Why are x-rays important in orthodontics?

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Radiographs (x-rays) provide dentists of all types and specialists to see things that cannot be seen by the naked eye. All dental x-rays are used with low levels of radiation and are extremely important to evaluate your oral health. Family dentists can view early decay between the teeth and they can observe when bone loss is occurring. Additionally, unerupted teeth can be noted as well as extra or missing teeth. Finally, cysts and tumors are often discovered as they become evident on digital x-ray images. Orthodontists consider a panoramic x-rays (the one that scans the entire lower face) as the most valuable diagnostic tool in orthodontics. The overall dental and periodontal health can be observed as well as root positioning. All children should have a panoramic film by age 7. It shows us when developing teeth need more space to emerge so we can treat most conservatively to avoid the…

2nd Quarter Refer a Friend

We are happy to announce our new referral prize for the second quarter of 2019. 4 tickets to Dorney Park & a $100 Visa Gift Card Refer any new patient to our office for a consultation and you will be entered into the raffle. Refer a friend contest for the second quarter will run from April 1st to June 28th, 2019. One winner will be randomly selected and announced via our Facebook page. As always, we thank you for your continued confidence in us as you refer us to your friends and loved ones.