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Why Do Orthodontist Use Cephalometric Analysis and X-Rays?

Why Do Orthodontist Use Cephalometric Analysis and X-Rays?

Orthodontists use a wide range of tools and analysis techniques to help them diagnose and treat patients with damaged teeth, misaligned jaws, or bone abnormalities.

Cephalometric Analysis and Cephalometric x-rays work in conjunction to help doctors plan and prepare the appropriate treatment for each patient.

What is Cephalometric Analysis?

Cephalometric Analysis is a branch of Cephalometry that measures and analyzes the dental and skeletal connections in the human skull. The use of Cephalometric Analysis helps orthodontists determine the teeth size, position, and shape of the jaws.

What is a Cephalometric X-ray?

A cephalometric x-ray (CXR) is a diagnostic tool used to evaluate the jaw, teeth, and skeletal structures from a side point of view. Cephalometric x-rays are an essential part of the diagnostic process for orthodontic patients. This imaging modality helps doctors assess the patient’s skeletal structure, identify airway problems, determine jaw issues, and search for impacted teeth.

Why Do Orthodontists Use Cephalometric and Cephalometric X-Rays?

The use of cephalometric and x-rays helps orthodontists obtain a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s dental and skeletal anatomy. Understanding a patient’s jaw and skeletal information is essential for planning effective treatment.

Cephalometric and x-rays are also used to monitor the progress of orthodontic treatment. Continued documentation of radiographic images can help doctors track the movement of the teeth and jaws and assess the efficacy of the treatment plan.

In conclusion, orthodontists use cephalometric and x-rays to obtain detailed information about the patient’s dental and skeletal anatomy. Using the combination of this information is essential for planning effective treatment and ensuring the best possible outcome for the patient.

Maduke-Bulat is a long-established orthodontics practice in Surrey, BC. Dr. Sandra Maduke and Dr. Ryan Bulat are both certified specialists offering cutting-edge orthodontics in a warm and compassionate environment.

If you have any questions about this article or orthodontics in general, or if you want to make an appointment with Maduke-Bulat, please contact us at (604) 591-8621.

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