X-rays are used to investigate problems with the jaws and teeth which can not be physically seen just by looking in the mouth. X-rays are taken at consultations when necessary so that the orthodontist can create the best treatment plan for each patient. To find out what treatment plan would be best for you contact us today for a consultation in High Wycombe, Beaconsfield or Ealing.
The orthodontic consultation process usually involves radiographic investigation of the jaws and teeth. These x-rays help the orthodontist to discover any problems that cannot be seen by physically looking into your mouth or at your face. There are many different types of x-rays that can be taken either within the mouth or around your face – examples of these are:
(Tooth stuck in the gum) This tooth is leaning against the roots of the other teeth which can cause damage.
The root of the baby tooth has dissolved.
Tooth root is in wrong position - this cannot be seen in the mouth.
Tooth is leaning into the space.
There is no evidence of a tooth to replace the one that is missing. Some people do not grow all of their teeth.
This root is not completely developed.
Position of back teeth can be assessed including wisdom teeth.
Upper jaw and tooth position
Goofy appearance has resulted from upper jaw being too far forward and upper teeth pointing forward.
Lower jaw position
Lower jaw set back relative to top.