Changing Faces, Changing Lives — Northern Virginia Health-Focused Dentistry

Dr. Vann provides professional dental services in a warm, welcoming environment. She works together with you in developing a plan that will benefit both your dental health and your overall health.

Our Philosophy

My philosophy is, “the mouth is the window to our overall health.” As good health starts in the mouth, my goal is to help my patients know the current level of the health of their mouths. Together, my patients and I create an individualized plan to establish their goals, and identify and fix their dental problems. What sets Dr. Vann apart from other dental practitioners is that her practice is centered on the Oral-Systemic Connection, the link of the mouth to cardio-vascular disease, strokes and diabetes, and the treatment of jaw misalignment and TMJ disorder with the Advance Lightwire Functional Appliances as well. Dr. Vann only sees one patient at a time, allowing her to be fully engaged with each one.

Our Goal

Is to help our patients know what level of health their mouth is in. And, together with each patient, create an individualized plan to fix their problems by helping them make good decisions.  There is no need for anyone to go through life without a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.

Dr. Vann’s Promise

I promise to be friendly and treat patients with respect.
I promise to focus on helping patients know their current level of health and to work with them on creating options to achieve their health goals.
I promise to not use potentially hazardous materials such as mercury amalgam/silver fillings.

To learn more about the connection between your mouth’s health and your body’s health, take a look at these articles I wrote for Your Health Magazine.

Treatment for TMJ Disorder

Dr. Maribel Vann specializes in the treatment of TMJ dysfunction with the planned use of Advance Lightwire Functional (ALF) Appliances. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, is a common condition that affects many people. It is commonly caused by the misalignment of the upper and lower jaws and is responsible for many symptoms: chronic headaches and facial pain, chronic neck and back pain, ringing in the ears and ear pain, clenching and grinding of the teeth, vertigo, dizziness and loss of balance.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of TMJ dysfunction, I encourage you to contact me today to schedule an appointment.