Cephalometric X-rays in Victorville, California, help our dentist and team to examine your entire head and plan more effective treatments to meet your needs. Cephalometric X-rays, like panoramic imaging, capture photos extraorally, or outside your mouth, making the imaging process quick and comfortable. When you receive a cephalometric X-ray, a mechanical arm with a film holder will rotate around your head to capture a complete image of your oral structure. This not only makes your imaging process faster but further reduces the already low radiation exposure of the imaging process.
Images captured by cephalometric X-rays include:
- The complete nasal and sinus passageways
- The jaw, mouth and head
- The side profiles of your face
- A view of the jaw as related to your cheekbones
- Fractures and other injuries in your orofacial region
- Malocclusion (bad bite)
- Precise measurements of your teeth
Images captured by cephalometric X-rays are magnified up to 30 percent so that our dentist and orthodontist can view them without difficulty and make accurate diagnoses. We can then plan your treatments more effectively so that you can receive the care you need to enjoy a healthy smile.
We invite you to call Victorville Family Dentistry at 760-245-7800 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt or Dr. Matthew Moadel and learn more about cephalometric X-rays.