Orthodontic Imaging Techniques

The initial consultation with our orthodontist is mostly for evaluation, routine check-up or to identify the cause of the prevailing orthodontic condition. Today, the type of X-ray used during the comprehensive examination can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the orthodontist to quickly identify the problem and determine treatment.

CEPH X-Ray

A CEPH X-Ray takes pictures of the lateral or side view of the face. The complete radiographic image provides a way to view the teeth, jawbone and soft tissues that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This profile view of one's face displays the bones and facial contours on a single film for a more accurate diagnosis. This type of X-ray is primarily used in the orthodontic planning and treatment process. 

Digital X-ray

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Oklahoma City orthodontist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.

 Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the orthodontist can capture every surface of every tooth. 

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Identifying the issue is the first step for our orthodontist to further decide on a suitable treatment. Casady Square Orthodontics in Oklahoma City, , has a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and correct all of your orthodontic needs. If you have any questions regarding our orthodontic imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today at {site:phone to schedule an appointment.