Ceph X-Ray

Ceph X-rays are used to diagnose developmental concerns involving the head, neck and jaw that a dentist, orthodontist or surgeon believes may be interfering with proper facial and oral development.

What are Ceph X-rays used for?

  • 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

Cephalometric Analysis is particularly useful in understanding the complexities of overbites and underbites, because the position or underdevelopment of the jaw plays a significant role with these concerns. Orthodontists find them invaluable in the administration of orthodontic work because they need to evaluate the movement of the teeth, and sometimes the jaw, over the course of several years.