Keeping the condition of the jaw in mind, Ceph X-rays are commonly used to:
Explore possible TMJ concerns
Assess the reasons behind excessive tooth misalignment – particularly in cases where an overbite or underbite is present
Diagnose suspected tooth and/or jaw fractures
Obtain precise measurement of teeth, including their root structures
Plan for orthodontic work like braces
Realistically predict the movement of teeth after applying various treatments
Project how (and how soon) dental work will affect teeth
The Ceph X-Ray Process:
The Ceph X-Ray is panoramic, meaning it can be used to get a look at the entire bone structure of one’s head and neck, areas often associated with problematic development and growth. Concentrating on the patient’s profile, or side view of the head, the x-ray technician positions the patient to produce an optimal view of the skeletal structures that the dentist wishes to examine. After only a few minutes, the Ceph X-Ray machine produces high-resolution images of the jawbone, teeth and soft tissue in greater detail than regular x-rays can produce. The dentist will calculate how the patient’s jaw and the surrounding bone will be affected by orthodontic treatment and have a look into the growth pattern of the jaw and teeth. This can be used to determine potential courses of action and routes of treatment.
CEPH X-Rays produce:
Clear, quality images of any specific area
Instant results (matter of a few minutes)
Detailed evaluation of various dental issues
Precise measurement of root tooth structures
A Ceph x-ray may be taken at Renaissance Aesthetic Dentistry as part of your orthodontic treatment plan. Call us at 239-530-3335 to schedule an appointment.