Maxillary Orthopedics for kids in Medellin

Prevent or decrease the duration of orthodontic treatments in the future for your child

It is ideal for children to have dental checkups from an early age. This allows us to diagnose any need for treatment with maxillary orthopedics to correct malocclusion problems in a timely manner. If you notice that your child’s teeth are poorly positioned, it is important to consult a specialist as soon as possible. Starting orthodontic treatment in infancy can effectively correct malocclusion problems.

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What is Maxillary Orthopedics for kids?

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The maxillary orthopedic procedure in children seeks to influence bone growth to allow the correct positioning of the teeth. This can reduce or even eliminate the need for orthodontic treatments in the future.
It is mainly focused on children from 3 to 12 years old and helps to achieve results such as widening the palate in a natural way, improving breathing and guiding bone growth.

Benefits of maxillary orthopedics in children

Maxillary orthopedic in children can offer several benefits. Among them:

Early correction of problems

Allows problems of malocclusion, dental crowding or irregular bone growth to be addressed and corrected from an early age, which can prevent future complications and reduce the need for more invasive treatments in the future.

Improved oral
function

Helps improve chewing, breathing and speech function by correcting the position of the teeth and jaw, which can contribute to a better quality of life and overall well-being.

Promotes proper facial development

Guiding the growth of facial bones properly can help prevent problems such as excessive protrusion of the upper teeth, retrusion of the jaw or lack of space for permanent teeth.

Facilitates future orthodontics

In many cases, jaw orthopedic treatment can reduce the duration and complexity, or even avoid future orthodontic treatment by helping to create a more favorable oral environment for tooth alignment.

Improves aesthetics

By correcting dental and facial alignment problems, jaw orthopedics can contribute to a more aesthetically pleasing smile and a balanced facial appearance.

 It is important to note that the specific benefits may vary depending on each child’s individual needs and the recommendation of an orthodontist or maxillofacial orthopedist is critical in determining the best orthodontic treatment for each child.

Anomalies that can be avoided

  • Overgrowth of the mandible.
  • Insufficient growth of the upper jaw.
  • Jaw that does not grow enough.
  • Apnea problems.
  • Mouth breathing difficulties.
  • Narrow dental arches (crowded teeth).
  • Crossbite (in the front and back).
  • Deep bite.
  • Open bite.
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When to use maxillary orthodontics for children?

It is ideal for children to have dental checkups from an early age. This allows us to diagnose any need for treatment with maxillary orthopedics to correct malocclusion problems in a timely manner. If you notice that your child’s teeth are poorly positioned, it is important to consult a specialist as soon as possible. Starting orthodontic treatment in infancy can effectively correct malocclusion problems.

Maxillary Orthodontics at MDE Care

At MDECare, maxillary orthopedics is integrated into a multidisciplinary approach that may include orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery, periodontics and other dental treatments. This ensures a complete and personalized treatment plan for each patient.

Dental Care and Aesthetics with MDE Care

At MDE, we are experts in aesthetics and oral health care, performing each procedure with highly qualified professionals in our dental services in the city of Medellín.
We understand that dental processes involve not only various health specialties but can also touch on issues of self-esteem, communication, and socialization, which is why our dentists are people of great human quality and will always try to approach the situation of their patients with professionalism and tact.
We are pleased to announce that MDE Care is currently working towards Global Healthcare Accreditation’s Medical Travel Facilitator Certification

The certification as Medical Facilitators guarantees a team trained to provide comprehensive and patient-centered care, complying with the highest international standards in medical care.

We also articulate with local entities to create a professional service adapted to the needs of medical tourism in the region. That is why we are part of the Cluster de Turismo de Negocios (Business Tourism Cluster), an initiative of the Medellin Chamber of Commerce for Antioquia.

Frequently asked questions on maxillary orthopedics in children

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Maxillary orthopedics is a treatment designed to guide, stimulate or redirect the growth of the jaw. It can start from an early age and it is important to monitor children's functions, such as their breathing, speech and head position, to ensure balanced growth and development. Therefore, it is recommended to monitor these aspects from infancy and consider treatment when the child is able to cooperate and participate in the process. It is also necessary to carry out a series of studies to determine the position of the teeth and diagnose the child's dental situation.

Each patient is unique; some children may need one appliance, while others may need up to four. In general, treatment can last about one to two years, during which time three to four appliances are used.

No, maxillary orthopedics does not cause pain. The devices are made of a very soft material that does not cause discomfort. In addition, the treatment guides the growth of the bones as the child grows, without pressing or forcing the growth of the bones abruptly, since no wires are used.

What our clients say

My daughter has received excellent care from Dr. Juan Nicolas. It was very important to have a pediatric dentist from the early years to reduce the natural fears that children have to dentistry and to generate in my daughter a confidence in her doctor. Also that as parents we can be informed every step of the way
Juan David Mejía
“Our deepest thanks to Dr. Nicolás, who returned (literally) the smile to our daughter Violeta. In summary: our daughter had teeth (especially the upper ones) with cavities, from 4 years old they began to depigment and gradually turned black until they almost seemed toothless. We went to many places but none of them gave us a solution, they just said that it was necessary to operate. As a last option, friends whom we hold in high regard recommended Dr. Nicolás, and we decided to start treatment with him. He was always honest with us. Treatment and commitment were needed, but thanks to this, today my daughter, who is now 7 years old, can smile without shame, feels good, and is with her teeth very healthy. We truly thank the doctor and recommend him 1000% 🥰”
VERÓNICA ESTEFANÍA LOPERA
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