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Problems that can be found on X-Rays

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:

Intra-oral or mini x-ray

Skull or facial x-ray

Panoramic x-ray

Panoramic x-ray

Impacted Tooth

(Tooth stuck in the gum) This tooth is leaning against the roots of the other teeth which can cause damage.

Root Resorption

The root of the baby tooth has dissolved.

Root Position

Tooth root is in wrong position – this cannot be seen in the mouth.

Tooth Position

Tooth is leaning into the space.

Missing Tooth

There is no evidence of a tooth to replace the one that is missing. Some people do not grow all of their teeth.

Root Development

This root is not completely developed.

Wisdom teeth

Position of back teeth can be assessed including wisdom teeth.

Skull or facial x-ray

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.

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