Ceph X-Ray

Ceph X-Ray

Ceph X-rays are commonly used to:

  • Explore possible TMJ concerns
  • Assess the reasons behind excessive tooth misalignment – particularly in cases where an overbite or underbite is present
  • Diagnose suspected tooth and/or jaw fractures
  • Obtain precise measurement of teeth, including their root structures
  • Plan for orthodontic work

The Ceph X-Ray Process:

Concentrating on the patient's profile — or side view of the head — the x-ray technician positions the patient according to specific criteria necessary. The dentist will calculate how the patient's jaw and the surrounding bone will be affected by orthodontic treatment and have a look into the growth pattern of the jaw and teeth. This can be used to determine potential courses of action and routes of treatment. 

A ceph x-ray may be taken at Family Dentistry of Arnold as part of your orthodontic treatment plan. Call us at 636-464-1008 to schedule an appointment.