Orthodontic treatment planning has never been more digital than with cephalometric X-rays in Beverly Hills and Encino, California. This unique tool enables our team to take accurately detailed radiographic images of the side of the face. Beverly Hills Braces looks to make dental care and planning as convenient and painless as possible and we can do that with this extraoral machine. It requires no plates or film inserted inside the mouth and we are able to view the nasal and sinus passages, which is not available with intraoral bitewing X-rays.
Cephalometric X-rays are taken with panoramic X-rays which results in less exposure to radiation. Here are some important features with this specific type of X-ray:
- Provides images of the side profile of the face
- Provides images of the jaw in relation to the cheekbone
- Shows any “bad bites” or malocclusions
- Allows for measurement of the teeth
- Can identify fractures and injuries to teeth or jawbone
- Orthodontic planning
As a preventive strategy to better your overall health and happiness, Dr. Sid Molayem is happy to provide advanced imaging. These X-rays are completely pain-free and are magnified by about 30% to show any signs of decay, disease or injury. If you have any questions or concerns about this technology, please call our dentist at 310-693-5926.