At Preston Orthodontics, we utilize 3D technology to insure the highest quality of care for you and your child. The specialized digital radiographic imaging produces 3D images that provide a unique view of the teeth and surrounding bone structure, which allows for an accurate and individualized diagnosis and treatment plan. Traditional x-ray images are 2D, flat views that may have inaccuracies and distortions; the 3D scan minimizes these distortions, allowing us to further evaluate impacted/hidden teeth, missing teeth, and jaw.
One scan with the ultra low dose radiation 3D machine creates numerous images, where we previously required multiple radiographs to obtain similar information; though more precise with present day technology.
This 3D technology is used for:
- Facial analysis
- Impacted tooth position
- Airway assessment
- Tongue size and posture
- Alveolar bone evalutaion
- Surgical planning
- Placement of dental implants
- Assessment of cleft lip and palates
- TMJ assessment