Posted on September 9th, 2021
What is a CBCT X-ray? A dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a type of x-ray machine that uses a particular kind of technology to generate three-dimensional images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. The images we obtain with the cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning and gives your orthodontist a deeper understanding of your teeth’ relation to the rest of your jaw.
With the CBCT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient's head to produce many images, also called views. The images created are high-quality and detailed.
Why does Uniform Teeth use a CBCT X-ray? Our Uniform Lab technology is deeply rooted in the imaging we can take from a CBCT x-ray. The detailed view of a patient's teeth, jaw, gums, and nerves allows our orthodontists to design the best treatment plan to keep teeth healthy and safe while moving them precisely. We use the CBCT x-ray in conjunction with the 3D intraoral scan, so we have a deeper understanding of what is going on at the surface of a patient’s teeth and all the way down to the root.
What else can a CBCT X-ray help diagnose? Because a CBCT x-ray can give your orthodontist a deep in-depth view of your teeth, jaw, gums, nerves, and sinuses—it can also help detect and diagnose many diseases and/or complications.
The cone-beam CT scan is the easiest, quickest route for your orthodontist to diagnose conditions affecting your jaw, gums, and breathing.
What are the benefits?