arch
  • Abnormal Lip, Tongue, and Jaw Rest Postures
  • Lip Incompetence / Lip Weakness
  • Post Frenectomy caused by Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie)
  • Messy, Picky Eating due to Tongue Tie
  • Improper Bolus Formation
  • Incorrect Bolus / Swallowing
  • TMD related to Muscle
  • Jaw Instability
  • Drooling
  • Issues with Speech Sounds as it relates to motor skill
  • Noxious Habits such as thumb or finger sucking, cheek biting, nail biting, tooth clenching and tooth grinding

    Treating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders using Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy / Post Frenectomy Therapy for Open Bites, Improper Bolus, Drooling, Tongue Thrust, Tongue Tied Issues and more. First in Carroll County Maryland. OMT services are convenient to residents of Eldersburg, Finksburg, Marriottsville, Mount Airy, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Sykesville, Taylorsville, Westminster.


    Chris Zombek, Innovative Myofunctional Therapy of Maryland



    For more information, visit the Innovative Myofunctional Therapy of Maryland website.

    Innovative Myofunctional Therapy of Maryland / Chris Zombek, BSDH COM

    Providing therapy for lip, tongue, facial coordinations, and the elimination of noxious habits.


    Many of our patients may already be familiar with Chris; she is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH, BS) with Progressive Dentistry in addition to being an Orafacial Myofunctional Therapist.





    Progressive Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
    Serving the dental needs of families throughout Carroll County for over 15 years.

    Our dental offices are located in the Eldersburg / Sykesville area just over the Carroll County line.
    We are convenient to Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County, and Baltimore City.

    Providing experienced, compassionate dental care services for the communities of Eldersburg, Sykesville, Marriottsville, Finksburg, Mount Airy, Taylorsville, Glyndon, Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Deer Park, and surrounding areas.


    Conveniently located in South Carroll on Oklahoma Rd. at the intersection of Rt 26 Liberty Rd, Oklahoma Rd, and Ridge Rd, with the Eldersburg Commons Shopping Center, McDonald's, and Shell Gas Station.
    Our driveway is on Oklahoma Road opposite McDonald's and the Oklahoma Road Middle School
    (click here for driving directions).


    Phone: 410-795-0101   ~   Fax: 410-795-0165