In order to provide our patients with the highest quality of Orthodontic services, we use radiographs, or X-rays. These radiographs provide us with invaluable information about the postion of your teeth and Jaws.
While radiographic equipment does produce radiation (and depends on that radiation to function properly), modern advances in technology are continually reducing the amount of radiation that is produced. In fact, studies have shown that the amount of radiation produced by digital x-ray machines is not significantly higher than other “normal” sources of radiation that we are exposed to on perhaps a daily basis, such as televisions and airplanes.
X-rays work on a simple principle: the X-rays are stimulated and sent through the head and jaws. When these rays pass through, they are absorbed more by the bones than the soft tissues, creating a picture of how the jaws and teeth are positioned.