At Clauss Orthodontics, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field. One technology we are excited to offer is Cone Beam 3D Imaging. But what exactly is Cone Beam 3D Imaging, and how can it benefit your or your child’s orthodontic treatment?
What does this technology bring to the orthodontic space? Let’s dive in.
What is Cone Beam 3D Imaging?
Cone Beam 3D Imaging is a type of x-ray technology that allows precise 3D images of the jaws and teeth. It emits a cone-shaped beam of x-rays that quickly rotates around the head, capturing detailed images of the teeth, jaw, and surrounding structures. These images are then reconstructed into a 3D model using specialized software.
The experience remains comfortable for patients, and the process is much quicker than traditional x-rays. The images offer a clear insight into what is happening inside the mouth, leading to more accurate diagnoses and improved treatment outcomes.
Cone Beam 3D Technology VS Regular Orthodontic X-rays
Traditional orthodontic x-rays take two-dimensional images of the teeth, while Cone Beam 3D Imaging takes three-dimensional images. Two-dimensional x-rays are ideal for quick checks and monitoring progress, but Cone Beam 3D Imaging provides a clear picture of the entire mouth, teeth and jaws. This allows the orthodontist a more detailed look at the entire area. Being able to see in-depth helps with diagnosis and treatment planning.
Both are important for successful orthodontic treatment. We use both technologies at Clauss Orthodontics. You can feel reassured that your teenager’s orthodontic needs are met with the most accurate and up-to-date technologies available.
The Advantages of Cone Beam 3D Imaging
There are several advantages to using Cone Beam 3D Imaging in orthodontics. Some benefits are:
Accurate and precise treatment planning
This imaging technology allows orthodontists to create detailed imaging of your teeth and mouth, which can be used to more accurately plan the movement of the teeth and ensure that treatment is as effective as possible.
Detection and treatment of orthodontic issues
Cone Beam 3D technology can visualize affected teeth stuck in the gums or jawbone and cannot emerge on their own. By using Cone Beam 3D technology, orthodontists can accurately determine the position of the affected tooth and develop a plan to correct it.
Evaluation of jaw and airway issues
Creating a detailed 3D model of the jaw is an advantage of imaging. It allows orthodontists to identify abnormalities or potential problems affecting how the jaws align or function.
Improved patient communication and education
Orthodontists can visualize the mouth and teeth in 3D, enhancing patient understanding and engagement in treatment. It can also create educational materials and visual aids to help patients better understand their treatment plans.
How to Prepare For This Specific Imaging
To prepare for Cone Beam 3D imaging, your orthodontist may ask you to remove any piercings and jewelry you may have, as they can interfere with the imaging process. You’ll also need to remove any orthodontic appliances or devices you may be wearing.
At Clauss Orthodontics, we take great care to provide our patients with the best possible experience and outcomes. Our use of Cone Beam 3D imaging helps us provide you with the most accurate diagnoses and treatments to get the best possible results.
Women should always disclose if they are pregnant or possibly pregnant. This is because the radiation used during Cone Beam 3D imaging may not be safe for the unborn baby.
Get the Perfect Smile with Cone Beam 3D Imaging
We believe in providing the highest quality of orthodontic care to our patients. With the latest technology and techniques to help improve your oral health, we’ll be able to provide you with a confident smile. With Cone Beam 3D Imaging, we can visualize the inside of your mouth in exquisite detail, allowing us to develop an effective treatment plan for your individual needs. Get in touch today to ask questions or schedule a consultation.