Orthodontic treatment in Medellin

Oral health professionals at MDE Care

We know that a radiant smile is not only an expression of beauty, but also a fundamental factor for dental health and self-confidence. This is why we provide orthodontic treatment in Medellin, which not only transforms the alignment of the teeth, but also improves the oral functionality and overall well-being of our patients.

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What is orthodontics?

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Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and correction of dental and jaw malpositions. It uses devices such as brackets, aligners and appliances to align teeth and improve chewing function, facial aesthetics and overall oral health. Learn how our dedication to precision, innovative technology and personalized approach can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Types of orthodontics

There are several types of orthodontics to suit different patient needs and preferences. Some of the most common types include:

This is one of the most common and effective methods of correcting dental alignment. In this approach, stainless steel brackets are used that are placed on the front surface of the teeth. These brackets are connected by wires and the treatment involves regular adjustments to apply gradual pressure and move the teeth into the desired position.

Although metal brackets are visible, they have evolved to become smaller and more comfortable over time. They are durable and effective in treating a variety of malocclusions, offering predictable results. This approach is an excellent option for those seeking an effective, traditional orthodontic solution.

This is an innovative method that uses brackets that do not require elastic ligatures to hold the archwires in place. Instead of using rubber bands or wires to hold the brackets in place, self-ligating brackets feature an integrated mechanism that directly holds the archwire in place.
It has several advantages, including less friction, which can result in more comfortable and efficient tooth movement. In addition, the absence of elastic ligatures can facilitate oral hygiene, as there are no ligatures that can accumulate plaque.

Conventional orthodontics with ceramic brackets is an aesthetic approach that uses brackets made of ceramic materials that resemble the color of the teeth. Unlike traditional metal brackets, ceramic brackets are less noticeable, providing a more aesthetic option for those who desire a discreet appearance during orthodontic treatment.


These brackets function similarly to conventional metal brackets and are connected by wires that apply pressure to move the teeth into the desired position.

Although more discreet, ceramic brackets can be slightly more fragile.

This is a modern, esthetic method of correcting dental alignment. This approach uses removable, clear aligners to gradually move teeth into the desired position.
Each set of aligners is customized according to the planned progression of treatment. Patients wear each set for a specific period of time before switching to the next set. The main advantage of invisible orthodontics is that it offers a discreet option for those who wish to avoid the appearance of braces.

Pediatric Dentistry Services


Periodic dental checkups to evaluate oral health and detect problems early.


Removal of plaque and tartar to prevent cavities and gum disease.


Application of a protective coating on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent decay.


Application of fluoride to teeth to strengthen enamel and prevent decay.

Caries treatment

Removal of decayed tissue and restoration of the tooth with dental fillings or crowns.


Removal of damaged or gapped deciduous (baby) or permanent teeth.

Interceptive orthodontics

Early treatment to correct bite problems and align developing teeth.

Emergency care

Treatment of dental trauma, dental abscesses or other dental emergencies.

Dental trauma

Children are prone to trauma into their teeth due to falls, sports accidents or other injuries.

Why do orthodontic treatment in Medellin?

In MDE Care we have high level professionals in the city of Medellin, which work in the oral health of children, adolescents and adults through orthodontic treatments after a proper dental evaluation, which determines the type of treatment, its duration and cost according to the specific needs of each patient.

In Medellin we also have new technologies at the service of the welfare of our patients. One of them is the 3D dental scanner, which enables the registration of teeth, for adults and children, without the need to use impressions or masses to perform orthodontic procedures such as invisalign and other dental treatments.

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

The benefits go beyond dental aesthetics, as orthodontics can help prevent long-term oral health problems such as plaque buildup and irregular tooth wear. Opting for orthodontic treatment in Medellin not only improves the appearance of the smile, but also promotes overall oral health and general well-being.

Am I a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

Based on an evaluation, one of our allied orthodontists will be able to determine if you have malocclusions (bite problems) that require treatment and what would be the most appropriate approach to correct them. However, some signs that may indicate the need for orthodontic treatment include:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth.
  • Large gaps between teeth.
  • Crossbite, overbite or open bite.
  • Biting or chewing problems.
  • Misaligned jaw or jaw pain.

In general, orthodontics can benefit people of all ages who have malocclusions, although treatment may be more effective in children and adolescents due to facial growth. However, each case is unique, so it is important to consult with an orthodontist to determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you.

MDE Care: Your partner in wellness

Dental Care and Aesthetics with MDE Care

In MDE we are experts in aesthetics and oral health care, we perform each procedure with highly qualified professionals in our dentistry services in the city of Medellin.

We know that dental procedures involve not only several health specialties but can also go through issues of self-esteem, communication and socialization, so our dentists are people with a 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 certification as a Medical Facilitator with Global Healthcare Accreditation.

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 about orthodontic treatment

There are some cases in which braces are necessary for the patient. Some of the cases in which orthodontic treatment is considered are:
Open bite
Misaligned teeth
Overbite and underbite

Yes, it is advisable to avoid foods that are sticky, hard or that may get caught in the brackets, as they could damage the appliance or make teeth cleaning difficult. Some examples include sticky candies, hard nuts and very hard foods.

The age for braces can vary, but it is generally recommended that orthodontic treatment begin in adolescence, when most of the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment.

Invisible aligners are suitable for adolescents and adults with various types of malocclusions. They are particularly popular with those who prefer an esthetic and removable option to correct dental alignment. The suitability of treatment will depend on the orthodontist's evaluation.

Orthodontic Testimonials in MDE Care

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% 🥰”
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