369 Heineberg Drive • Colchester, VT • 05446 (802) 658-4873 general dentist south burlington

TMJ Therapy & Bioesthetics

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints. These small joints hold the jaw to the skull and allow the mouth to open and close. When TMJs become misaligned, which can happen for a number of reasons, patients can suffer from pain or inflammation in the jaw muscles, regular headaches or neck aches, and the tendency to grind their teeth.

Bioesthetics is an integrative approach to dentistry. The philosophy is that your teeth are one component in a system that includes your jaw, head, and neck. It is a base model of health, and it integrates natural beauty with optimal function. This results in a beautiful, natural looking smile that is comfortable, long lasting, and functional. Patients also achieve stable, comfortable TMJ joints and associated muscles.

By addressing TMJ disorder with bioesthetics, Dr. Liscio may reduce or eliminate head, jaw, and facial pain. As a TMJ dentist, Dr. Liscio completed Level IV bioesthetic studies at the Orognathic Bioesthetic Institute. He understands the systemic nature of TMJ and bioesthetic issues, and he has seen patients enjoy greatly improved quality of life after TMJ therapy.

Treatment may involve an oral appliance that repositions the jaw and holds it in optimal position. This relieves stress on associated nerves and muscles, as well as the joints themselves. Alternate therapy includes stress relief exercises, building up back teeth to restore proper occlusion (how upper and lower teeth fit together), or eliminating habits (such as gum chewing) that irritate the jaw joints.

For more information, visit www.bioesthetics.com.

Conveniently located in Colchester, Vermont, Liscio Dental serves families from Burlington, Shelburne, Essex Junction, and South Burlington. We invite you to experience whole-health dental care with Dr. Liscio, Dr. Aten and our team of experts. Call our Colchester, VT dental office today to reserve your personal consultation, checkup, or second-opinion visit.

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369 Heineberg Drive Colchester VT 05446 USA
Dr. John Liscio Colchester VT dentist (802) 658-4873 (802) 863-5400