Orthodontics

Orthodontics has traditionally relied on 2-dimensional x-rays in evaluating 3-dimensional structures. With Cone Beam CT imaging, a more comprehensive orthodontic diagnosis and more accurate treatment planning is possible by allowing for:

  • 3D views of vital structures
  • 3D evaluation of impacted tooth position and anatomy
  • TMJ assessments of condylar anatomy in three dimensions
  • Orthognathic surgery treatment planning and growth assessments in true 1:1 imaging
  • Airway assessments
  • Planning for placement of dental implants for tooth restoration or orthodontic anchorage and for placement of temporary anchorage devices (TADs)
  • Assessment skeletal symmetry or asymmetry